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Thread: new plaster start up

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    Join Date
    Feb 2008

    new plaster start up

    we are having are pool remodeled starting next week and do the diamond brite plaster the following week.

    can you guys tell if is there anything special about refilling the pool?
    pool company is basically insisting we use their start up service to get the water balanced...I just want to make sure they don't try and add anything I don't need or want.

    I have the TFP kit so I am armed with that and the knowledge that I've learned here.

    30-40yr old prehistoric IG gunite 20 X 40 approx 30000gals
    now with new cool blue Diamond Brite and blue waterline tile (looking good for 40yr old pool)
    new Hayward 244T sand filter, 3/4 Hayward pump, Jandy heat pump
    pool skim (love it)

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: new plaster start up

    The most important thing is to not invalidate the warranty. That is almost always more important than what they put in the pool.

    The key to new plaster is to be aware that it will quickly raise the PH for about three weeks, and more slowly for up to a year. You need to keep an eye on the PH and make sure it never gets too high. TA and CH levels will also rise for about three weeks, so don't manually adjust them too early.
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