Hi everyone, I'm OIM and I'm building my own pool. I have been in commercial and residential construction for about 10yrs and have worked as a structural engineer for the past 4 years. Currently I am finishing up my Masters with a structural concentration. I've always wanted to learn about pools and this summer my family was in need of therapy performed in water. As insurance was getting pretty crazy, everyone in the family got together and we budgeted a new pool. It is a 40x20 with varying depths from 3 to 6 feet. We should be plastering on Friday, as the Quartzscapes arrives tomorrow, and couldn't yesterday as we were interrupted by a thunderstorm. I have read several threads here regarding plaster finishes and they have been very helpful. Yes, I will be plastering with my own crew . Recently I purchased some bags of diamondbrite (tahoe blue and blue) and set some samples down for Mom to choose. She was pleased with blue and we were ready to get to work on it. Unfortunately, there is no material in stock and won't arrive till next week. I really do not want to wait for next week to plaster and since I'm crazy about new experiences I am moving forward with quartzscapes. I am very disappointed by the fact that quartzscapes has no data sheet for application and specifications, but SCP assures me it is applied the same way as Diamonbrite and simply has a different mixing process. I am very excited! Any suggestions are appreciated. I look forward to posting some pictures soon.