Hi all... I am a new pool owner... see signature. Clueless.
Bought a new house with a big fancy pool... two waterfalls, etc.... only problem is don't know much about pools.
I have some incompetent people maintaining the pool for 50$/month... but that is another story... I am still looking up what CYA stands for (LOL). Anyway....
First question... I had the pool drained a bit below the carribean bench a few weeks ago to have rope anchors installed (so my 2y/o knows not to walk off the edge... it works great). I think during that time (pool was only drained for 14 hours), the plaster got chipped on the bench with rocks (I didn't know the stuff was so sensitive).
See photo. The pool is a dark color plaster that looks 'rough' to match the motif of the yard. Those black dots are plaster that is coming off (If I agitate it with my fingernail, it makes them bigger and it is like sand/rock in my hands). I want to repair these so they don't get bigger. These were not there when I bought the house/pool 4 months ago. The pool is only 5-6 years old (so an entire plaster job is out of the question).
I spoke to one guy who said there is a patch they can put on those without draining the pool. It is an underwater patch that only comes in white. He said it is a band-aid solution (which I am fine with... if it buys me several years... doesn't Plaster only last 8-10 years?).