Having your pool re-finished is not only a big undertaking but also a considerable financial investment. The first month of pool service is the single most important phase of any re-finish.
I would strongly recommend you contract with a certified, licensed and insured pool service company for that 1st months service. Average cost for the first month pool service following a re-finish is $385. This involves 6 daily visits per week for the complete month to monitor the pH, Chlorine and Alkalinity levels, daily sweeping and vacumming as required with a brush vacuum only, filter cleaning as and when required which could be as much as every 3 days, balancing Cyanuric acid level at week 3, maintaining checks on Calcium hardness levels throughout the month and balancing the pool for swimming during week 4.
If you value the investment in your new pool finish contract with a service professional, take on this 1st months service yourself and you risk damage to your new pool finish.
Bob Charlton is a Certified Pool & Spa Operator and Inspector with the National Swimming Pool Foundation with 15 years of experience of pools in Florida.