I'm having pool re-plastered next month. The pool guy recommended that I tint the plaster to help hide any stains that may occur over time. I can't find much info on the pros and cons of tinting plaster. The most I've seen are cons which involve poor mixing resulting in uneven shades when applied, uneven fading over time. The pros are the color appearance it can give water depending on preference.
Can someone provide me with some things to consider and ask before I decide on going with a light grey tint or staying with white?
Are there different types of plaster that I need to ask about. I've read about adding pebbles, quartz, etc for a more durable finish. I'm not going through that added expense because we won't be in this home for more than 5 years. For the standard white re-plaster job (or tinted), are there specific questions I should ask contractor in regards to what material they are using.
He is taking me around to show me some of their previous work so I will get an idea of workmanship but those will be handpicked examples.
I've read the startup after replaster instructions on this website. The one thing I took away from it was let the contractor do their procedure and do what they instruct for followup. My contractor will cover the startup chemicals and two weeks of daily brushing and pool balancing. Is there anything specific I should watch for the balancing. Anything that might be added for balancing that shouldn't. From discussion with various pool providers, and my contractor, they like chlorine tablets, copper algacides, 1 day shock treatment for just daily maintenance. These things are different than what I do to maintain pool. I would like to know if there are off the wall things I might expect when they balance the pool initially that may not be the best idea.