Recent content by quantase

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    Metals in water

    Hello, I just tested my pool water and when doing the calcium hardness test it showed a fading end point with purple dots in the sample. I read from the Taylor test kit that this is caused by iron and copper in the water and the purple dots are magnesium. When thinking about it I believe it has...
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    Plastering Pool tomorrow

    Thanks for the info. I’m getting a colored pebble plaster. The company is having a water truck come out to fill the pool. PB said to immediately start filling it with my own water first until the water truck gets there. I read on TFP website that plaster should sit for six hours before...
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    Plastering Pool tomorrow

    PB is not going to be present for some reason. They haven't showed us how to start the pump and set it yet. That is going to happen on Tuesday. If we brush it over the weekend, won't the dust just settle to the bottom until the pump comes on Tuesday? Will that cause a problem? Will the...
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    Plastering Pool tomorrow

    The company is coming out to plaster my pool tomorrow. They say that a technician will not be out until Tuesday to begin brushing and circulating the water with the pump. Until then, I am just to add the sequester liquid to the pool and then just let it sit until Tuesday. What are you guys...
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    plaster on new pool-is this how it should look?

    Sorry to hear about all of the issues. I will be getting my pool plastered by A&S this Saturday. Reading these posts are getting me worried. It sounds like I need to stand out there with them while they are putting the plaster on for oversight. Any suggestions that you think would help me in...
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    Brushing newly plastered pool, but will it be okay without doing so for 6 days

    Good idea. I have heard that those floaters can stain or eat through the plaster if they sit on the stairs for a while. Should I tie it to maybe the Skimmer lid and let it float in that area to avoid it resting on the steps and causing stair plaster issues? Will it be a problem if the floater...
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    Brushing newly plastered pool, but will it be okay without doing so for 6 days

    Our PB gave us something similar to the NPC startup guide. Will the PH and CYA damage anything (plaster finish, etc.) if it goes unchecked for a few days? I just don’t want to have permanent marks/stains on the plaster. I would keep the pump running 24/7 for those days away.
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    Brushing newly plastered pool, but will it be okay without doing so for 6 days

    Our pool will be plastered (sunstone blue pearl-pebble finish) in a couple of days. I have read the plastering info in the pool school/taking advice from my PB. I will be brushing it twice a day for 11 days, but then I may need to be gone for 6 days. Will the plaster in the pool be ruined or...
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    Seal or not seal coping

    Thanks!
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    Seal or not seal coping

    Well it will be about 1-2 weeks before the pool will be plastered. We will have a SWG with travertine coping and decking. I am on the fence to seal the coping or not while the plaster is not coming for 1-2 weeks. Any advice? I don’t want the coping to deteriorate, but I have heard that that...
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    Automatic Poolcover box - How smooth?

    Thanks for letting me know. This is helpful!
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    Automatic Poolcover box - How smooth?

    I was wondering how smooth does the bottom of the automatic poolcover box have to be to avoid any potential future tears/wear on the cover itself? We are installing a cover and the gunite box where the autocover will sit in looks rough. I am not sure if it should be smooth like trowelled...
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    tadpoles in unfinished pool

    Good point! Thanks!
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    tadpoles in unfinished pool

    My pool is under construction and due to the rain, they are not able to put the plaster on yet. Thus, gunite inground pool has a little water in it and tadpoles are in it now. Should I pour some Clorox bleach in there now to kill them out before they become frogs and lure snakes in? I know...
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    Polymeric sand or self-leveling sealant on expansion joint?

    Thanks all for you suggestions. I plan to use the backer rod and sikaflex.