Pebble finish is fading

Stains on the pool surfaces, pool equipment
or on the swimmers, or off-color swimming pool
water. Discolored but clear pool water.
Vinny S

Pebble finish is fading

Postby Vinny S » Mon 02 Jul, 2007 16:41

We installed a new pebble finish, replacing plaster. The primary color is blue, but it is fading to white in spots, large and small. I looked at it closley underwater with a mask and it appears that some of the clear pebbles are turning white. The water has been tested for metal and proper chemical levels. Any thoughts on what could cause this?


Postby mg » Thu 02 Aug, 2007 21:43

Do you have a salt water chlorinator? Are the pebbles really white or is it a film, maybe crusty? You may need to acid wash after the swimming season to restore the color. You may have a chemical deposit on the finish.
Vinny S

Pebble finish is fading

Postby Vinny S » Tue 07 Aug, 2007 11:29

Thank you MG........the white is not crusty; it is smooth. We installed a SC about a year ago, but we experienced metal staining and it has been turned off ever since; even after the pebble was installed. Our intention was to start it up again, but this problem prevented that. We didn't have any of these problems until we installed the salt system, despite the fact it has been turned of for months.

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