ANGELES POOLPLASTERING INC.
There is a curing period for all cementitious products. This can be related to a break-in period in which the cement is gaining strength and hardness. The slower it dries the stronger it gets. Pools are falled almost immediately so slow drying is normal. This presents other challenges that include chemical balances and brushing. It is important to follow the steps below accurately to ensure a proper plaster Start-Up.
Avoid the use of low pH sanitizers for 28 days to allow the cement to cure or run the pump and filter 24 hours per day if low pH sanitizers are required.
Do not add salt or other mineral based sanitizers during the initial 28-day cure.
Soda ash will bring pH up and Sodium Bicarbonate will bring Alkalinity up.
Pool finishes are susceptible to the same stain and scale build up as kitchen and bath fixtures. Tile and glass needs chemical cleaning and scrubbing to maintain the new look. Brushing and conscience water balance program along with the regular moderate use of sequestering agents prevent phenomenons associated with water. Surface checking or crazing is inherent to some degree in all cement products. This is a normal occurrence and is not considered a deficiency. Dark or pigmented finishes require a much if not more attention that white background finishes. Well water can add additional challenges. Pay extremely close attention to alkalinity and sequestering agent. Always add chemicals to water never water to chemicals. Failure to fallow the manufacturers instructions may cause an uneven cure. This can result in an irregular surface exposure, hydrations problems and/or staining which is not a result of the plaster manufacturer of the applicator.
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