I have a dilemma brewing. I asked in my build thread, but really would like some feedback so I created a new thread for it.
We are leaving town for about 2 weeks at the end of July. I NEVER dreamed the pool would be unfinished at this point when we signed a contract in early FEB!! PB estimates the plaster (Florida GEM quartz aggregate) is going to be applied, at best, right around July 4th and, at worst, just before we head out of town.
What is recommended? Once the pool is plastered, aren't I supposed to brush all the time? PB recommends hiring their service (how convenient, isn't it?) for the first month to manage the pool until the SWG is turned on. They won't come everyday to brush, but they do come 2x week to clean, brush and manage chemicals.
My other option would be to delay the plastering of the pool until we return. No one in my family likes this idea (including me, I suppose). By the time we would get back, hassle PB about coming back out to do plaster, etc., the kids will be back in school. No joke! They start Aug 18th!!
Choices seem to be:
1.) pool service - chemical, monitor equipment and brush 2x week. Must pay for at least a month.
2.) hire someone to come and brush everyday and make sure pool company cleans filter and everything else?
3.) wait to fill until we return?