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  • Writer's pictureChristine Rhode-Parsons


Updated: May 29, 2020

Pool & Spa Renovation
Pool & Spa Renovation

The INTERIOR finish consists of pebbles and cement and will vary in color, shade, consistency and exposure. The color and shade will change throughout the day, as the sunlight reflects from different angles.

Important DO’s & DON’Ts

· DO NOT fill your pool with soft water. If any of your outside hose bibs are soft water, please notify your builder/applicator. Soft water may be used AFTER the curing process has taken place.

· DO NOT enter your pool (including pets) until it is completely, filled with water and balanced.

· DO NOT chlorinate your pool until water’s pH and carbonate alkalinity are within the acceptable range. Chlorine is highly reactive and high concentrations can cause metals or minerals to precipitate (cloud water, scale and/or stain). Many retail stores have computerized testing equipment to help you monitor these factors as well as others (cyanuric acid, metals, etc.). Ask your pool builder or applicator for a location near you.

· DO allow time (approx. 28 days) before assessing your final water and finish colors. The start-up and balance will allow the water and finish color to change over this time period.

· DO brush your pool. It is recommended that you brush a PTI pool finish three times a day for the first three days and two times a day for the next ten days. Using a standard, nylon (very important) bristled pool brush. Brush the walls and the floor of the finish toward the main drain. After that, regular maintenance may include brushing the pool approximately once per week, depending on the amount of dust or debris that may fall into the pool.

· DO realize pebbles and/or glass beads will come loose during the curing process (usually in the first few weeks). It is normal to experience a small loss of pebbles and/or glass beads during pool start up.

· DO wait at least 14 days before heating the water and monitor chemical balance more closely after you turn on your heater.

· DO wait at least 28 days before adding salt to the pool, if using a saltwater chlorine generator. Salt left on the finish surface may scale, stain, or discolor the finish, and is not covered by the warranty.

Christie's specializes in Swimming Pool & Backyard Renovations. You have pictured it in your head. You have sat on your lanai in summer’s heat and dreamed about the relaxing pool and the living spaces that would surround it. Not only are we experts at renovating swimming pools and spa's, we also can help build structures and amenities that will complete your backyard escape.

Give us a call at (239) 440-1241, to set up an on-site appointment.

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