Hello everybody. First time here and I have already found so much info that I needed. Great forum.
I am in Southern California and had our pool re plastered in June. That is when my nightmares started.
The pool is gunite pool (not sure how old, guessing 30 yrs or so ? based on old brass pump that was there before I replaced it)
28000 gal with attached spa. around 40x25, 9 ft on deep end.
New Pentair variable speed pump
DE 60 SF filter
I would like your opinion about the finish. As for the pool many stains and color variations. The co. that did the plaster
blamed me for staining my pool by not having properly balanced water, not brushing when starting up.
I tested the water daily and once a week had it tested in the pol store.
The pH was right around 7.6 never any higher. TA 90. Calcium hardness around 250. TDS was 600
I brushed the pool min three times a day.
They did agree to do an acid start up (14 gal of acid in the pool and then added 2 more gal after 4 days)
The pool looks better, but still has spots mostly at the bowl. I guess they may go away after some time and expose more aggregate ?
The finish is California Quartz - Malibu Is anyone familiar with it or has pictures of their pool with same finish so I could compare ?
Also is there ultimate sealant to seal stainless steel light niche in spa that was damaged when old plaster was removed ?
I have used A+B before on the skimmer and it is holding well for last 7 years. I did not try it on stainless steel which is in the spa and will be exposed to hot water.
Any input and/or opinion would be great.