Pool Care Instructions

Whether this is your first time as a pool owner, or you need a quick refresher, our pool care instructions can help.

With the ownership of a pool finish comes the responsibility of maintaining proper water chemistry. This is essential in preserving the aesthetic beauty as well as attaining the expected longevity of your pool surfaces.


Important DOs & DON’Ts


fill your pool with soft water. If any of your outside hose bibs are associated with soft water, please notify your builder/applicator. Soft water may be used AFTER the curing process has taken place.


enter your pool (including pets) until it is filled with water and balanced.


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 installer for a location near you.


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 period.


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.


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.


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


wait at least 28 days before adding salt to the pool, if using a Saltwater Chlorination Generator System. Salt left on the finish surface may scale, stain or discolor the finish and is not covered by the warranty.

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