pool plaster care
Pool Plaster Care
We at Orange County Best Pools wish we could say that Pool Plaster Care is a simple process. It can be a challenge doing it yourself. But no worries, we are here to help you through the first five crucial steps. Then, we will be there to answer any questions you may have after we leave you and your pool. You'll never have to go it alone with us once we put our name on a project.
Pool Plaster Care Process: The first process in the pool plaster care for a new pool is to get rid of the initial plaster dust and to fill the pool. The water is one of the most important things you have to deal with. Your water source that you have to use to fill the pool in the first place has to be tested. We will certainly do that. We at Orange County Best Pools are a full pool service and installer so we have staff which will assist you to do all phases of your pool, from the installation to the maintenance. Your water source can not be connected to any kind of water softener or well water. If your water is not the right quality--you can have the right water loaded by truck.
The Next Step is Filling: We will take the gallon capacity of the pool. We will leave a hose with a guard at the tip and will watch it frequently through the fill to make sure the hose has not whipped around--which is the reason for the nose guard, and that there have been no chipping or plaster waste left embedded in the pool plaster. The pool should be filled fast. If you need additional hoses we will let you know prior to the project start. But, this is essential. If the pool is filled too slowly, there is a risk of check cracks near the tile line on the overflow and the steps. Make sure that when we leave, you have someone watch the pool filling. DO NOT shut off the water. It has to fill completely prior to shut down. When it's done then you are ready. It takes 30 days to completely cure a plaster pool finishing.
Plaster Care for the Life of the Pool: After it's filled to the mid-point we will come out for the pool start up. Make sure no one goes into the pool before the start up instructions are followed and to the T. If not, you can ruin the whole process. After your pool has been used for quite some time--the rebar or other elements may begin to stain it. When you notice any discoloration, or abnormality starting to appear on the plaster then you need to call us to come out as soon as possible to do the maintenance work. What we normally do is drain the pool and do an acid wash or sanding. Some companies or pool owners do hand troweling. This doesn't do as aesthetically well for the pool. Sanding or acid wash will take care of the stains or calcium deposits and leave a brilliant white finish that may be better than what you had to begin with.
Prevention is the Best Medicine: Orange County Best Pools is a full service pool company. From your new pool build to the pool service. We see it all. One thing we do notice is that pool owners don't always check the PH balance in order to keep the stains and calcium deposits from happening. In the winter, this especially happens. We get more calls in the spring or rather when the weather warms up here in California--which is swiftly--in order to fix the issues that happen when people don't feel like checking the pool when it's cold. Here is the worst place to do that because bacteria grows so quickly especially under a pool cover. But even if you leave it bare--check it! You'll see a world of difference and save a lot of money, aggravation and time.
You're in capable hands. Call Orange County Best Pools for your pool plaster care needs.