Texas Pool Remodel


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Aug 3, 2013
long beach
no. not if done right.
we just brought an old buried pool back to life and had to patch some major holes in bottom and added some benches and a spa.
the plaster is what seals it.
I would ask to see their plan first though.


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Jun 7, 2011
Midland TX
My parents have had a SWCG pool with 1000 sqft of flagstone for 14 years. No sealing. No issues.

We just built a SWCG pool and have rock waterfall and travertine coping.

I think it is all about balancing your pool.
As far a durability against salt, it is down to what flagstone it is. Some will hold up, but a lot of it won't. Balance really isn't an issue because the drying salt on the deck is what does the damage. When it re-crystalizes afer drying, any that soaks into the stone makes it flake apart. The less impervious the stone, the better it does in this regard.

My suggestion on the "Plaster" is getting the best Quartz finish that wet-edge makes. I too prefer smoother over the pebble finish, and I agree, Quartz will last plenty long. We chose a top shelf Quartz and we are very happy with it. Wet-Edge is a great product.


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Jun 7, 2011
Midland TX
Of the three, I would choose Wet Edge. It's arguably the best product on the market, certainly as good it gets. It was started by guys who left PebbleTec and like their products, only approved applicators can apply Wet Edge.

If I had the choice of those, it would be my first pick.


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Dec 14, 2012
Groves, Texas
We have pretty much decided on quartzscapes due to price. I have seen a couple of pools that he has done and they have turned out nice. He said that instead of a acid wash he fills the pool and drops the ph and brushes it a couple of times a day to remove the plaster over the quartz. Is this an acceptable method?


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Jul 16, 2012
Central MD
Yes just a different kind of acid wash. That's how ours was done. Not sure if it's less likely to get streaking that way but it's seems possible because of the distributed nature of the action versus concentrated. Both methods seem quite popular here.