New gunite pool-first test results

Poolmama!

Silver Supporter
Feb 20, 2019
74
Dallas, Tx
Plaster is 8 days old. It will be salt water, but not yet since it's so new. The pool builder has his own guy handling chemicals for the first 10 days...we have 2 more visits coming Monday the 17th and Wednesday the 19th. So far he's put in 7 trichlor pucks and I'm not sure what else...poured acid in it this past Wednesday but not sure about today (he didn't measure...just pouring from the jug!). I saw him carrying 4 pucks Wednesday and 3 more today, so 7 total that I'm aware of.

From my TF-100 test (boy, that was nerve racking the first time!!!!):
FC 7
CC 0
PH 7.2
TA 40
CH 100
CYA 20
Temp 86 (I think...not for sure if that's the air temp or water temp?) My weather app says air temp is 89.
CSI -1.15

So, do I do anything at this point, or just wait until we're done with 'the pool guy' on the 19th?
 

poolnoobgrandma

Well-known member
Sep 15, 2018
123
Seminole, FL
Plaster is 8 days old. It will be salt water, but not yet since it's so new. The pool builder has his own guy handling chemicals for the first 10 days...we have 2 more visits coming Monday the 17th and Wednesday the 19th. So far he's put in 7 trichlor pucks and I'm not sure what else...poured acid in it this past Wednesday but not sure about today (he didn't measure...just pouring from the jug!). I saw him carrying 4 pucks Wednesday and 3 more today, so 7 total that I'm aware of.

From my TF-100 test (boy, that was nerve racking the first time!!!!):
FC 7
CC 0
PH 7.2
TA 40
CH 100
CYA 20
Temp 86 (I think...not for sure if that's the air temp or water temp?) My weather app says air temp is 89.
CSI -1.15

So, do I do anything at this point, or just wait until we're done with 'the pool guy' on the 19th?
We are on almost the exact same schedule! Our pool started on June 7, and the PB guy is doing the chemicals here for the first month as well. I don't know exactly what he's done. We start up the SWCG at 30 days in, so are really looking forward to that. We can keep each other company as we figure this all out!