How soon can I swim in my new pool?
Understanding the process of building a pool is extremely valuable in figuring out how to plan the project around your life. We have a section of our website you can discover more about the overall construction timeline and the specific details about each stage of the project:
When it’s time to fill the pool we are asked many new questions and that is why we have developed our own “Pool School” that will help answer most of your swimming pool construction related questions. At this stage of the pool project you are close to the finishing line and it is crucial that you perform a start-up procedure without the interference of any bathers in the pool.
This part of the process is going to be the same for new pools as it is for how soon can you swim after plastering s pool, which includes existing pools that are resurfaced.
Pool Interior Finishes Curing Time
Pool interior surfaces will need special tasks performed to properly cure for the best overall results of color and exposure, as well as to help aide in starting off with a smooth surface that feels good on your hands & feet.
The more brushing, the better. No matter if you have a smooth quartz or regular pebble finish, this part of the start-up process will ensure that the surface exposes all of the small details evenly. Brushing the new pool finish at least twice per day is recommended. You can not skimp out on this part of the process or else you will not have the absolute best results. Most manufactures of pool interior finishes recommend the brushing take place 2x per day for at least 4 or 5 days.
Circulating the water during the start-up process is highly important. When the brushing begins, there will be some residual material, some call “plaster dust” that will need to be filtered out. The water used in filling the pool for the first time is not treated for a pool, and when chemical changes are made the circulation system must be on to propagate the chemicals properly.
This procedure can take anywhere from 1 week (for basic plaster surfaces) or up to 30 days (for dark-colored finishes). Don’t worry, you will not have to wait an entire month to swim in your new pool. Within about 1 – 2 weeks (depending on your choice of pool interior) you can dive in!
After the initial brushing curing and filtration along with the chemical adjustments which you should continue monitoring, you can have at it, do a cannon ball and have fun! The first week of starting up a new inground gunite pool is the most critical time for making sure you get the desired end result. Do not rush this time when filling up your pool and the startup sequence thereafter. Below we have included a link to a swimming pool chemicals guide for everyday use that should help you keep pool chemical levels in correct ranges.
Get ready to swim!
While you are waiting take a moment to download the swimming pool maintenance PDF guide so that you know what to do after the pool is filled with water and it’s time to swim.
We hope this has answered a swimming pool related question that you have in mind when considering a new pool or maybe you have reached the finishing line of your new pool. During the construction process of a new swimming pool we are asked so many good questions by our clients that we want to bring all of those helpful answers to others!