Quartzon Pool (6 month's) old with light grey patches

Stains on the pool surfaces, pool equipment
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water. Discolored but clear pool water.
suz

Quartzon Pool (6 month's) old with light grey patches

Postby suz » Fri 09 Jul, 2010 06:38

I have a quartzon pool which is 2 yrs old and has blue grey patches or sploges covering the base of the pool surface creeping up the sides.

I have been trying to resolve this issue for over a year now and have been told it is purely Ph related. I have endeavoured to keep the Ph at 7.2 but the markings remain.

I have spoken with Quartzon and they recommend that I give the pool an acid bath. Meaning lower the Ph to 6.2 for 24 hours.

Has anyone else done this? Does it work? How is the best way to go about it?


John Murray Caringbah

Quartzon Pool (6 month's) old with light grey patches

Postby John Murray Caringbah » Mon 23 Aug, 2010 18:33

I have a Quartzon pool that started exhibiting white(cacification ) spots almost immediately it was filled , by end of summer , it looked like pool had measles. During winter it was re-acid washed& refilled& rebalanced , almost immediately white spots reappeared. Quartzon rep said could be Quartzon not laid properly, leading to microporosity & rising ph. I had pool balanced aprox every 2-3 weeks & white spots still form. After initial acid wash & refilling pool, white spots started to form but not as many as 1st time round. Any solutions?
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Quartzon Pool (6 month's) old with light grey patches

Postby floridapooltech » Mon 23 Aug, 2010 22:28

John Murray Caringbah wrote:I have a Quartzon pool that started exhibiting white(cacification ) spots almost immediately it was filled , by end of summer , it looked like pool had measles. During winter it was re-acid washed& refilled& rebalanced , almost immediately white spots reappeared. Quartzon rep said could be Quartzon not laid properly, leading to microporosity & rising ph. I had pool balanced aprox every 2-3 weeks & white spots still form. After initial acid wash & refilling pool, white spots started to form but not as many as 1st time round. Any solutions?


you may need to utilize the warranty your contractor gave you with is work on the re-surfacing of the pool in order to resolve this issue. I would have him come out and see what he says about it.
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Steve of Harrington Park

Quartzon Pool (6 month's) old with light grey patches

Postby Steve of Harrington Park » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 20:31

swimnsaveusa wrote:
John Murray Caringbah wrote:I have a Quartzon pool that started exhibiting white(cacification ) spots almost immediately it was filled , by end of summer , it looked like pool had measles. During winter it was re-acid washed& refilled& rebalanced , almost immediately white spots reappeared. Quartzon rep said could be Quartzon not laid properly, leading to microporosity & rising ph. I had pool balanced aprox every 2-3 weeks & white spots still form. After initial acid wash & refilling pool, white spots started to form but not as many as 1st time round. Any solutions?


you may need to utilize the warranty your contractor gave you with is work on the re-surfacing of the pool in order to resolve this issue. I would have him come out and see what he says about it.


I've had enough of this Quartzon rubbish.My pool is 2.5 yrs old amd i've had nothing but problems with Quartzon.As soon as the pool was filled i had white spots appearing almost all over the shallow end of the pool.I put in the recommended amount of "cal-stop" all the time. Constant scale over the salt cell. Nobody wants to help!!! They always try to blame the ph level,which is absolute BS.I manually test the water every few days in summer and have my pool shop test it weekly,and everything is always right.It's the crap surface that Quartzon is, that is the problem.I manually have to get in the pool and pick the spots off.Didn't get a pool for all this trouble.
One bit of advice for any potential pool buyer,DON'T USE QUARTZON!!!!!!. But if you have nothing better to do and have plenty of money,install it,as it will keep you busy.
Allen G myerson

Quartzon Pool (6 month's) old with light grey patches

Postby Allen G myerson » Sat 08 Jan, 2011 23:12

Steve of Harrington Park,

Your chemistry is off. Post the following information and I will be able to advise you better.

pH
Total Alkalinity
Calcium Hardness
Cyanuric acid
Salt
Temperature
catzbat

Quartzon Pool (6 month's) old with light grey patches

Postby catzbat » Sun 09 Jan, 2011 02:12

why does light gray plaster is turning to white patches on plaster ?
J from Adelaide

Quartzon Pool (6 month's) old with light grey patches

Postby J from Adelaide » Fri 28 Jan, 2011 02:38

I had quartzon put in 5yrs ago....yeah like many others I have been very disappointed. I wish I had just resurfaced with marblesheen! It stains easily and does not maintain an even smooth surface. Parts of it calcify and rough the surface off. Certainly would not recommend it. Be careful of some pool shops...they may be on commission to promote it!! Stick clear!
kiwi

Quartzon Pool (6 month's) old with light grey patches

Postby kiwi » Fri 04 Mar, 2011 17:31

What is Quartzon lets be honest it is a trade name for a product that has very little Quartz in it lots of Oxides to provide a colour, it is pre mixed and cement is added, what is the shelf life of the product at the time application.
The blotchy looking finisishe are far to common for such an exspencive product and dont forget you have to add there costly Cal Stop every 6 months. Go to poolquartz for the ultimate 100% Quartz plaste :thumbup: :thumbup:
Quigon

Quartzon Pool (6 month's) old with light grey patches

Postby Quigon » Mon 09 May, 2011 23:51

Hi Folks,

Check out this technical report which is one of the best I have found on the subjects raised on this thread.

http://www.cmc-concrete.com/CMC%20Publi ... 20ICMA.pdf

It makes interesting reading!

Anon!

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