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  1. HiddenRiver

    Newly Plastered Pool Closing Chemistry

    Our pool was just replastered with Wet Edge quartz based plaster on October 26. We have been brushing and balancing since. Tomorrow the pool folks come to close the pool for the winter. I have been working hard but trying not to cause extreme changes in water chemistry, but the pH is as low...
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    Suggestions for Good Quality Underground Pool Light

    Not sure if the light is the same, it is a Hayward and has colors, Prologic I believe. It is beautiful and it is installed now! This is just one of the colors—there are programmed light shows in the lamp.
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  4. HiddenRiver

    Pool Replaster Day 8-

    Does anyone have thoughts on how to prepare the water and pool for winter closing after the 28 day cure? Is this something the manufacturer would have recommendations on?
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    Pool Replaster Day 8-

    Thank you!!!!
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    Pool Replaster Day 8-

    Thank you! I had started with the installers instructions and now I am using wet edges (manufacturer) instructions. Are all acid sources the same? Is there a place you know of to get the needed acid outside of pool suppliers who appear to have none in stock?
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    Pool Replaster Day 8-

    Folks I need a sanity check. Our pool replaster is in day 8 of curing process and we have been brushing and trying to balance since this time. Today I was able to add more CYA to get that level up to 25. But I continue to have trouble getting my pH down and alkalinity down. Today I was able...
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    Help balancing pool chemistry post-replastering

    I am so sorry I Wrote Cal hypo and I should have written Cal plus.
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    Help balancing pool chemistry post-replastering

    The pool water folks charged us for 38,000 gallons. We had been filling from our well for a few hours before the water trucks started to arrive so I think the volume is about right. Thank you for the information for the Wet Edge website, didn’t think to look there! I typed the incorrect name...
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    Help balancing pool chemistry post-replastering

    We replastered the pool with wet edge Martinique quartzite on October 28. We added 120 ounces of sequestering agent according to contractor recommendation. Pool now is 0 chlorine 70 calcium hardness 8.2 pH, 240 Alkalinity. 0 CYA. I just added 8 pounds of cal hypo which pool math says it will...
  11. HiddenRiver

    Suggestions to partially close pool light niche

    We continue to brush and follow PC recommendations for chemistry. Work done on October 28 using Martinique quartzite finish. Pool lite replaced with a pro-logic colored light. Right now chemistry is strange. Chlorine 0. PH 8.2 (probably higher) CH 70. Alk. 240, CYU 0. Should I change...
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    Suggestions to partially close pool light niche

    They drilled a new conduit and sealed it and the gunnite folks planted in and around the niche to waterproof it. They finished the pool today. Now we will need to brush (and brush). Here are some photos Thanks for your feedback.It kept me sane although I hope I never have to go through this...
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    Suggestions to partially close pool light niche

    We are in the middle of having our gunnite pool resurfaced with quartzite. The contractor has patched all the cracks and removed and replaced most of the surface plaster and sprayed on grout (I guess) and then sprayed on a grey rough layer to which the new surface will adhere. We were delayed...
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    Suggestions for Good Quality Underground Pool Light

    We are having our 30+ year old pool completely replastered right now. The old light and niche is deteriorated and does not work. What would you recommend for a good quality but not overly expensive light that will last? Not interested in remote control from my phone...spend about $500 or so...
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  20. HiddenRiver

    Recommendation needed for replacing concrete pool lining

    Thank you everyone for your kind and thoughtful and great advice!!
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    Recommendation needed for replacing concrete pool lining

    Yes, thank you. What color did you get and do you like it? I ordered Martinique-it is the lightest I believe. The pool folks came yesterday and began to remove plaster and fix a few cracks. They ended up removing all the plaster because in many places there was sand indicating that the...
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  24. HiddenRiver

    Recommendation needed for replacing concrete pool lining

    Do you think it is necessary to chip out all the concrete? They are proposing to fix some cracks and deterioration in some localized places. No one told us it was necessary to chip out everything but just those places that are obviously needed. The pool is really in decent shape considering...
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    Recommendation needed for replacing concrete pool lining

    The pool water is slightly acidic without much calcium but some. Hard for me to get untreated water. But water that has gone through our treatment system is about pH 7.2 and Ca of 60 or so.
  26. HiddenRiver

    Recommendation needed for replacing concrete pool lining

    Is the 11k for just a plaster touch up what it should cost for the entire chip out and replace? Not sure what I am getting for my money!
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    Recommendation needed for replacing concrete pool lining

    Thank you! One more question—we are being told that we need to fill up the pool immediately after the job to be sure the concrete will cure. They say we need to get a pool water supplier to fill the pool and that costs $1500. We have a brand new well pump and it produces a great volume of...
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    Recommendation needed for replacing concrete pool lining

    Thank you. He said he would not chip out areas that were solid and would tap the concrete to be sure there were no hollow sounds. Is it fair to ask him to chip out everything? The pool seems quite sound for the most part but have some sections where the surface plaster has fallen off—but these...
  29. HiddenRiver

    Recommendation needed for replacing concrete pool lining

    The difference is between marble based plaster and quartz based plaster. Significant difference in price. Is it worth getting the quartz based? Does it last longer?
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    Recommendation needed for replacing concrete pool lining

    Here is last springs estimate for the lowest level product. I blacked out the contractors name