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    Marble dusting repair advice needed THANKS!

    Simple question guys - I had my gunite pool marble dusted last year in a deep blue. We had just bought a new house. There are cracks all over the place. Not leaking water, just highly visible cracking.
    My installer "I have never had cracks before in 20+ years of doing this, will have to empty the pool and patch it up."
    Questions :

    1. Dumping salt water not good. We live on the top of a hill and my neighbor will have a salt refuge in his basement. Truck best way to do it? His house is 50 yards down a mild slope.

    2. "Patching" I have read that when fixing a bad marble dust job it is a COMPLETE redo - no patching as colors will never match and it will look awkward. Do we agree?

    Many thanks, I just want to approach this correctly with my installer - the dime is on him.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Marble dusting repair advice needed THANKS!

    Welcome to TFP!

    While I am certainly no plaster expert, that does not sound like a patch job to me. I bet it will look worse than the cracks! I would want a re-do.
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    Re: Marble dusting repair advice needed THANKS!

    Thank you - guess that is the plan....ooofa.

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    Re: Marble dusting repair advice needed THANKS!

    A little bit of a hi-jack but I do not know what "marble dusting" is. Could you explain the process just briefly and the purpose?
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    Re: Marble dusting repair advice needed THANKS!

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    A little bit of a hi-jack but I do not know what "marble dusting" is. Could you explain the process just briefly and the purpose?
    Again, not a hijack at all. Not in my view anyway.

    This is what a plaster job is called in some parts of the country. Recently learned this myself, and now someone else will learn from your question. I bet more than one.
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    Re: Marble dusting repair advice needed THANKS!

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    A little bit of a hi-jack but I do not know what "marble dusting" is. Could you explain the process just briefly and the purpose?
    another name for marcite or white pool plaster

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    Re: Marble dusting repair advice needed THANKS!

    Not a hijack at all ... . all good! Any opinions here? Is it a patch job or complete redo? Thoughts on all of that water being pumped out?

    Cheers and TGIF

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    Re: Marble dusting repair advice needed THANKS!

    Quote Originally Posted by bradcud12
    1. Dumping salt water not good. We live on the top of a hill and my neighbor will have a salt refuge in his basement. Truck best way to do it? His house is 50 yards down a mild slope.
    I doubt it is a problem since the distance is far and you won't be dumping it instantly. How big of a pool?
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