The NATIONAL PLASTERERS COUNCIL TECHNICAL MANUAL – EIGHTH EDITION is recognized as THE authority on sound technical practices in the swimming pool surface application industry. This manual is a “living document” which continues to be updated and improved as new research, methods, and technology become available. It is the only document of its kind specifically for pool surface application. Currently it is referred to by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and the American Concrete Institute (ACI) regarding technical practices for swimming pool surfaces. View the Technical Manual Table of Contents.