Here we have provided some general guidelines to help you take proper care of your Fibre Tech resurfaced pool and avoid problems. We emphasize to all pool owners that the best way to handle pool problems is to prevent the problems from happening in the first place! The following guidelines will help you to achieve that simple goal.
Brush Your Pool Regularly
We recommend more brushing than vacuuming. A large percentage of the dirt, dust, soil, etc. that sinks to the bottom of your pool can be brushed down the sides and through the main drain, where it will be caught by the filter.
Keep Your Filter Clean
Maintaining a clean filter is essential. You should monitor your pressure gauge frequently. When the pressure reaches 25 psi you should immediately backwash or clean the filter. This is the key to keeping your water clean and clear!
Following are the proper pool chemical levels according to our Use and Care Guide.
- Chlorine: 1.0 ppm - 5.0 ppm
- pH: 7.2 ppm - 7.6 ppm
- Total Alkalinity: 80 ppm - 110 ppm
- Calcium Hardness: 300 ppm - 350 ppm
- Cyanuric Acid (conditioner): 40 ppm - 60 ppm
- Sequest Levels: 10 ppm - 15 ppm
Maintain Water Level
For optimal performance, you should keep the water level in your pool near the center of the skimmer. A lower level can cause damage to the pump and filter by allowing air into the system. A high level reduces the efficiency of the skimmer.
Do Not Drain Your Pool
Your Fibre Tech pool is specifically designed to remain full of water at all times. If it becomes necessary to drain your pool, contact your authorized independent Fibre Tech dealer for professional assistance. This is important because in areas of high ground water the pool shell can buckle and crack if the pool is drained without first relieving the hydrostatic pressure on the pool shell. All damage to the pool shell resulting from draining the pool without professional assistance of your authorized independent Fibre Tech dealer is the owner's responsibility.
Cleaning Above the Water Line
The "bathtub" ring caused by body oils, suntan lotion and contaminants from the air is easily removed with warm water and an approved swimming pool surface cleaner for fiberglass, vinyl liner or painted pools. Do NOT use abrasive cleaners, steel wool, metal scrapers, wire brushes or any type of metal tools, as these can damage the finish.
Dulled Spots and Scratches
Dulled spots above the water line can be restored by using Jack's Magic Miracle Glaze or similar products. It is important to note that the Fibre Tech finish can be scratched just like any other gloss surface. The finish is seven to eight times thicker than a normal coat of paint, so it is not likely that scratches will be more than superficial. Generally, you need not concern yourself with them.
Chemical Abuse Warning
Chemical abuse of the pool's surface will void your warranty. Chemical abuse is considered to be any chemical levels that do not fall within the recommended ranges specified in the Use and Care Guide for an extended period of time.