Before you use any of the following information to adjust your swimming pool and/or spa chemistry, please refer to the safety information toward the bottom of this page.
We use an acid start-up procedure to prepare your new gunite swimming pool for use. Its benefits include:
Dark Plaster Start-up Procedure
Your pool has been plastered with a mixture of white cement, crushed white limestone, and black dye. Cement and limestone are natural minerals, mined and processed, and subject to variations in color. This variation is most noticeable on cloudy days. The instructions provided on this page are intended to minimize naturally occurring chemistry that can contribute to unnecessary staining.
Safety Information | Legal Disclaimer
Please note that any information associated with pool and spa chemistry that we provide via our web site is provided as a service to our customers to allow you to adjust your chemistry yourself. That said, if you do adjust your chemistry yourself, we have to warn you that you do so at your own risk. Swimming pool and spa chemicals can be dangerous to your health and even harmful to life and and/or property if not handled with appropriate care, and require special handling and storage methods. The Ultimate in Pool Care will not be held responsible for any injuries to your health, life, and/or property associated with the use of information in the tables included in this document. Please refer to the special SAFETY CAUTION that follows for more information.