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Lawrence MA
70 South Broadway
Lawrence, MA 01843
(978) 688-8307
Kingston, NH
3 Newton Junction Rd
Kingston, NH 03848
(603) 642-9909
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New Plaster Procedures

Rule #1 - follow any recommendations or instructions given by your installer -
they are the ones covering the warranty

We, at Family Pools, are proud to say that we have been installing, servicing, and chemically treating pools since 1978. In our experience, we believe the following procedure to be the best for chemically treating a newly plastered pool, however, not all companies follow the same procedures and we do not want to override your contractor's recommendations if they should differ from ours. Please feel free to hand them this guideline to see if this is how they would like your new plaster treated.

Fill the pool as quickly as possible
Day one - add Metal Muscle @ 1 Qt per 10,000 gal at night
Following days - test pH and Muriatic Acid or Controller 2000 to lower the pH to the proper range of 7.2 to 7.6 as necessary
Test daily and repeat as necessary until pH stabilizes somewhat
Bring a water sample into Family Pools and balance the water according to your water test results

Add chlorine to the pool but do not Shock right away
Add Poly 60 Algaecide or Proteam Supreme to prevent algae

Avoid shocking new plaster. Do not shock regularly. Shock only as needed to reduce combined chlorine levels.

Always predissolve dry chemicals before adding to the pool. The only exception to this is SunShield 4000 (a.k.a. Cyanuric Acid or Stabilizer) which should be added directly to the skimmer slowly.

Maintain pool levels at:

Total Alkalinity  80 to 150 ppm
Calcium Hardness  200 to 400 ppm
Cyanuric Acid  40 to 100 ppm
PH  7.4 to 7.6
Free Chlorine  1 to 3 ppm

Brush your new plaster with a nylon brush 2 to 3 times per day for 30 days.
Do not use a wheel type vac head to vacuum for 30 days. Buy a brush type.


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