Realistically, how important is it for the owner of a newly constructed gunite pool to be familiar with the calcite saturation index? I understand the basic scientific concept that having an inadequate concentration of CH in the water opens the possibility for the water's craving to dissolve calcium carbonate, which in turn would result in etching of the pool walls.
I performed a thread search, which yielded technical posts mostly by chemgeek that contained equations which would be fairly difficult to perform calculations with manually. I have not dealt with such in-depth manual calculations since being in my senior year of high school.
I suppose what I am asking if doing the basic tests on a regular basis myself, particularly watching ph and ch and using the pool calculator as necessary would suffice, or do I need to further familiarize myself with the technicalities of the CSI in order to prolong the life of a plaster job as long as possible.
I haven't even built my pool yet, but am currently trying to learn as much as I can before taking the plunge, so to speak.
The water I will be using to fill my future pool comes from my house's well. The plaster surface of the pool will be a product similar to diamond-brite.