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Thread: Do you always replace a drain when replastering?

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    Do you always replace a drain when replastering?

    When the first plaster company chipped away the old plaster around SPA drains and fittings, they broke the drain casing near the rim.

    Now I am hiring a new plaster company to finished the job and they told me that I need two new drains because the old ones are chipped. Do you usually replace the drains during a re-plastering job? I don't know if this is a mistake by the first company...
    Lazy-L shaped pool and a spa. 22.5k gallons. Pentair VS pump. Pentair cartridge filter CCP520. STA-Rite SR400NA heater (400K BTU). Leuder limestone coping. Pebble sheen (blue granite) Wooden deck.

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    Re: Do you always replace a drain when replastering?

    I am in the middle of having my pool remodeled and it was explained to me by my pool builder that all the white plastics (drain covers, returns, etc...) have to be replaced and are included in his estimate.
    15,500 gallon outdoor in-ground 17'x35' quartz pool w/ attached spa; Pentair WhisperFlo WFE-3 pump (3/4hp); Pentair SMBW4060 DE Filter (58sf, 160Gpm), Pentair MasterTemp Heater (400k BTU/hr) Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: Do you always replace a drain when replastering?

    Right. The drain covers are normally to be replaced. But they said that the drains (where the drain covers sit on) are chipped and need to be dug out and replaced.
    Lazy-L shaped pool and a spa. 22.5k gallons. Pentair VS pump. Pentair cartridge filter CCP520. STA-Rite SR400NA heater (400K BTU). Leuder limestone coping. Pebble sheen (blue granite) Wooden deck.

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    Re: Do you always replace a drain when replastering?

    Quote Originally Posted by scott_home
    Right. The drain covers are normally to be replaced. But they said that the drains (where the drain covers sit on) are chipped and need to be dug out and replaced.

    It really depends on how bad they are. The first company may have messed them up beyond repair.

    Can the covers be attached the way they are?
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    Re: Do you always replace a drain when replastering?

    Yes, all of my quotes for replastering included new plastic. However, they tried to sell me on the pop up assemblies(which included the pop up heads). Only the sleeves needed to be replaced not the heads. The drain is the important piece to replace, depending on when the pool was built new laws require different drain covers. (Atleast that was what I was told)
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