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    Pool Replaster Question

    Hi All,

    I have all 20x40 gunite pool which was originally constructed in 1975. It was replastered about 12 years ago and I've received a few quotes for resurfacing it with regular white plaster, all coming in between about $6500 and $9000. One of the contracts I'm looking at requires half up front as a deposit, and the balance on the day the plaster is installed. Is this typical? Would you give a contractor half the money before they even show up? It seems the wording in the contract is all about protecting the contractor about possible issues, not the customer. How can a customer ensure that they will be satisfied after laying out all of this money?

    Also, has anyone here had good experience with a pool replasterer in the NY area? Is it better to resurface in the fall or in the spring, considering the pool will be closed for the winter? Thanks for any advice!
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    Re: Pool Replaster Question

    Hey, As a pool company owner, I too require half upfront and most companies do the same. Just make sure there is a written contract signed. Also, I recommend using Diamond Brite Pool Plaster, they have very nice colors and the quality is the best. The total job should be around $8500-$9500 depending on colors and mixtures.

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    Re: Pool Replaster Question

    I would never pay all the rest on the day of install....no way. They should be responsible for startup, which will take anywhere from a day or two to a couple weeks. Maybe try to get 10 or 15% left til the very end? Others with more experience can comment...
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    Re: Pool Replaster Question

    I wonder why 50% down is standard...how much could the actual materials cost? I've also been looking at the Pebble Fina line as an upgrade which is about $2500 more than the standard plaster.

    Is there any advantage to doing the work in the spring so that the chemicals can be monitored all summer rather than risking the new surface sitting over the winter with no maintenance?
    20x40 in-ground Bella Blue Pebble Fina pool w/diving board, 1 HP Hayward Superpump, Raypak RP2100 335k BTU NG mV heater, Pentair Quad DE 60 filter, Pentair 261173 multi-port valve, Stenner 45MPHP10 pump w/15 gal tank, Intermatic ET1125CR dual electronic timer, 1.5" lines, two skimmers w/socks, Poolskim, vacuum line, ColorQ Pro 7 kit, TF-100 kit, speedstir, 2 froglogs, Dolphin Discovery Robot. Wine is the answer, what was the question?

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    Re: Pool Replaster Question

    I would do it in the spring. Just tell him that you will pay the final payment 15 days after completion of all punch list items and delivery of mechanic's lein releases. Those are generally the terms between contractors.
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