I disagree. I have two children who run and jump continuosly in our Pebbletec pool/spa. Notice I said spa. No one comes out bleeding or sore. If so, I would rip it out. If there is a rough area due to improper application, the installer can come out with a diamond buffing pad and buff the area down. If given the chance to truly learn about the original Pebbletec and not an imitation, one will learn the stones come from river, glacial, and beach deposits where nature has done the majority of the tumbling. Don't be fooled by texture. And just for the record, Pebble Tec does come in 3 different textures should one be opting for a different look. The other two are called Pebble Sheen and Pebble Fina. I love my Pebble Tec finish.
--- The biggest problem with Pebble Tec is the customer. First, the installer of the Pebble Tec HAS to be a "Certified Installer" through the manufacturer. Other installers can purchase Pebble Tec or even cheaper imitations, and will install it for a cheaper price. What you get is a product that cut's your feet, is rough, stains, etc. Taking the time and spending the money will get you the results that most people have. A quality, durable and long lasting finish that is smooth and beautiful. Don't use a inferior product, don't use the cheapest bidder and you'll be fine.--
I believe if you check with pebble tech they will say never.
There is a web link describing quarts finish below. There is also a web link on pebble tech below. pebble tech and quarts are pool surface finishes (see the links mentioned above) Wet edge is a method of constructing a pool where by one or more edges of the pools side are built just below the waters natural surface height. This brings about a situation where water is constantly falling over the edge of the pool into a balance tank and then via filtration back into the pool.
shock the pool add algaecide and scrub the pool walls with a stiff pool broom this should take care of the problem within a couple of days.
brush it with a strong solution of acid, Becarefull for your eyes ETC and then hose it down.
Any pool Interior finish will dry out and crumble if allowed to do so.
What people refer to as pebble tech is not always the same, to be on the safe side go to the following link. http://en.allexperts.com/q/Swimming-Pool-Spa-2261/sand-blasting-tile.htm
It shouldn't after all the top of the pebble tech pool is out of the water forever and it doesn't seem to hurt it. However be careful that you don't get a build up of ground water around the outside of the pool, This can cause an empty pool to start floating and that will definitely hurt it. If you have a hydro static valve at the bottom that works it should be ok.
What color is the silt? You might try brush vacuuming the pool. Consult with the builder.
Pebble sheen is usually the most expensive per square ft. is smoother than Pebble tec because the size of the pebble is smaller. Pebble tec is close in price to Pebble sheen is not as smooth as sheen but has better longevity because the larger pebbles stay in tact longer. Ultra poz is less expensive than Pebble is smoother than sheen. warranties depend on the company you choose but here in Phoenix I am seeing similar warranties on all three. A smooth surface is easier to clean but a darker color may not show the dirt like a white surface will. The darker the color the warmer the water.
SCP usually has it in stock you can reach them at www.scpool.com If you need installation contact Scuba Pool Repair- Repairing your pool Underwater: 800.330.7068 or visit www.scubapoolrepair.com
Try putting some chlorine granules in a sock and put the sock with a weight on it directly on the stain,
Drop the water below the cracks. Remove loose cement and texture down 1/4 inch. Mix the Pool Pebble Repair compound. Apply the compound to the crack and wipe off excess. Allow to cure for 12 hours.
Try putting some dry chlorine or dry acid in a sock and put the sock directly on the stain for a while.
If it is under water, it is most likely a build up of alkalinity. An acid wash will be necessary to remove it. Pebble Tec does not recommend an acid wash because there is the potential for loosening the pebbles. But there is no other alternative except replacing the Pebble Tec. Shop around for a person that is experienced with acid washing Pebble Tec. Maybe ask your friends or a pool store for recommendations. If tech is careful, your pool should be fine. If you have a white line around the top of the water (either on tile or the Pebble Tec itself), that will be a calcium buildup. Pebble Tec recommends professional cleaning with magneseium sulfate (brand name MaxxStrip). They do not endorse using glass beads.
A solution of hydrochloric/ muriatic acid should do it. don't leave it in there any longer then yo have to though. use just enough to do the job. Also, be very careful when draining your pool that you don't create any issues with your pool structure/integrity.
Acid dilutes very fast, add it to your pool (while running to help circulation) and you should be ready to swim in about 30min. Best way to add it is by using a 5gal bucket, fill it so that you have room to add the acid then walk around the pool pouring into the edges of the pool. This will keep from damaging your plaster especially if your pool has dark plaster or pebble tech plaster. Hope you found this helpful..
Well, it is possible that your pH and alkalinity have stabilized where they need to be. You did not state your readings. I would have to know those to have a better answer. k
PebbleTec lasts longer than plaster (and is usually warrantied for longer than plaster). In addition, it is darker so typically hides the staining that often comes with pool chemicals.
Smash it with a hammer!! Lol xd
This job is best left for a qualified pool tech who knows the codes in your state. One wrong part of the installation could get you seriously hurt.
Patch material is available thru wholesale distributors (pool service people only) It's made by EZ patch. Ask your pool tech to get some for you.
ask a pool care tech at your local pool supplier.