So we are going to be replastering with Quartzscapes. We viewed two pools today (one brand new, the other 3 years old) with this finish. We really like the dark blue color. However, the refinishing guy warned us that a dark finish can look lighter over time (over a period of years). Is this correct? And if so, why? Does the dark pigment fade?
Also, we are missing a corner tile and one other tile next to our skimmer. You can see a small crack behind where the tile used to be (above the waterline). There are no other loose tiles or hollow sounds. The pool replastering guy said it is likely a small crack in the beam and that (assumming nothing major becomes apparent when they remove the tile) they can fill it when they do the re-tile for no extra cost. He said the crack may come back some day, or might not (he seems like a very straightforward guy, pointing out pros and cons of different products, telling why we may or may not like certain things, is low-pressure, etc). He said this is a really common problem with older pools. But I have read elsewhere that beam repairs are expensive and very involved so I am concerned. For what it's worth we got 3 other estimates and NONE of the people who came out thought the crack was a big deal, not even the guy who was obviously trying to nickle-and-dime us for every last $$$. Basically everyone said the same thing (they they could fill it with something and that it was most likely no big deal). I actually had a thread about this last year but there were no real conclusions since we did not end up doing the work this year. If it matters, we have lived here for a couple years now and the crack has not gotten any worse (the tile was missing when we moved in and we have not lost any more). There are no roots anywhere near the area (the crack is on the side next to our house), there are no cracks in the (cantilevered, concrete) decking, no leaks that we know of, no wet spots, etc. I am not sure if the crack WOULD leak if the water was higher. Anyway if anyone has further insight about this let me know.