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How long before first Swim

Posted by texasdad (My Page) on
Tue, May 10, 11 at 20:06

My kids (and I'm really just a big kid) are super excited for our pool to get finished and start swimming.

The sales guy told us that the pool would be finished in mid-april unless there were big weather delays. The contract has a guaranteed completion date of May 7th (but the contract has no penalty for missing that date).

We are scheduled for Plaster tomorrow morning as long as it isn't raining. Right now the forecast has rain tomorrow afternoon evening.

It should take somewhere around 24 hours to fill it with the garden hose (13k gallons?)? Can the kids get in after it is full, or does it take a while to get everything chemically set up right?

We are ready to swim!

PS: We have been very happy with our pb and the quality of all work done. My only complaint has been with scheduling and the time-line.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: How long before first Swim

We were told we could get in as soon as it was filled, but the plaster instructions and warranty info said to wait until the chlorine and pH were balanced. That took about a week for us.

RE: How long before first Swim

I dont let my clients in for a week.
Get the water balanced, let the finish cure, let the plaster dust settle down, filter backwashed, etc.

Also, dont walk in the pool while its filling. Oils on your feet can stain fresh plaster. So keep the little darlin's at bay for a few more days.

RE: How long before first Swim

I jumped in mine the second it was filled at 5 in the morning. 2 years later and everything is good and you can hardly get me out of the pool.

RE: How long before first Swim

Rain all day today means no plaster.......... maybe tomorrow.

RE: How long before first Swim

I will tell ya what my plaster el master o fantastico told me.
(Yeah he was the mexican hefe of 30 years, and told me he was illegal, lol go figure, love Texas.)

"Yo, keep the bambinos out for all night, then tomorrow, party."

Worked purty well.

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