There are a number of options when it comes to surfacing the interior of an inground swimming pool however plaster remain at the top of the popularity poll. Pools range in color from classic white to a multitude of colors that suit that compliment the landscape. Plaster remains an affordable option in pool finishing. It is typically applied over a concrete base, known as gunite.
Pricing for plaster pools
varies a great deal depending on where you are located. When you look
into hiring a company to plaster your new pool or to re-plaster an older
pool there are a number of things to consider. It is important, like
in any home improvement project, to check contractor’s references before
hiring them. Ask to talk with individuals that have recently worked
with the company to get their opinion on the work that was done, the
customer service, work ethic, and professionalism.
Be wary of
taking the lowest bid. Be sure that the bids are all on an equal
playing field. Make sure all bids include the cost of materials,
services and extras. You need to be comparing bids based on an equal
basis. Lower bids may be the result of a contractor using lower quality
materials that in the long run will affect the quality and longevity of
The most basic option in pool plaster,
as stated above is, white plaster which is a combination of white
cement, white marble aggregate and water. This choice is the standard
option that is included in most inground pool installations. The
classic swimming pool look including white pool plaster
is the most affordable option for homeowners. Before the numerous
options available now-a-days white plaster was the only choice. White
plaster is seen in most commercial swimming pools.
The advantages of white pool plaster
include that it is abundant, affordable and easy to install. This is
why it is such an attractive option. The one drawback is that it tends
to be a soft finish that is easily compromised by the effects of
improper water chemistry in comparison to newer options such as
aggregates and glass tiles. Usually white plaster has a life span of
five to seven years before homeowners will begin to notice pits and
divots caused by erosion. To expand the lifespan of your white plaster pool it is important to maintain the waters chemistry.
our next installment on pool surface finishes we will look into options
including colored plaster, quartz additives and glass tiles.
Pound Pool Plastering repairs commercial and residential gunite swimming pools including coping, tile and plaster repairs. For more information or to request a quote, visit us at http://www.pound-pool-plastering.com/.