Owning a pool is a highly beneficial asset. It’s a great investment for upping the value of your home, and it brings you and your family a lot of joy, entertainment, and relaxation throughout the seasons. Part of maintaining your pool, its value, and its beauty means putting in a bit of time and money now and then. While a pool can become a burden if it isn’t maintained properly, if you do maintain your pool regularly, you will end up saving yourself a lot of time, effort, and money down the line.
A part of taking care of your pool means replastering it. As for when the time is right to replaster your pool, it is highly dependent upon your climate, your level of usage, and regular care routine. A pool that is used in a commercial environment typically needs to be replastered around every 10 years or so, while your pool doesn’t undergo the same type of usage and environmental factors as a commercial pool, it is difficult to go off of the same time line. The best way is to observe various signs that may be telling you it is time to replaster.
It is normal for mineral stains to arise on your plaster over time. Typically, over time, deposits of different minerals such as copper and iron will cause a bit of staining or discoloration to the plaster. In this case, it may be a sign that it is time to replaster your pool. Keep in mind that if you are prematurely experiencing these types of stains, say only a couple years after you plastered, you should look into the source of the problem and identify where the stains may be coming from.
If you are swimming in your pool and you touch the plaster and notice that it feels quite rough, this is another sign that you may need to look into replastering. If you are walking into or out of the pool and notice the plaster feels a bit rough on your feet, or your swimsuit is snagging on the surfaces of the pool, these are signs that your plaster may have had its time.
In some cases, you may not even be able to notice or feel the roughness, however you may start to see it. If you notice dirt or discoloration gathering into the cracks in the plaster or see splotches on the surfaces, these are also signs that it is time.
You can see gunite or shortcrete
The plaster of your pool is part of the water-proof protection for the base of the pool structure such as the gunite or shortcrete. If you are able to see the gunite or shortcrete showing through the plaster, this is a straightforward sign that it is time to replaster.
If you have more questions about pool maintenance in Southlake or are considering a remodel, here at Mid City Custom Pools, we can help. Our team of pool experts want to make your backyard dreams a reality. Don’t hesitate to contact us today.