Hairline Plaster Cracks 9 months after fill

alikennon

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Mar 29, 2018
3
Brentwood, CA
Hi there!

I have a pool that was completed November 2017. It was plastered with Anvil Quartzscape and immediately had extreme finish variations that were unacceptable. After finding TFP and a thread that was on point, I was able to get my contractor to do something about it. After two acid baths, the finish was essentially consistent enough that I could live with it. It was no near perfect but I was much happier. Shortly thereafter, a hairline crack formed along the wall of the pool that extends down the length of the wall and about 3 feet into the bottom. Recently, a second crack appeared about 8 feet from the first crack and on the same side and approximately same length. I am being told that there is nothing that can be done to fix the cracks and that they are normal! I cannot live with cracks in a brand new pool. What should I be pushing for to fix the pool?

Thanks!
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Pics would help us understand the problem better.

The question is this just a plaster shrinkage problem or has the shell cracked?

If it is just a plaster problem the fix is a chipout and new plaster. During the chipout the shell can be examined to see if the problem is more serious.
 
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alikennon

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Mar 29, 2018
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Brentwood, CA
Pics would help us understand the problem better.

The question is this just a plaster shrinkage problem or has the shell cracked?

If it is just a plaster problem the fix is a chipout and new plaster. During the chipout the shell can be examined to see if the problem is more serious.
I added a pic to the original thread and a couple more to this response from this morning.
 

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sktn77a

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May 16, 2010
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Chapel Hill, NC
Well, the cracks are NOT normal. Whether they warranty a major pool project to repair them is up to you and the pool builder. Personally, I'd probably leave it alone (although it's difficult to tell from the pictures).
 

onBalance

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Jul 25, 2011
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Utah
Long cracks are not normal and indicate a problem. The cracks may also leaking water out of the pool. It should be investigated and corrected.
 
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