Similar thing almost happened to us. Pool guy hired by the pool builder who did the start up wanted to add salt at 10 days. There are only 2 things in BOLD on the Pebbletec plaster 'guide' that was left with us when they plastered....1) don't stop filling once you start and 2) don't add salt for 28 days. This was a 2 sided list of things to do/don't do and those are the only 2 in bold...so you figure it's important. And, when they did add salt...dumped it all in the deep end and pushed it right into the drain without turning off the salt cell...hopefully it's not damaged (of course we got a 'high salt' error). Sometimes trying to keep ahead of these guys who 'should' know what they're doing is exasperating. Having never had a pool before, we often aren't even sure what we should have been questioning.I think I may end up in jail by tonight.
So the crew shows up today tying up a few last ends on the equipment. I see bags of salt laying on the deck and I ask what they intended to do with that? They said add it to the pool. I thought you were supposed to wait at least 30 days? Nope that's the way we do it. I disagreed and was pretty admit about not adding salt now. They just finished the new plaster 4 days ago. 4 whole days!!!!!!!!!!!!
I come in and call PB. Told him the story and he says that's the way they do it. I recited the Mater Plaster Associations guidelines and he says that's just a bunch of BS. He's been building pools for 40+ years blah, blah, blah. His reasoning was they did a water wash on the acid and that sped things along. Again, I disagreed but in the end he is holding the warranty card on the pool not me. I asked him to error on the side of caution.
PB's son showed up and said don't add salt for a few days so I am guessing he and dad talked about it and saw the light. Ten minutes later I see one of the helpers out there tossing in bags of salt. I made a bee line out to the deck and asked WTH are you doing? He said adding salt. I thought we were going to hold off? He said PB called him back and said go ahead and add it.
I am sooooooooooo hot right now it isn't funny.