Warranty Concerns With PebbleTec Swimming Pools

When installing a new pool there are many different interior finishes that you can choose from. If you decide to go with PebbleTec or PebbleSheen it is vital you familiarize yourself with their warranty guidelines. They are strict with them and your warranty will be voided if you don’t follow the directions carefully! Specifically, following the recommended startup procedures is extremely important because that’s where the biggest mistakes are made. In the end, this could be the difference between the warranty covering damage or not. The interior finish in the first month is extremely sensitive to water chemistry and falling outside the guidelines could void any warranty. That’s why we hope this blog post helps to inform you of the following:

  • The break-in period
  • Startup procedures
  • Full up
  • Proper water chemistry

Break-In Period

This is the time period directly after the interior finish was installed. This period ends as soon as the enhancing process is complete and builder turns it over to you for startup.

Start-Up Procedures

The startup process includes following all directions extremely close. In this period you will need to test your water chemistry frequently, brush the interior finish every day, and add all chemicals necessary to keep it chemically balanced. Since the interior finish develops most of its durability in the first month that is approximately how long the startup process will last.

Fill Up

This process includes filling the pool all the way up to mid tile line with no stoppage. YOU MUST FILL UP THE POOL WITH TAP WATER….. DO NOT FILL UP THE POOL WITH SOFT WATER AND DON’T STOP THE FLOW OF WATER BECAUSE THIS CAN CAUSE A “WATERLINE” MARK ON THE INTERIOR FINISH. At which time the pool is filled, you will also want to turn on the filtration equipment and run it for a minimum of five (5) days.

Proper Water Chemistry

After you fill up the swimming pool you will want to make sure the water chemistry falls within the acceptable ranges listed below for the first month:

  • pH – 7.0-7.4
  • Total Alkalinity – 70-100ppm
  • Calcium Hardness – 150-250ppm (this can be challenging in certain areas)
  • Chlorine – 1-3ppm
  • CYA – 30-50ppm

During this time you will also want to brush the interior finish three times a day for the first three days and twice a day for the next ten days! You also don’t want to use any pool cleaner with wheels because it can leave tracks. Do your best to adhere to the above values and recommendations because failure to do so will void the warranty and in the end burn a huge hole in your wallet!

If you should have any questions about this or pool construction, please let us know!

Unique Pool Builds In Texas

How do you feel about your current swimming pool? Are you looking to make an addition this winter or have you even thought about a complete remodel? If so, let us help you! Whether you are looking to refinish your pool, or do a complete remodel or addition, Weber Pools can help. We can put together and implement a plan from start to finish no matter what the scope and size of the project is.

  • Outdoor Kitchen/Barbecue – no problem
  • Hot Tub – no problem
  • Water Features – no problem
  • New Tile – no problem
  • New Deck – no problem

Because of our sister companies and affiliations we can cover all of the trades and keep it under one roof, with one payee and one supervisor. We are uniquely situated to complete your entire outdoor living project in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Recently, we had the pleasure of working on a pool remodel that we would like to highlight in this blog post to give you an idea of what we are capable of doing. This was a unique project because we don’t get asked it very often but they wanted to make their dive pool into a play pool. Basically, this required us to take out the 8′ deep end and make it 5′ instead. To make this happen we had to shallow it out along with a complete remodel. We also had the opportunity to set all new Jandy equipment too. The swimming pool industry is seeing more and more play pools because it gives families the opportunity to play games like basketball or volleyball in the swimming pool.

In addition we also set all new Jandy equipment which included a filter, pump and motor along with a heater. We also did a full new plumbing job with the equipment and pool. Check out one of our earlier blog posts on why we recommend Jandy products over all others.


All new equipment set using Jandy products


Removing the tile


Preparing to remove deep end


Notice all the seating areas around pool and large “beach” style entry




Completed pool with water feature and raised spa

If you’re interested in learning more about this project or how we can handle any of your backyard changes, give us a call. You will be pleasantly surprised as we have a different philosophy than most; we want you as a longtime customer, and we want to maintain, repair and even hang your holiday lights for you. Yes, Jingle Jim’s, one of our sister companies has been hanging Christmas lights since 1995. Simply put, we want to build a lasting relationship with our customers and make you proud to show off your backyard paradise!