One of the major projects here in California for pool owners is pool replastering. There are many reasons that a pool will crack or shift and the plaster will even peel. We know with age and wear and maybe lack of proper maintenance, maybe settling and minor earth tremors that pools will need repair. We at California Best Pools can help.
Reasons to Replaster Your Pool:
Aesthetics: This is the look and the feel of your pool plaster. Did you know that pool plaster is a natural material. Normally in between replastering jobs there will be acid washing to remove stains and such, but, this can only be done so many times. It will eat into the plaster and be more of an expense and liability. It depends on how tolerant you are of your pool stains. Some can stand it in the day time but--when the pool lights are on--guess what--you have a mess.
Structural: There are some people who take the word structural when they think of pool plaster literally. But pool plaster is not really structural. This means the pool still stands if the plaster is not done. But, pool plaster is nonetheless very important. It is the waterproofing for all the porous components of your pool--the cinder block it any and the metal components as well. It's the protective aspect of the structure but--it is not the structure.
Showing through the pool plaster--you may--for a while be able to spot patch. However; having the pool completely replastered would cause you to have a more uniform look. This means no patch marks when your light are on at night and neither you nor your party guests will see them.
Why Should you Not Plaster a Pool Yourself: We at Orange County Best Pools know that you're sick of hearing the horror stories from other companies trying to get your business by scaring you off of any DIY. But, we never said you couldn’t spot patch. We will tell you however; you shouldn't plaster your entire pool yourself. This is only because there are too many things to go wrong. And we know you may be calling us to fix it which won't run you necessarily less that having us do it right the first time. It can cause etching and crazing, shading and failure to bond. If it lets water weep into the areas inside the pool--then big trouble with the structure.
Plain Old Age: The age of a pool is what causes most of the reasons why a pool needs to be replastered. But, bad initial plaster or plaster that has been redone badly is what most pools suffer from and it can start with a pinhole. This is called delamination because essentially the plaster is a lamination over what your particular pool is made of and yes, a pool can be made from several different types of material that are incidentally all porous--go figure! So, a proper plastering is essential. What happens when water gets in over time is it will bubble and peel away the plaster over the top and as we said--this can happen through a pinhole.
Rust: Due to the seeping into the walls from the porous opening the metal components that you don't readily see will begin to rust. You may see rust stains in a lot of old pools. Sometimes it begins by the drains and around the lights and this isn't just those metal parts being rusted. This can be from the metal parts that are comprised of the true structure of the pool so this is now important to replaster the entire pool or, if the problem is serious enough--to remodel the pool.
Replastering a pool is an essential process for any pool at some point in its life. The key is to inspect it once and a while so that you are not taken by surprise when you have a bigger problem to solve and a more expensive one. Orange County Best Pools are the professionals you need in OC!
Low Cost Pool Re-plastering:
Your pool is an investment in your home. It’s as important as any other part of your home in terms of reselling it or the value is concerned. It’s a fixture that you have dug and fitted into your home. That means then it’s going to need to be maintained over the years. Traditional pool plaster is a natural product so that means there is an imperfect quality to it and you’ll need to be vigilant of certain things that we’ll share here. Remember that an investment like this does not have to drain the bank, especially if you have the knowledge you need to notice things before they get too bad and too late to maintain or fix easily and cheaply from the get-go.