Water Chemistry and Maintenance

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The importance of proper water chemistry

Water chemistry and proper maintenance are the most important factors correlated with the life and appearance of your new pool interior. Failure to properly maintain water chemistry and maintenance can lead to deterioration, scaling, and discoloration among other issues. It is highly recommended that you have a certified pool professional maintain your pool.

Water chemistry for new plastered pool interiors

New pool interiors require a specialized start up procedure. Five Star Pools Inc. utilizes specific water chemicals and processes to ensure that your pools water is at optimum levels ensuring proper hydration, curing, and aesthetics.

* it is highly recommended that salt chlorination systems and automatic vacuum systems not be used for a period of 30 days after new plaster installation. Failure to follow this recommendation could lead to detrimental affects  integrity and appearance of your new pool interior.

Five Star Pools, Inc.  utilizes an NPC certied pool start-up technician.


According to the National Plasterer's Council, the recommended water chemistry guidelines are as followed:

Maintain water chemistry using the Langelier Saturation Index (LSI) between 0.0 and +0.3

  • Free Chlorine = 1 to 3 ppm
  • Total Chlorine = 1 to 3 ppm
  • pH = 7.2 to 7.6
  • Carbonate Alkalinity = 80 to 120 ppm
  • Calcium Hardness = 200 to 400 ppm
  • Cyanuric Acid = 30 to 50 ppm
  • TDS = 300 to 1800 ppm (non-salt pools)
  • Salt Level = 2500 to 3500 ppm (salt chlorination ONLY)

 *This information is provided for reference only. Please consult a certified pool professional as there are many environmental factors that may affect water chemistry

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Covid-19 PHTA Announcement

A letter from the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance to Pool Owners

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Our response to Covid-19

Company Statement to Clients

Aloha to all. 

With the current global pandemic that is occurring, we would like to inform you that this crisis is at the top of our minds. Considering that we are classified as an essential business, we are still providing services to all of our clients. We are currently monitoring the developments of the Pandemic at the national, state, and county levels as we navigate forward. 

Safety for both our employees and our clients are at the forefront of our daily operations. Five Star Pools, Inc. is taking steps to utilize recommended safety procedures provided by the DOH and CDC. Internally, our company is identifying and addressing safety protocols to help put into place these safety measures while monitoring the developments of the Pandemic within our environment. Externally, we are committed to working with our business partners and clients to operate in a safe environment. This can extend to an adoption of policies from other contractors, health institutes, homeowners associations, and/or clients. We are all in this together and must put safety at the forefront of our operations.

Although the construction industry has been labeled as a low-risk industry, we ask that our clients and business partners adhere to the guidelines provided by the CDC to implement social distancing, hand washing, and other necessary precautions as we move forward together. 

All our best,

Five Star Pools, Inc.