I'm new to this forum but have done some reading on it.
I have a new gunite pool in New York so it's getting closing time. I have read that the plaster is supposed to cure under water for a year. Don't know how accurate this is but it's what I have read.
I have 4 or 5 inch slate tiles around the water line and the guy who installed it said keep the water below the slate in the winter or they will break.
So if I drain the pool below the skimmers and water feeds to blow out lines I will be exposing the plaster which is about 5 months old now.
Is that ok ??
Is it true the slate will crack if the water creeps up there durring the winter ?
Does anyone in a northern climate not close their pool and just run the pump every now and then ?
I would appreciate any advice bacause I'm not sure how to handle this.
Thank You, Tom