Filter 24 hours per day for 2 weeks
Day 1: Reduce alkalinity & pH, add sequestering agent
Day 2: Test alkalinity, pH, & sequestering agent, adjust
Day 3: Lower alkalinity & pH if required, add chlorine
Week 1: Brush pool 2 times per day
Week 2: Brush, lower alkalinity & pH
Week 3 & 4: Brush, lower alkalinity & pH
Year 1: Lower alkalinity & pH as required
Once the plastering process is complete the hose will be placed in the deepest part with a floating “Bobby” or rag tied on the end to help filter and defuse the water, preventing the hose end from whipping and damaging the uncured surface.
NEVER TURN THE WATER OFF WHILE THE POOL IS FILLING.
DO NOT TRAUMATIZE THE SURFACE IN ANY WAY.
1. Do not allow any person, children, or pets to walk on the uncured plaster finish.
2. If the water is trucked in, a cushion of water 18” to 24” must be in the deepest part of the pool PRIOR to beginning the water-fill from the truck. Minimize the water’s impact on the new plaster surface.
3. Fill the pool as rapidly as possible with as many hoses as possible. Drying plaster looks irregular. As the pool is filling areas in the shallow end, step areas, or along the tile line may develop drying, check or crazing cracks. This is normal and will mend after the pool is full as it matures. Do not use the deck mounted dedicated pool fill lines.
4. Place all hoses in the deepest area of the pool with the ends protected by a “Bobby” or rage.
5. Do not allow the hoses to rest on the plaster or they will cause hose marks.
6. Do not add “start-up” chemicals until the pool is filled to the middle of the tile line. Start-up chemicals will usually include muriatic acid to adjust alkalinity first, pH and a good testable sequestering agent. Under NO circumstances should chlorine be used within the first 72 hours.
7. NEVER turn the water completely off while the pool is filling. It will leave an intermittent fill ring (bathtub ring). Reduce the water flow if the pool will be completely filled during the night or while no responsible person is present at pool fill completion to turn off water.
8. UNTIL THE POOL FINISH IS COVERED BY WATER IT IS EXTREMELY VULNERABLE. Intermittent fills will cause discolorations. Notify construction, lawn, and fence personnel of this and that debris, splashing, and deck cleaning will stain the finish. Fertilizer contains iron and manganese, which will cause red or yellow stains on pool surfaces.