Your backyard pool should be an inviting escape from reality. Its appearance should excite you and make you want nothing more than to jump in. However, when your pool surface starts to look shabby and deteriorate, that just isn’t the case. Plaster pool surfaces are designed to last about ten years, and after that, they begin to show signs of aging that indicate that it’s time for a pool restoration. If you think it may be time for your backyard to receive a pool renovation, here are five signs to look out for.
Perhaps the biggest and most obvious indicator of the need for a remodel is a crack in your pool. Over time, you may notice small spiderweb or eggshell cracks along the edge of your pool on surfaces such as the steps or tanning ledge. These occur as your plaster is exposed to the sun and repeatedly changes temperatures. There is no way to repair or prevent these cracks due to their dependence on the weather, so the only way to eliminate them is to replaster or restore your pool. You may even have larger, structural cracks running down your pool wall. These are important to repair as they could cause leaks that result in property damage. If you have significant structural cracks, you may need to rebuild portions of your pool and undergo a full pool rebuild and restoration.
Peeling plaster, also known as spalling, is common on the steps or floor of your pool as the result of a low PH or low calcium levels. When there are sustained low levels such as these, it dissolves calcium hydroxide and causes the plaster to flake or peel. When this occurs, there is no way to repair it. Instead, you will need to consider pool restoration to make your pool or spa look as good as new again.
If your pool has unsightly surface stains that refuse to be cleaned off, it may be time for pool remodeling. Stains can be caused by an improperly serviced pool, an incorrect chemical balance, debris that isn’t cleared away, or the growth of algae. Some of these stains are impossible to remove from the pool’s surface, so if you want to remove these stains and keep your pool looking pristine, you’ll need to consider resurfacing or remodeling.
Over the years, your originally smooth pool plaster surface will become rough and painful as the pool chemicals eat away at the surface. Although you may not think of it as a crucial issue, rough pool surfaces should be fixed for the safety of swimmers as well as the integrity of the pool surface. Keep your family safe and happy by remodeling your pool and achieving a smooth pool floor once again.
If you have noticed any of these signs recently, it may be time to have your pool restored. At So Cal Pool Plaster, we pride ourselves on our premium pool restoration services and quality of work. We always ensure that all procedures are performed correctly and in a timely manner. We are proud to serve Southern California, and we always strive to give our clients the best. For a consultation to discuss your pool restoration options, call us today at (714) 617-8182. We always provide free, no-obligation quotes.