Many people think the Orenda Startup™ is basically a "Calcium Startup". But that's incorrect, and we want to set the record straight. The Orenda Startup™ is an LSI startup.
new plaster startup
There are three distinct forms of calcium carbonate that we commonly find in swimming pools. They are carbonate scale, calcium crystals [calcite], and the topic of today’s article, calcium dust.
Pool builders, plaster applicators, and service techs know that a pool startup can be a real pain. Plaster dust is just the tip of the iceberg. For residential pools especially, most pools have water filling them within hours of finishing the plaster. That means the tap water and its chemistry is immensely important in the curing process (hydration) of new pool plaster.