How long after filling my pool can we swim?  

This depends on what type of pool plaster finish you choose and if there were additional upgrades to your backyard/pool. But, rule of thumb is after the pool is clean and the water is chemically balanced.

Do I have to replace my pool filtration equipment when I have my pool re-plastered?  

No. However, with all of the increases in electrical and natural gas prices, upgrading your pool filtration and heating equipment can save you a lot of money. If your equipment is rusting or if you had copper stains on your old plaster, you should really consider upgrading your equipment.

Can you add a spa to my existing pool?  
  Yes. We can add a spa to your existing pool or build a new separate in ground spa.  
My maintenance company representative said that my pool needs to be modernized. What do they mean?  
  He is probably making reference to the tile, coping and plaster. However, he may also be referring to the pool filter, heater and pump. The new pool equipment is very cost effective as to energy savings. Rebates from utility companies as well as reduced energy bills all pertain to the modernized and improved pool equipment manufactured today.  
Do I have to have my pool plastered with white plaster or are other colors available?  
  The pool plaster industry has come a long way from the "white only" days when my dad was in the business. Although white plaster is still the most popular, we offer 6 different swimming pool plaster finishes in over 50 different colors. We can also do custom colors, to match other popular pool plaster finishes. We offer highly engineered preblended pool plaster finishes which use state-of-the-art high strength mineral & chemical technology.  
What are the facts about Kerber Pebble Finishes?  

There are several things you need to know about Kerber Pebble finishes:

  • Kerber Pebble was first developed in Australia over 25 years ago. The pebble finish produces a spectrum of colors as the sunlight changes throughout the day. A pebbled pool finish is intended to duplicate the natural appearance of a lake or stream bed and therefore color variation is a desired result. Water has a tendency to reflect hues and tones depending on sunlight and time of day.
  • The surface of a pebble pool is described as "orange peel" smoothness with indentions. The stones are naturally tumbled resulting in a bumpy non-abrasive surface.
  • The natural stones used will vary in size, color and appearance as they do in natural settings. These natural differences are normal and give the final product a variegated appearance.
  • After your pool is pebbled, we will return (usually the next day) to clean the surface of the stones with an acid wash. This process is to brighten the overall appearance by exposing the stones and removing the "milky" look. Keep in mind that even after this final wash, the natural beauty of the stone will not be seen until the pool is full of water.
  • Stones will come loose during the curing process (the first few weeks.) This is not a failure and is to be expected. You will possibly loose 1-2 pounds of stones, but keep in mind that there are several thousand pounds of stones and cement inside the pebble plaster finish.
  • Proper chemical balancing of your swimming pool water is very important. Follow the instructions of your builder or pool maintenance company.
  • Daily brushing of the newly pebbled plastered surface is necessary as to remove any plaster dust that has acclimated. DO NOT enter the pool until it is completely full of water.