New pool build - Owner-builder

debuda

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May 16, 2019
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Los Angeles
So we are going with tropics blue in the end. Hopefully this coming week. Csnt believe its taken this long to get scheduled...

Have a question about acid washing...what is the purpose? Is it mainly to expose pebble? If we dont do it would plaster be smoother (due to pebbles being less exposed)?
 
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chemillion

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May 7, 2019
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Southern CA
So we are going with tropics blue in the end. Hopefully this coming week. Csnt believe its taken this long to get scheduled...

Have a question about acid washing...what is the purpose? Is it mainly to expose pebble? If we dont do it would plaster be smoother (due to pebbles being less exposed)?
Have you plastered & filled your pool? How do you like the water color of the tropics blue?

We're thinking about going StoneScapes Aqua White Touch of Glass, but not sure if thats a mini pebble or regular pebble. Does anyone here have info on that?
The other option would be aqua white puerto rico blend 2 or 3 bag formula.
WetEdge and Universal Micro Fusion is also being considered.
 
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debuda

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May 16, 2019
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Los Angeles
Have you plastered & filled your pool? How do you like the water color of the tropics blue?

We're thinking about going StoneScapes Aqua White Touch of Glass, but not sure if thats a mini pebble or regular pebble. Does anyone here have info on that?
The other option would be aqua white puerto rico blend 2 or 3 bag formula.
WetEdge and Universal Micro Fusion is also being considered.
Havent yet. Getting plaster this Thursday and acid wash Friday. Will post pics as we go along.
 
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OGSW20

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Jun 11, 2019
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San Jose
I believe they will be filling the pool today after the acid wash and it will take about a day and a half to fill. My PB will be back on Friday to test all the equipment if that’s what you mean by start up.
 

chemillion

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May 7, 2019
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Southern CA
Didn't do it in the end. Hope I don't regret...Did you?
have not plastered yet, probably will not. My concern is that the basecrete will cause the existing shotcrete substrate to be too smooth and less rough surface adhesion for the pebble plaster.
i'm hopeful it will be fine.
 
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chemillion

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May 7, 2019
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Southern CA
Here’s a close up of the Aqua White Puerto Rico Blend 3 bag formula before acid wash.
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nice! what is the difference between Aqua White 2 vs Aqua White 3 Puerto Rico blend? Are you able to add touch of glass beads to the Puerto Rico blend?
We're at the stage of picking the pebble plaster and its been tough decisions with the limited amout of resources and pictures and actual pools to see from. Do you have pictures of your pool after plaster to share?

Thank you!