National Plasterers Council
  • National Plasterers Council Who we are!

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    NPC membership definitely has its benefits and the NPC website at is no exception. Are you taking advantage of these key website resources?

    Find a Professional. Online users are able to locate you and your business through a specialized catalogue of NPC member professionals. You are able to search by service/builder, applicator, or manufacturer/distributor, and then by location. Customers are also able to narrow their search by using the Certified Start-up Technician directory.
    Technical Resources, including:
    Ask a technical professional, available for both consumers and professionals, about any issue you are having with your pool.
    NPC Research Projects that bring scientific method to the development of industry standards.
    Calendar of Events for NPC and the whole of the pool and spa indust
    Information on becoming and maintaining certification as a Start-Up Technician.
    A Technical Library full of valuable information about common issues had and methods used by the industry
    NPC YouTube Chanel - Alan Smith’s Spot Etching video already has over 1,000 views!
    Membership information. Sign in and update your profile as needed and put your business on display for the public looking for a professional to hire. is a credible, go-to source for all aspects of pool plastering and you and your company are a part of it.
    The NPC Scholarship Fund. The Rey Perales Memorial Scholarship Fund provides your employees and their children a chance to win funds for school. Ways to become more involved are located under About Us on the NPC website.
    The NPC Research Foundation. NPC has been key in the development of industry standards and at the forefront of cutting edge research through studies such as the Cal Poly evaporation study. Information on these efforts are also under the About Us section of the website.
    Opportunities to take even more advantage of Last, but certainly not least, there are ways to feature you and your business across the whole of the website and put a visual of your services and own website on display for all users to click on at any given moment of exploring NPC resources.
    Being an NPC member means that you care about industry standards and completing jobs the right and safe way. NPC provides the above benefits to members so that you can hold your membership with pride. NPC strives to positively impact a customer’s decision to go with your company by maintaining an impeccable reputation and providing valuable information. Show less
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  • Alan Smith in the Pool with Spot Etching and Nodules

    • ALAN SMITH SPOT ETCHING EXAMPLES - Duration: 5 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      Alan is a Life Time veteran of the swimming pool industry.
      Started in the pool plaster industry in 1974 as a plaster trainee.
      Started Alan Smith Pool Plastering in 1981 and has completed over 27,00...
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  • Spot Etching with Greg Garrett Play all

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  • Spot etching with Alan Smith Play all

    Spot Etching
    A "slang" term originating in the swimming pool plastering trade that denotes a type of etching deterioration of the surface of a cementitious coating by chemical attack.
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    Welcome to NPCTV! The National Plasterers Council will produce short videos for our members to learn about news, upcoming events, field reports, and more!
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  • Nodule formation with Greg Garret Play all

    Greg Garret is a expert on Swimming pool plaster and problems that may occur.
    Calcium Nodule
    A slang term used in the swimming pool plastering trade referring to a calcium carbonate formation on the surface of a finish coat resulting from the percolation of water that is capable of leaching cement compounds from voids, bond failures, cracks, or a weak sub-boundary layer in the cementitious coating, which is then precipitated onto the surface.
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