How Often Should You Replaster Your Pool?

With Southern California heating up quickly, there’s no better feeling than enjoying an afternoon swim in the pool. Many Orange County homeowners have invested in inground pools for their backyard so they can enjoy family fun and relaxation at their leisure. However, pool ownership does require some occasional maintenance, including larger projects like pool plastering. The guidelines for commercial pool maintenance recommend that a commercial pool be replastered every ten years on average. However, there is no equivalent rule of thumb for residential pool replastering due to the large variation in personal use. If your home in Orange has an inground pool, here are several signs you should look for that will indicate that it’s time to have your pool replastered.

Mineral Stains

Since plaster pools are made with a soft surface, they’re very susceptible to staining over time. While maintaining a clean pool will help it avoid staining to some degree, some stains are inevitable and can indicate the need to replaster your pool. Mineral staining is a common problem for pool plaster. Minerals such as copper and iron can stain the plaster of your pool over time and damage the surface. If you notice prevalent staining on your pool’s surface, you may want to consider pool replastering in the near future.

Concrete Showing Through

Not only is plaster placed over the concrete shell of your pool to provide visual appeal, but also in order to create a waterproof barrier. Since concrete is porous, water coming into contact with the concrete can cause it to seep behind the shell of the pool and cause water damage. If you notice holes in your pool plaster where concrete, shotcrete, or gunite is showing through, it’s important to call a pool replastering professional and have them fix the problem before water damage occurs.

Rough Surfaces

As your plaster wears away, you may be able to see or feel the rough surface of the plaster. The pool plaster can become rough, sharp, or jagged and can even cause injury while swimming if left unrepaired. If patchy spots or cracks appear in the surface of your pool, start to consider whether pool replastering would be a smart option for you.

If you have noticed any of these signs when swimming recently, it may be time to have your pool replastered. At So Cal Pool Plaster, we pride ourselves on our high-quality replastering work. We always ensure that pool plastering is performed correctly and in a timely manner. We are proud to serve the city of Orange and all of Southern California, and we always strive to give our clients the best. For a consultation to discuss your pool plastering options, call us today at (714) 617-8182. We always provide free, no-obligation quotes.