Hi, Everyone. We have just had a new in-ground pool constructed, but are frustrated because our builder/contractor does not seem to be starting the pool correctly. We have pebble (plaster) finish -- when installed we were told to hose down the pool sides every few hours and keep it wet. We did that (sort of) but pool took 26 hrs to fill completely so we didn't do anything to it overnight. It has been 10 days now since filling: they added 3 gals muriatic acid (to a 30,000 gal pool) and 3 chlorine tabs five days ago. We did not get a brush for four days and have been brushing plaster dust for 10 days 2x a day. pH is above 8.5, no free chlorine, no total chlorine, salt water generator is not even wired yet so it is not on-line. Lights are not wired; spa is not finished or wired. Pump and cartridge filter are working so we clean the filter daily to get the plaster dust out of it. Should we just go ahead and do a complete acid start-up on our own (praying that they finish the electrical) or should we keep waiting for the contractor to step up? We don't want to void the warranty (or is it already gone?) with inactivity or activity that they do not recommend. HELP!!!!