Pebble color inconsistencies at install but still present 8 months later


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Sep 13, 2019
Berkeley, CA

I’d love any advice on my pebble interior. When they first installed it there was a few inconsistencies many around the bottom on the pool wall bend leading to the floor. 8 months later it hasn’t gone away, I know I had to wait a little while for it to cure and even out. Given this is my first pool I don’t know how even I should expect the color to turn out, not sure what the plastering crews are capable of. Please see pics and let me know your opinion. The last pic (far away shot) is from when it was first done. The other two from this week, as you can see the same lines at the bottom bend are still there.

thanks for any advice, this is my first pool.



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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
In my opinion you have a pretty good plaster job. Those are minor imperfections in a hand applied process.


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Mar 21, 2016
Atlanta Ga
I had that issue, hard to show it in pictures so can't tell how bad yours is.

My plaster guy had me drop PH to below 6 ( which is as low as I could test but when he said add 3 more gallons I pushed back and the finally called the manufactor who told them to acid wash it. That did help but was a pain because you not only have to drain and refill but re balance the water again which can get expensive.

Has the pool builder came out and looked at it yet? Took me getting them out 2 or 3 times before they fixed it but it was about 8 or 9 months later