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    New Plaster Problem

    I've got plaster that's a few weeks old that's starting to develop calcium scaling.

    I've been using a nylon brush, but would using a stainless brush do a better job cleaning the walls?

    Also, should I be using some type of chelate to help disolve the scales?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Re: New Plaster Problem

    Welcome to TFP.

    Certainly a stainless brush would be better. Calcium scaling is a chemistry issue. You need to test the water or have it tested. Calcium hardness, pH and TA are critical. Problems with these may void your warranty.
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    Re: New Plaster Problem

    Hey DoinTime and welcome to the forum

    Have you seen the article for start-up of plaster pools? This is a guide. Don't do anything to void your warranty.

    Keeping the pH under control and daily brushing are two major points with start-up.

    If you post a full set of water test results, we could give more input.

    What does your builder say about the problem?
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