1. After the finish is exposed, let it air dry for as long
as conditions will allow. Delaying the fill water a few
hours or until the next morning will reduce the occurrence
of shade variations (Mottling). Care must be taken not to
over-dry the plaster and cause shrinkage cracking. There are
no substitutes for experience and knowledge of local
conditions in determining how long to let plaster air dry.
2. Pre-filter the water with a carbon tank and use a
sequestering agent to eliminate stain-causing contaminants.
3. Start the circulation system as soon as possible using
the main drain line. Do Not start the system until the water
level is above the return inlets. Circulate the pool
continuously for the first 3 days.
4. On the first day test and record chlorine, pH, total
alkalinity, calcium hardness and temperature levels. Adjust
pH to 7.2 to 7.4 and the Total Alkalinity to 100ppm.
Dissolve all chemicals in water first and allow sufficient
time for each chemical to be fully dispersed before adding
others. Do Not add chlorine or calcium chloride.
5. Brush the entire surface twice each day for the first 3
days. Clean the filter as needed.
6. On the second day, repeat steps 4 and 5 above.
7. On the third day adjust all the chemistry to the
Free Chlorine: 1.0 to 3.0 ppm Ph: 7.4 to 7.6 Total
Alkalinity 80 - 120 ppm
Calcium Hardness: 200 - 400 ppm Stabilizer: 30 to 100 ppm
8. Adjust the pump timer to normal operating hours.
9. Do not install automatic pool cleaners for 28 days.
10. Do not vacuum the pool with a wheeled vacuum for 14
days, to avoid leaving "Wheel Marks". Brush type vacuums may
be used immediately.
11. Brush pool walls and floor daily for the first 2 weeks.
Important Note: these suggested guidelines are based on
feedback from our customers throughout the nation. They
represent an average of what has worked best for the
majority and do not guarantee you will not experience common
plaster phenomenon such as staining, mottling, efflorescence
and scale. Water supplies vary from one municipality to the
next and therefore common sense, experience and good testing
procedures must be followed. Refer to the N.S.P.I.
guidelines on start up and chemistry for more detailed