Just wanted to say hello to everyone again and update everyone with my new pool renovation that was just completed. I have a few questions and hope to get some great input as I have in the past. About four years ago I had a horrible pool guy to a re-plaster and paint job on the pool. Needless to say it was a sh...y job to say the least. Long story short, I have had a new gunite shell installed 8 inches thick all around the pool. I also had a blue quartz diamond brite aggregate put in. There was some streaking in a few places and a few spots that the pool builder will be fixing, but overall not a bad job at all. It has been four days since the pool was filled. I put a stain remover in it the first day and have been keeping the pH at around 7.2. I am brushing pool twice a day to circulate the loose plaster. I actually put flocculent in last night and vacuumed to waste this morning which helped get rid of some of the loose plaster. But upon brushing again tonight it is stirring up again. I suppose this will be a battle for a couple more weeks or so. Anyway, was wondering if anyone has any suggestions in speeding up this process and any other recommendations I may need to do to break in the diamond brite properly. Here are my current water chemistry as of tonight:
pH = 6.8 (put in 8 lbs of borax to raise to 7.3)
TA = 70 (put in 7 lbs of baking soda to raise to 100)
FC = 3.0
CC = 0
TC = 3.0
cH = 120 (can I start using calcium hypochlorite to raise this in a new plaster pool?) Not sure how to approach this
CYA = 0 (but am currently using trichlor pucks in chlorinator to raise CYA)
Water Temp = 88
I run filter continuously during the summer. It is a 1 hp Hayward pump that is very old. Ran out of funding to get new pump right now. Had to get a bigger filter so hope the pump is big enough. I have also added a very small amount of hth algae preventer. Its the 3x concentrate.
I want to make sure I am doing this correctly so any feedback is appreciated.