New Construction - plaster concerns

Erin L

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Jul 28, 2020
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Our pool was recently completed (June 2022). It was finished with Wet Edge Luna Quartz (Bermuda). Immediately after application, we had concerns; you could see “foot prints” where the installers had walked out of the deep end and “drip” marks under the deep end bench area. We were told that it would look fine after the 6 week (2x per daily) brushing period. It does not. I will say, when the sun is shining, it is not noticeable. However, when it’s overcast, it is very noticeable. We knew there would be inconsistencies but we think this may be out of the normal range. Any advice, thoughts, opinions are greatly appreciated. I’m attaching several pictures to this post. Thanks in advance.
 

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ajw22

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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Typical problems. Fortunately it is too common with today's level of craftsmanship, or lack thereof.

Try sanding some areas with 80/100 grit wet/dry sandpaper and see if it improved the appearance.

You really don't want an acid wash which contractors will propose since it will take off a layer of palster, etch the palster, and weaken it.

At the end of the day this is cosmetic and does not affect the functions of your pool.
 
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