Using Pool Math for natural concrete pool.

piapool

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Jul 9, 2019
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west chester, pa
The Pool Math app asks type of pool with only plaster, vinyl or fiberglass as choices... My pool is natural concrete without plaster. Do I use the Plaster option for calculation purposes?
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Use plaster in PoolMath

What do you intend to use for your target levels?

 

piapool

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Jul 9, 2019
5
west chester, pa
Use plaster in PoolMath

What do you intend to use for your target levels?

I thought the calculator was going to tell me what the target levels should be... I thought that plaster was different than concrete in terms of what was acceptable though.
 

ajw22

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What keeps your concrete pool waterproof? Concrete is not waterproof.

Plaster and concrete are forms of cement.

Levels for CH don’t matter in a vinyl or fiberglass pool. Most levels are the same otherwise.
 

piapool

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Jul 9, 2019
5
west chester, pa
What keeps your concrete pool waterproof? Concrete is not waterproof.

Plaster and concrete are forms of cement.

Levels for CH don’t matter in a vinyl or fiberglass pool. Most levels are the same otherwise.
Sorry, I am new to this and don't know what keeps it waterproof. It looks just like rough concrete with small rocks/pebbles in it. It is the same brownish/grey of the concrete pool surround but a little rockier. It came with the house and we expect it is about 20 years old.
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Chlorine
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Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
It is likely a form of plaster with pebbles in it. It is a color like concrete. Look at


Use plaster guidelines.
 
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