I have a new pool going in with QuartzScapes Super Blue (white plaster with blue quartz.) Iíve been reading about the different startup methods and am interested in, what I perceive to be, the benefits of a bicarb startup.
In reading the threads on this procedure and Iím a little confused about the acid washes that are done on quartz finishes.
Are acid washes common? I read one thread that discussed exposing the quartz via a particular method of troweling. Is this the exception? I imagine the plaster company my builder uses has their method, and I donít suppose I want the practicing a new one on my pool, just curious how common the acid wash vs troweling methods are.
Do they typically do an acid wash immediately at completion, or is the exposure accomplished via an acid startup?
If they do an acid wash does that preclude a bicarb startup; ie, is a bicarb startup of any value after an acid wash or is the damage already done?
Thanks in advance!