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    Solid Winter Pool Cover Sagging

    Hi I just had a brand new solid winter pool cover installed. it has bungees installed every 18 inches. It is not a safety cover. I keep a drain pump in the center at all times. Is it supposed to have some sag, even when pumped nearly dry? When wet, it seems to have a lot of sag. Thanks!
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    High Alkalinity Plaster Pool

    Closing in about a week or two - waiting on a new winter cover to be delivered. The LSI will drop a good amount in the great lakes winter.
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    High Alkalinity Plaster Pool

    Hi My pool builder performed an in pool acid wash a few weeks ago, dropped my pH very low. Prior to the acid wash, I had perfect pool chemistry. They reversed the process with Soda Ash and my Alkalinity has been sky high ever since. I have been adding small amounts of muriatic acid almost...
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    Footprints in Brand New Plaster Pool

    the alkalinity is now close to 300
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    Footprints in Brand New Plaster Pool

    the color is for the most part acceptable other than the areas of gray (which look like plaster was brushed down to the concrete) our areas of black (which look like the blue aggregate was sanded away from the black base plaster). the alkalinity off my tap water is low. Prior to the no drain...
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    Footprints in Brand New Plaster Pool

    I went in this past weekend - the surface did not feel rough under my feet - confirmed with a few other people in the pool.
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    Footprints in Brand New Plaster Pool

    Here are some more pics. The main drain looks like a poor job to me. I tried to send examples of the black spots which are throughout the pool as well as the deep gray parts which I think are concrete showing through. Thanks again.
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    Footprints in Brand New Plaster Pool

    So... The no drain acid was is complete. They dumped about 12-15 gallons of HCl into my pool (21,500) gallons. They brushed every day for 2-3 days and reversed the reaction. When the pool cleared up, you can tell that the quartz plaster was completely different - you can actually see a the...
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    Footprints in Brand New Plaster Pool

    Update. They are currently performing an in pool acid wash- They added about 12 gallons of Hcl to my 22k gallon pool, brushed every day for 3 days, then added soda ash. They isolated the heater and chlorinator and ran the pump very slow with the filter cartridge out during the process. We’ll...
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    Wifi control of Sta-Rite (Pentair) Max-E-Therm

    Hi Is there a simple way for me to control my heater from my iPhone/tablet? I know I can go the route with Pentairs intellitouch or easytouch - I would have to buy the controller + the additional wifi system? $$$ Is there a simple solution? Wondering if this might work...
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    Footprints in Brand New Plaster Pool

    So, if I could get the pool builder to do anything I want, what is the best 2 possible scenarios?
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    Footprints in Brand New Plaster Pool

    "Quartz Plaster"
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    Footprints in Brand New Plaster Pool

    Thank you all for the feedback. I was there when they plastered. It was a hot day - 90's and very sunny. It is a basic plaster - dark color (gray/black) w/ blue speckles. I believe it is a custom color from NPT. To me it looks more blue in my pool. I am wondering if I should just push for...
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    Footprints in Brand New Plaster Pool

    The heater and chlorinator have isolation valves and will not see the acidic water.
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    Footprints in Brand New Plaster Pool

    They are doing an “in water” acid wash. Not draining the pool, just dropping the pH to a very low number and brushing. Very reputable pool builder in my area, I’m sure they know what they are doing but somehow this one did not go well.
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    Footprints in Brand New Plaster Pool

    They have already agree to do an in pool acid wash. I’m leaning towards requesting that they re-plaster the pool, but wondering if I should give them a chance first?
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    Footprints in Brand New Plaster Pool

    Thank you Allen It is a dark finish - would the acid wash make it lighter and therefore not give me the color that I wanted? Will it reduce the life or longevity of my plaster ie force me to replaster the pool sooner over the lifetime of the pool?
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    Footprints in Brand New Plaster Pool

    Hi Just had a brand new concrete pool put in our yard. Plaster one day, acid wash and fill the next. There are a few issues that I am wondering about: 1 - footprints - white footprints that look like work boot soles from the deep end up to the shallow end and steps. 2 - lines from the...