New Plaster Startup

ShallowWater

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May 8, 2020
52
Riverside, Ca
Here's my Tap Water Chemistry assuming the salt and CyA is 0 (not tested).

Fill water going in now. Tomorrow I'll need to start balancing.

Results from poollogger.com

FC: 2.5
CC: 0
PH: 8.2
TA: 100
CH: 150
CYA: 0
Temp: 65
Salt: 0
CSI: 0.41
 

kimkats

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Tallahassee, FL
AHere is a set of links I put together to help with plaster picking and start up. The second set is how to care for the pool after it is started up and balanced.
Plaster links:
Ten Guidelines for Quality Pool Plaster Best one of all
All Plaster Finishes Should Last 20 Years
Not All Color Pigments are Good for Pools How to pick a good color for plaster.
A Plastering 'Watch List' | Professional Watershaping | Watershapes
Trouble Free Pool
Trouble Free Pool

Pool care links:
Print these out:
Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule
Pool School - Recommended Levels

Bookmark these:
Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
Trouble Free Pool
Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

What did you use to test the water?
 

ShallowWater

Well-known member
May 8, 2020
52
Riverside, Ca
AHere is a set of links I put together to help with plaster picking and start up. The second set is how to care for the pool after it is started up and balanced.
Plaster links:
Ten Guidelines for Quality Pool Plaster Best one of all
All Plaster Finishes Should Last 20 Years
Not All Color Pigments are Good for Pools How to pick a good color for plaster.
A Plastering 'Watch List' | Professional Watershaping | Watershapes
Trouble Free Pool
Trouble Free Pool

Pool care links:
Print these out:
Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule
Pool School - Recommended Levels

Bookmark these:
Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
Trouble Free Pool
Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

What did you use to test the water?

I buy my reagents in bulk from Amazon suppliers to refill my TF 100.
 

ShallowWater

Well-known member
May 8, 2020
52
Riverside, Ca
Based on my numbers I need to boost CH by around 32 to 35 pounds. Is it best to float a sock like with CyA or should I merely broadcast it around the surface of the pool?
 

ShallowWater

Well-known member
May 8, 2020
52
Riverside, Ca
BTW, @kimkats I already had the plaster done when I posted. The existing plaster lasted about 17 years so not too bad. The W/C in the mix "looked" to be a pretty high slump so that may be an issue as with the use of a curing agent as I'm not sure. The water itself does have trace metals in it but sans having a softener I suppose I'm stuck with it as is. It did take a crew of 8 about 7 hours to do my pool and they didn't do too much "hard tooling". At any rate, the pool looks great right now and we're selling the house. Next time, when I build my own pool, I know a few more things to be mindful of so thanks for the links.
 
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