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Thread: are plasterers getting scarcer?

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    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    SF Bay Area (Lamorinda), CA

    are plasterers getting scarcer?

    So we're shopping around for quotes to repair a leak and replaster our 1960's era 16x32 rectangular IGP and one of the companies that just came out to look at it yesterday emailed to say they are now subcontracting their plastering and that it wouldn't be cost-effective for them to do our pool. Is this a trend? We're in the SF Bay area
    1950's-era 17K gallon formerly fiberglass, newly replastered IG rectangle (~15x30'),
    Hayward S244S Sand Filter with Franklin Electric 0.75 HP motor and WhisperFlo WFE-3 pump
    Clear ThermaTex bubble cover
    Manual vacuum

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    Re: are plasterers getting scarcer?

    Since the industry is so slow, many of the plaster companies are now doing remodel work (since there are no new pools to plaster). None of the pool builders have in house plaster crews (typically; they all sub that portion of work out), so for them to get a bid from the plasterer and mark it up to you is kind of a worthless exercise. If the plaster company, or a plaster company, also comes out to bid the work, they will be much less than the PB would (or could) be.

    If the PB you spoke with recommended a plaster outfit, chances are they are worth talking to. It is most likely who he uses, so that is a great starting point.

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    Re: are plasterers getting scarcer?

    Go check out the National Plasterer Council.

    Their website

    There's tons of plasterers listed there. I'm sure you will find some in your area.

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