New Pool Startup. What order should I address?

DreamFamof4

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Nov 7, 2018
7
Michigan
Hello,

New plaster pool just filled yesterday and pump startup today. PB dumped some calcium, muriatic acid and a floater full of chlorine tabs in the pool and took off this morning. I just tested water for first time and with the new plaster I’m concerned about the low CH and high pH. How closely should I monitor this with it being new plaster? Day to day is fine or couple times a day? I know they do this all the time but this is my pool and I want to make sure the plaster cures as best it can. I should be sharing my test results but I can paste them in if needed.

Thanks !!
 

jblizzle

Mod Squad
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May 19, 2010
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Tucson, AZ
A lot is dependent on how your pool builder starts up pools, which you may need to follow for warranty purposes.
Check out:
 

DreamFamof4

Gold Supporter
Nov 7, 2018
7
Michigan
Yeah I read through that and they aren’t telling me to do anything. Nothing about brushing and they are talking about putting the pressure cleaner in in a day or two. That is what started making me nervous. They said not to worry they will take care of it but no one has been around to even brush. I’m sure they are doing a normal startup as they haven’t dumped anywhere near enough acid to be an acid startup and no bicarb. Sound like I need to have a talk with them tomorrow and see what their plan is.

Thanks!
 

jblizzle

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May 19, 2010
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Tucson, AZ
Sounds typical. When I had my pebble installed I had to pay for a company to do the startup for the first two months as a requirement for the warranty and I swear they never did anything
 

DreamFamof4

Gold Supporter
Nov 7, 2018
7
Michigan
Thank you. That is something that would be good to have in the Start-Up New plaster guide. The PB did email and say he was going to be over in the morning to run some tests and take care of chemicals. I guess I will see where he goes from there.

Thanks again.