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    Pebble Tec

    Not sure where else to put this question. I have a pebbletec pool that that is pretty much covered by the pool deck above. There are parts, next to the waterfall where pebbletec is exposed to the AZ sun . I've heard rumors that its bad exposing pebbletec to the sun and may crack in 10 years. Is this true ? should I continue the deck to cover the exposed pebbletec ? area circled in red in put pic

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    Re: Pebble Tec

    If you didn't put a tile line at the water level, the fish that is exposed to air may crack, discolor or delaminate. PT, as well as most any other cementacious plaster types need to be submerged. The 6" tile line at the water level does this.

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    Re: Pebble Tec

    The sad thing is, this is the way the pool company had designed it. They didn't even give us the option for tile. I think they knew they were going out of business and just didn't care. Now I have to do it myself
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    Re: Pebble Tec

    Nice pool!
    All the companies we interviewed for our build said they won't build a pool without tiles at the waterline. Due to the hardwater issues we have here. I'll ask the decking guys what they think about your situation when they show up to do our decking.
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    Re: Pebble Tec

    I would leave it alone until you actually have problems. It should last several years as it is and you should get plenty of warning (small cracks) before anything goes seriously wrong. Fixing it later isn't going to be any more work than fixing it now.
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    Re: Pebble Tec

    This is a surprisingly common thing down here (Tucson). Several pools in our neighborhood have exposed Pebbletec, and they look OK so far, but I have no idea how old they are (<10 years for sure).
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    Re: Pebble Tec

    I talked to my decking guy today. He didnt seem to concerned about the pebble being exposed. He said he's poured for other builders that sell the "rolled beam" but hasnt heard of anyy issues.
    On a side note if you are losing sleep over the issue (like I would) you could install some type of clean ground cover over the areas that are exposed. Lantana or something like that might be an alternative.
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    Re: Pebble Tec

    Quote Originally Posted by Shane1
    I talked to my decking guy today. He didnt seem to concerned about the pebble being exposed. He said he's poured for other builders that sell the "rolled beam" but hasnt heard of anyy issues.
    On a side note if you are losing sleep over the issue (like I would) you could install some type of clean ground cover over the areas that are exposed. Lantana or something like that might be an alternative.
    Hey thanks for the help. We had Riviera pools which went under the year the pool was finished. I hope your installer is right.
    Pool size 10,000 AG
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    Waterfall, pop ups

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