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:
|| 80 to 150 ppm
|| 200 to 400 ppm
|| 40 to 100 ppm
|| 7.4 to 7.6
|| 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