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September 2015 Blog Posts (3)

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Ocean Blue Pools LLC is widely recognized for extravagant swimming pool construction and unmatched customer service. …

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Added by Randall Schmidt on September 22, 2015 at 9:52am — No Comments

Plaster Spotting Exposed Again

The swimming pool publication, Service Industry News and its’ PhD chemist, recently peer reviewed the NPC/Cal Poly (NPIRC) Phase 2 pool plaster study report and concluded that white spotting (soft spots, spot etching, and spot alteration) of their plaster pools was not caused by aggressive water, and that the claims (by the NPC) regarding that study are false. In fact, every plaster study of the past twenty-five years has exposed that the NPC is wrong, and that aggressive pool water does not…

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Added by Kim Skinner on September 18, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

NPC & Color Plaster

If NPC leaders would just acknowledge what improper plastering practices do to pool plaster, there would not be a controversy within the industry - and there would be fewer plaster defects and discolorations occurring.

Case in point: Adding calcium chloride (hardening accelerator) to plaster and water troweling enables pools to be plastered faster and easier. But adding calcium chloride (CC) to a color pigmented plaster can also lead to blotchiness and mottling, which pigment…

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Added by Kim Skinner on September 3, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

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