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Plaster Finishes Should Last 20 Years

All pool plaster finishes should last 20 years or more. However, some last only 5 to 7 years, and some less than a year before the plaster surface deteriorates, discolors, and looks terrible.

Why the difference? Very often, plaster…

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Posted by Kim Skinner on February 11, 2019 at 5:07pm — 2 Comments

Is Pool Water Balance Always the Problem?

For 50 years, the pool industry has considered pool water within an LSI of -0.3 and +0.5 to be acceptable and balanced. But recently, and without providing any supporting science or research, the NPC is trying to convince the industry that any…

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Posted by Kim Skinner on February 6, 2019 at 4:24pm

Are All Color Pigments Good for Pool Plaster

There are two important issues involved when trying to achieve quality colored pool plaster that will remain durable, attractive, and the proper shade for many years.

The first issue is to utilize superior workmanship practices to achieve…

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Posted by Kim Skinner on January 17, 2019 at 3:30pm

The Art of Good Pool Plaster Color

The Art of Good Pool Plaster Color

An attractive plaster color (other than white) is often preferred by pool owners. However, it is very difficult for plasterers to produce a uniform and consistent color. The reality is…

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Posted by Kim Skinner on January 17, 2019 at 3:25pm

The LSI is Reliable

Using the Langelier Saturation Index as a guide for maintaining proper pool water balance and to protect pool plaster has become a mainstay in our industry, and we believe, for good reason.

We at onBalance have conducted several LSI…

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Posted by Kim Skinner on October 12, 2018 at 3:36pm

How Long Do Pool Filter Cartridges Last? A Complete Guide

Is it Time to Clean or Replace your Pool Filter Cartridges? Find out now.

Nothing brings joy to pool owners’ as much as crystal…

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Posted by Poo Filters on September 28, 2018 at 3:14am

Aqua Genie

I have a real old Aqua Genie skimmer with a control valve.

My issue is there is no plumbing schematics detailing how to connect the feed inside the skimmer through the control assembly and into the bottom of the hopper.  If anyone knows…

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Posted by David Robbins on August 18, 2018 at 7:33am

Pool Start-up Alternative for Plaster Pools

Orenda Technologies has recently unveiled a new start-up program that prevents the formation of plaster dust by adding calcium (calcium chloride) to low calcium tap water while filling brand-new plaster pools. We have received communications…

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Posted by Kim Skinner on July 5, 2018 at 11:15am — 1 Comment

How to Obtain a Quality Pool Plaster Finish

For pool builders, remodeling companies, and pool plasterers that want the best chance to obtain a quality and discoloration-free pool plaster finish (including white, color, and quartz aggregate pools), the link below is to an article in…

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Posted by Kim Skinner on April 14, 2018 at 9:05am — 1 Comment

low temp gunite curing

At what temp is wet down of curing gunite not neccessary?

Posted by David Jamieson on April 13, 2018 at 3:55am

 
 
 

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Kim Skinner commented on Kim Skinner's blog post Plaster Finishes Should Last 20 Years
"Thanks Kevin, I like hearing that there are good plaster companies out there, and that they do good…"
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Kevin Misley commented on Kim Skinner's blog post Plaster Finishes Should Last 20 Years
"Great info Kim. My plaster contractor will tent my pools if any threat of rain is present and also…"
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"I worked on several of these systems, many, many years ago. Are you still seeking…"
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Plaster Finishes Should Last 20 Years

All pool plaster finishes should last 20 years or more. However, some last only 5 to 7 years, and…See More
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