After a long, hot, and exhausting day, you rush home to take a swim. As you are changed and ready for the swim you notice algae on the side walls of your pool and you are like oh boy! what is this? You call the pool company and explain that it keeps happening, then they break it to you that your pool requires replastering.
What is Pool Replastering?
Replastering refers to the addition of plaster to the surface of your pool. The plaster gives your pool a waterproof layer. Once plastered, and depending on how you use and maintain your pool, it can usually last up to 10 years before your replaster.
The Pool Replastering Procedure
Based on the size and complexity of your pool, replastering can take a few days to a few weeks. Before pouring in the new plaster, we first remove the old. After being poured, the plaster needs to set and solidify. The plaster will then dazzle once rough edges are smoothed down and finishing touches are added. The pool still needs to be refilled after this is complete.
Signs Your Pool Needs Replastering
The surface of the pool may become rough owing to aging, repeated acid cleaning, or an earlier plaster job that was not done well. This may result in skin abrasion and algae growth. Small sections of the plaster can be sanded down; but, if the roughness extends throughout the pool, new plaster will need to be installed.
Since pool plaster is a natural material that will absorb colored substances, some staining of the plaster is mandatory. Acid washing can, to a certain extent, deter stains. This technique might be able to completely remove light stains from a recently constructed pool. However, using acid washing too frequently would cause the pool’s surface to become rough, which is the next red flag that your plaster would need to be replaced.
Pools painted in color apart from white may experience color fading over time. Defects with the water’s chemistry or the substance that was first used to produce the color may be to blame for this. The top pool companies use artificial color pigments in every batch of plaster, extending the lifespan of your pool’s surface.
When is the Best Time to Replaster My Pool?
The best time to replaster your pool should be during spring or fall. Ideally, replastering works require an optimum temperature for it to set in well. High temperatures will cause the plaster to cure faster and crack thus affecting the integrity of the plaster. While freezing temperatures will render the replastering impossible to carry out.
Engage the Pool Experts
At Aquanomics pools (contact us), we provide high-quality services to our customers, whether they are one-time or regular. We boast of years of experience serving the greater Dallas area. Our pool experts are well trained, insured, and licensed for pool maintenance service. Our loyal customers can attest to our exceptional service. Call us today to schedule a pool inspection and let us worry about the health of your pool.