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Thread: New plaster with divots and pock marks?

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    New plaster with divots and pock marks?

    Hi Guys,

    On our newly plastered pool (less than 2 weeks old), is it normal to see pock marks and divots on the bottom or is the entire surface supposed to be smooth? I'm not sure how picky to be, but it seems these divots are rough and going to be great places for algae to grow on...

    It was hard to notice until the water cleared up and we actually turned on the pool light which cast shadows and is showing all the imperfections.

    Thanks!
    20,000 gallon, free-form, plaster, SWG, Hayward Pro Series sand filter, Dolphin Discovery

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    Re: New plaster with divots and pock marks?

    Ideally the entire pool would be completely smooth ... sounds like shoddy work.
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    Re: New plaster with divots and pock marks?

    Sounds like someone forgot to switch his shoes from spikes to sponges before he floated his way out.
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    Re: New plaster with divots and pock marks?

    I should add that there are larger sized pieces of hardened plaster stuck to a few spots on the walls (even with twice a day brushing), stains around the light, stains around one of the returns and part of the wall around the light is as rough as sandpaper.
    20,000 gallon, free-form, plaster, SWG, Hayward Pro Series sand filter, Dolphin Discovery

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    Re: New plaster with divots and pock marks?

    That is not normal. Mine is smooth as a baby's booty. Doesn't hurt feet, etc. not saying there aren't a few imperfections here and there, but you would have to search hard. Hope that helps.


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