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Showing posts from August, 2015

Finished pool

With the pool completely filled came a lesson from the pool company on how to operate the equipment. There was a lot to remember and you should take notes so as to remember what everything does. There's at least a one inch high stack of instruction books to go with the equipment.

We're absolutely overjoyed with the pool and surrounds, seen here through our dining room window.

We just need to sort out that back fence, and stain the bench seat along the side fence.

The first evening we gave the pool lights a workout. They can change colours using a remote control.

With completion comes regular cleaning. In the first weeks the pool has to be completely brushed every day for the first week, then every second day for the second week, every third day for the third week, then once in the fourth week.  In that period it is manually dosed with liquid chlorine each day. This is to brush off any mineral deposits on the finish, and it helps bring out the blue in the Quartzon.

In our case,…

Filling the pool

Within a day of the Quartzon being applied, the pool had to be filled.  Once water is flowing into the pool, it can't be stopped. If flow stops a line is left in the finish of the pool.

At dawn the next day.

From our garden tap, it took just over a day to be half way up the skimmer box - about 1.5 tiles from the coping tile (a little higher than in this picture).

Pool render

Following from the fencing be completed and certified as compliant, the pool interior was rendered.  We selected a Quartzon finish - Santorini, which is white with blue flecks.  It is one of the cheapest two finishes. The more colour you choose, the higher the price (when you get a quote for a pool ensure you know what colour range is included).

Before the render is applied, the pool is drained of any rainwater and cleaned. This was done while we were at work, so we don't know how long it took or what is involved.

The Quartzon finish was applied in a day, transforming the drab grey of the pool shell. This photo was taken in the early evening.