Fill and start after pebble resurface...


May 15, 2020
Ozona, Fl
Hi Guys. I’ve maintained my outdoor 13.5k pebble pool for a while now following TFP with zero issues. Love the methodology. Right now I’m getting into uncharted waters with a pool demo and resurface. Old coating failed and I’m putting in a “Wet Edge” finish. My questions are... after the acid wash and initial hose fill, I was advised to do a metal treatment by the local pool store. Thoughts on that? I’m not on well water, so it’s the normal city supply. So depending on the answer to the metal treatment, do you immediately slam the pool? Or just bring up to normal FC levels? I’ve just never had to start from ground zero before as I’m in Florida and keep the pool open year round. I have other chemicals to balance obviously, including salt and borates to 50. (Using pro team for borates). Would love to get some opinions here. Thanks!


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TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40

Take a look through the above and pick which start up guide applies to you. Then follow it. Your plaster company should also provide you with the proper start up guide.


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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Follow the most appropriate startup guide for your pool for the first 28 days and then transition to TFP Recommended Levels
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