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  1. W

    SoCal *Splash* Pool

    Thanks--I must just be mistaken on your hills, they just look so much like OC. And yes, I hadn't noticed that in your signature--I think you'll be very glad you're going with Fina over Sheen, especially if you have kids playing in your pool, etc.
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    SoCal *Splash* Pool

    Your hills look like where I grew up (where East Orange meets North Tustin)? Don't mean to intrude, but are you sure you want Pebble Tec? We regretted that choice (actually went with Pebble 'Sheen' so it would be 'smoother'), as the aggregate is so abrasive, taking skin right off when one...
  3. W

    So why no swimming during plaster break-in period?

    Oh, and what is "sequestrant" (mentioned in Pool School under Start-up New Plaster")??
  4. W

    So why no swimming during plaster break-in period?

    OK. Thanks waterbear, et. al. I've got my TF Testkit! By the way, any problems with having the fire department fill it up from a fire hydrant??
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    So why no swimming during plaster break-in period?

    Well, they've got a great warranty. We start filling tomorrow and it's July 4th. I've got a friend who told me I could ask the fire department to fill it. If the kids are careful (no toys, hard objects, etc.) and don't mind the eye irritation, what are we risking?
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    So why no swimming during plaster break-in period?

    Our pool builder (Cody Pools in Austin, TX) told us we could start swimming as soon as the water is filling up. Our interior is Pebble Sheen (by Pebble Tec). Does this kind of plaster make an exception for the no swimming rule??