The final step in pool construction is the application of a plaster coating to help produce a water-tight seal. Pool plaster is partly made up of fine quartz sand or marble dust, which is much stronger than common concrete.
The two most common reasons to replaster the pool are the look and feel of the plaster. For the looks of the plaster, it is impossible to prevent stains since plaster is a natural material. If you do not replaster the pool, the stains will only come back. Stains can come from different things such as issues with minerals in the water, unaddressed piping or even from the copper heat exchanger.
Some marks on plaster are not stains, and are from the mix of the plaster application and whitecoat which create “ghosting” marks. On the other hand, with the feel of plaster, it may not longer be smooth and soft like it was originally. Too much pool acid or water chemistry can create pitting in the plaster, which can hide dirt and allow algae to attach. If the plaster is rough in many spots, you may want to consider replastering. If there are a few rough spots, they can be sanded down for a smooth finish. Another reason to replaster is if you have bare spots with gunite showing through. These spots can be patched to protect the integrity of your pool.
You generally should have your pool replastered every 10 years. But time should not be the only factor that determines when a pool gets plastered. If you notice physical signs or the aesthetic of your pool is not what it used to be (the look and feel is not the same) – it may be time to replaster. Plaster should feel soft and smooth without rough patches. Even the smallest cracks or rough patches should not be ignored!
A Lawns and Stone, are experts at pool plastering and are often used to preform this service for other pool construction companies. Our pool plastering service follows professional procedures from plastering to tiling and premium finishes. We will match your pool with the right pool plaster finish for your property. A Lawns and Stone can provide advise on different color choices and designs, whether you want your poolscape to “pop” or to blend in with your outdoor scenery. By adding different mosaics, pebbles and more we can complement your pool’s hardscape and enhance the overall look of your pools setting.
A Lawns and Stone is owner operated. Our relentless pursuit to provide the best quality products and service has given us the reputation as a leader in New Jersey. No job is too big or too small, and we approach every job with the same integrity. A-lawns & Stone has the capability to draft 3D designs of any type of project to ensure your vision gets executed exactly the way you want. Our price matching guarantee makes us the most competitive contractor in the area.
So why choose us? We believe that your pool should be an enjoyable and relaxing environment for your friends and family to safely enjoy. It starts with the one on one design consultation. We provide excellent pricing, precision execution of your project, professionalism and outstanding customer service. It finishes when your visions are made into reality and you are completely satisfied.
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A: These projects can be finished in as little as a week on average, but every project is different. Depending on what you are having done, the length of time can be affected.
A: The soonest you can swim in your pool will depend on what type of pool plaster you use. For most cases, once the pool water is cleaned and chemically balanced you can swim.
A: Years ago, pool plaster used to be available in only white. Although white is still a popular plaster color, there are many other colors available now to make your pool unique. You can even use custom colors and designs of your choice.
A: This is a common complaint for plaster that has aged. The plaster will become rough and peel in different places. A good way to slow down the process of this is to maintain the care of your pool. Ensuring proper water chemistry will help your plaster to last for years to come.