Your pool is your backyard oasis that offers endless hours of fun and relaxation through out the year. But while you worry about keeping your pool water balanced and the equipment in top shape, have you thought about the layer of pool plaster that keeps it all contained? Standard pool plaster can last anywhere from 8 to12 years before it’s time to replaster. But how do you know when it is time to resurface your pool? Keep reading to learn about the most common signs it’s time to give your pool a refresh.
If your pool is starting to feel rough and bumpy, it’s probably time to replaster. Rough spots occur over time when the pool surface starts to wear down. This can be uncomfortable for swimmers to walk, sit and lean on. Rough areas should be addressed for the safety of swimmers, the integrity of the pool surface and the overall appearance of the pool.
Cracks are a common problem with in-ground and concrete pools. It is important to pay attention to cracks in and around your pool because they can be indicators of a leak. Some smaller cracks can be sealed, while more expansive problems may require professional resurfacing to avoid major issues down the line.
Do you have stains in your pool that just won’t brush out, no matter how hard you try to clean them? Unremovable stains make your pool look unappealing even when it is clean. Stains can be caused by excess use of chemicals over time, natural debris (leaves) and algae that have not been cleared away from the pool surface.
Discoloration is the most common problem with the pool plaster. Something as simple as a chemical imbalance in the water can cause the discoloration of the plaster. Test your water regularly to make sure you have the right chemical levels to prevent this issue. Most of the time, the discoloration can be removed through acid washing. If this doesn’t work, you may need to replaster your pool.
Think you need to resurface your pool?
If you have noticed any of the signs we just mentioned above, it might be time to think about resurfacing your pool. When it comes to pool resurfacing, our pool experts at Poolwerx can help you determine which surface will be better for your pool and your budget!