If your property has an in-ground pool, it’s probably a plaster pool. This means the walls, floor, steps, and possibly even some of the decking are made out of plaster.
Plaster has been used as a swimming pool surface coating for over 50 years and is very durable, but not infallible. Time, sunlight, and improper chemical balances in the water can all degrade plaster over time, which means at some point, it will likely need to be replaced. Most Sacramento pools need to be replastered every 10-20 years, but only a professional should make the final decision.
Aesthetic Reasons For Pool Replastering
Plaster is a natural product, and over time, it will develop cracks, pits, and stains. Small repairs can be made to minimize this damage in the short-term, but replastering is the only way to get rid of them completely.
The “feel” of the plaster is also another aesthetic reason pool owners choose Cooks Pools’ replastering services. Plaster should feel smooth to the touch, but over time it can become rough and pitted, snagging on swimsuits and creating hiding places for dirt and bacteria.
Structural Reasons For Replastering
The main purpose of plaster in swimming pools is to form a barrier between the water and the pool’s shell. If the plaster barrier is damaged, it could allow water to seep into the gunite, shotcrete, or poured concrete walls that give your pool its shape. This could create permanent damage to the pool shell that could ultimately result in pool closure if left unfixed.
Wondering if the plaster in your pool is past its prime? Contact Cooks Pools to schedule a free replastering consultation today!