The options in pool plaster have long moved past the days of white plaster. Company’s offer pool plastering services today still offer good old fashion white plaster, color additives and colored aggregates that add visual appeal, increased strength and increased client satisfaction. The combination of plaster options is endless; each offering a unique perspective and appeal that is as distinct as the landscape surrounding the pool.
A pools plaster can last for many years meaning that most homeowners will not have to concern themselves with plaster options too frequently. Eventually the corrosive chemicals and water begin to deteriorate the pools plaster surface. Thus making the surface rough and staining more difficult to remove. This is when homeowners know it is time to upgrade the plaster on the pools surface.
The pools plaster is the waterproof coating that is added on top of the gunite shell. The plaster is intended to slowly wear. In most cases the plaster is not replaced to retain the pools structural integrity or retain waterproofing but instead to enhance the pools appearance. Stained, rough, pitted plaster surfacing is the reason most residential and commercial pool owners choose to resurface a pools plaster.
There are many additives that can be used to enhance your pool. Basic white pool plaster is a combination of cement and marble dust. This combination is often referred to as marcite. When mixed together with water and binding additives it is sprayed on a prepped surface and smoothed to perfection.
Color additives can be added to the plaster to produce different results. Popular color choices are hues of grey and blue. Colored quartzite chips can be added to plaster to create visual attraction and more durability. These colored quartzite chips are used to hide imperfections and be more resistant to the deterioration from chemicals. Pozzolans are added to plaster but go undetected visually. This additive locks up calcium hydroxide and prevents its reaction to other chemicals. This allows for the plaster to remain smoother and last longer. One last additive we will talk about is silicone shielding. This is used to reduce staining by basically waterproofing the plaster.
Exposed aggregates such as pebbletec and beadcrete are used to create a bumpy texture and slip resistance nature to the surface. Both products add a visual appeal that cannot be reproduced with regular plaster. Pool owners looking to enhance the landscape of the pool can do so using either of these products.
There are so many choices beyond white pool plaster. Be sure to check with your local pool plastering company to find an option that works to enhance your pool environment.