New Pebble


Well-known member
Jul 4, 2019
Scottsdale, AZ
Hi guys, I live in north Scottsdale, AZ and had my pool resurfaced three weeks ago with a darkish pebble aggregate. I've never been happy with any pool service so I'm going to use the nice new pool to learn to do it myself. I have read a lot, and bought the complete Taylor test kit. One thing has irked me about the resurfacing is a cloudy mottled surface on the bottom of the main pool, the attached spa does not have this. It does not brush off, it is imbedded. I thought I'd lower my pH for a couple days and see that helped, it didn't. Do you think I should just set normal chemistry parameters and wait a few months, or have it acid washed. I've bought all the basic chemicals for pool chemistry maintenance, and I have a degree in Chemistry, so I think I'm up to snuff for self-maintenance. This is a nice forum with lots of info.


Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2012
Tallahassee, FL
Hey there SteelBlue!! You are going to love using the test kit to get your pool balanced. Did you get a Speed Stir to help make the testing even easier?

Take and share a pic of your plaster so we can see what you are dealing with. I will tell you the darker the plaster the more the imperfections will show up :( We might have an idea to two to even it out though.

I am going to share a set of links I put together for new pool owners. I hope you find them useful:
Print these out:
Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule

Pool School - Recommended Levels

Bookmark these:
Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

Trouble Free Pool

Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

Make sure to ask any and all questions you might ha