When it comes to how often a pool should be re-plastered the time frame varies between residential and commercial swimming pools. There are telltale signs that your pool may be in need of new plaster. The pools plaster protects the structural soundness while maintaining the look of the pool. Most pool plastering companies recommend that commercial pools be plastered once every ten years. However with residential pool plaster it is more important to look for the signs below as a signal that it is time to call in the professionals.
Pool water contains many different chemicals to balance the water. If the water becomes unbalanced you will start to see stains appear on the plaster finish. If the stains are appearing on a newly plastered pool surface you need to determine what chemical balance is off. This way the issue can be fixed without the stain becoming permanent. Most newly acquired stains can easily be scrubbed clean.
In ground pools are constructed from a variety of materials. Many residential pools are made from Gunite. This is a material that is similar to concrete. It is a strong material that forms the structural walls of the pool basin. The pools plaster sits on top of the Gunite and acts as the waterproof barrier while also adding aesthetic appeal. If you begin to see darker structural spots appear that is a sure sign that the plaster surface needs to be re-done.
A rough surface is the first thing most residential Gunite pool owners notice when they begin to suspect that the pool may need some attention. If the pool surface is unpleasant to the touch or starts to snag your swimsuit the plaster is telling you it is time for you to call in the professionals to resurface your pool.
The cost of resurfacing a pool ranges between three to five dollars per square foot. Different pool plastering companies charge different rates based on the plaster material used as well as the size of the pool. Average residential pools are about four feet deep in the shallow end and eight feet in the deep end. On average the pool will be about sixteen by thirty two feet. Assuming the contractor charges you four dollars per square foot to replace the plaster of your pool, the entire job should cost right around forty five hundred dollars.
Summertime appointments for pool plastering fill up quickly. If you know that your residential Gunite pool needs to be freshly plastered this year now is the time to get with pool plastering professionals to access what will need to be done and schedule an appointment to have the plaster redone.