New Pool Build in west texas


Gold Supporter
Nov 19, 2018
Tuscola, TX
We just moved to Texas from CT and had our house built. Naturally given the west texas heat we had to have a pool. It was just finished this past week and I am now brushing the diamond brite (day one). Any pointers for a newb to follow?

Texas Splash

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 22, 2014
Texas, San Antonio/Marion, South-Central Area
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
CircuPool RJ-45 Plus
Welcome to the forum! :wave: Obviously brushing will be a daily routine for a while, and so will controlling the pH increase as the new plaster cures. Make sure to have plenty of muriatic acid on hand to keep the pH from exceeding 7.8, and always refer to our recommended levels (link below) for all your other numbers. When you get a chance, please update your signature with all of your pool and equipment info to include which test kit you are using. If not a TF-100 (link below) then at least a Taylor K-2006C. There's no substitute for accurate testing. While you'll want to follow your builder's start up process for warranty purposes, you might also review our Pool School - Start-up New Plaster page so you have a basic idea of what to expect.

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