A Proper Start-Up for your New or just Remodeled pool
A proper start-up and maintenance keeps your pool looking beautiful for years to come. Jeff Kerber Pool Plastering, Inc. offers Start-up's. The start-up of a pool is the most critical step after completing a remodel. If handled properly, the start-up will help your pool look it’s absolute best – our goal is to make your pool sparkle!
Details of what our service includes:
- Initial brushing of all interior surfaces
- Additional brushing as needed
- Chemical water testing
- Cleaning all baskets and filters
- Checking all equipment
- Complete vacuuming of pool/spa
- Adding chemicals as appropriate
- Skimming pool as needed
- Prevention of calcium build-up
NEW PLASTER START-UP RECOMMENDATION
If you have purchased or received a quartz upgrade and you would like to quickly bring out the beauty of a quartz finish, it will requires a specialty start-up. For any questions you might have please call our office or have your pool service technician contact us.
When the water is about three feet deep, you may add additional water hoses. Aim them directly at the deep end.
DO NOT stop the water flow until the pool is full (center of skimmer).
Never turn on pool or spa lights when pool or spa are empty.
Step one: Check that all equipment is performing properly. You may have to either perform a backwash on your filter or clean your filter depending.
Step two: Start your filter and any type of automatic pool cleaner as soon as the pool is full.
Step three: If you do not have an automatic pool cleaner, vacuum your pool until plaster is dust-free. Sweep pool including bottom and walls until clean. Test the water:
Alkalinity should be kept at 80 to 90 ppm for the first week. This will help maintain your Ph balance.
Ph balance should be as close to 7.4 as possible in the first week.
Thereafter, alkalinity should be maintained as close to 100 ppm as possible and Ph balance should be kept between 7.4 and 7.6.
We recommend that you wait to add chlorine until after the Ph balance has been adjusted to the recommended range (7.4 - 7.6) and the pool is relatively dust free.
After pool water is Ph balanced, follow your test kit instructions when adding necessary chemicals.
For any questions, please call our pool service department at Jeff Kerber Pool Plastering, Inc. (909) 465-0677. You may use your pool as soon as it is clean and the water is chemically balanced.