Everything You Need to Know About Replastering a Swimming Pool
If you are considering getting your swimming pool replastered, here is all the information you need to know.
1. How is the old pool plaster removed?
The first step in this process is draining the swimming pool. Once the pool is empty, its surface needs to be cleaned. Next, the crew will remove the old plaster with the help of Jackhammers.
This step needs to be done very carefully because if it is done wrong, it can damage the structure of the pool. At CDC Pools, we have worked on a lot of replastering projects and so we take ample care while removing the previous plaster.
Many companies use a different approach and simply glue the new plaster over the old one. This technique will not last for very long and will cause damage to the interior surface of your swimming pool.
2. What happens next?
Now that the old plaster has been removed, the sharp edges of the current swimming pool surface need to be levelled using a sand paper. Next, acid is poured over the surface and it is spread across using a brush which is specifically created for this purpose.
Spraying acid on the surface will make it conducive to accepting the new plaster. Now that the acid has done its part, the rest of it is washed off using a hose. The pool is now left to dry. Once the water has dried up, a bond coat is applied using a roller. This takes a lot of time to dry and it is usually left to dry overnight.
3. How is the plaster applied?
The plaster is first mixed in a container and then applied to the surface of the pool using a steel trowel. Starting from the deepest end of the pool, the plaster is applied evenly through the entire surface of the pool.
It is very important that once the plaster is set, no wet plaster is applied on it as this can create uneven surfaces and cause holes and cracks in the surface later. Once the plaster is dry, another thin layer of plaster is applied. When this has dried, inspect the plaster for any unevenness.
The next step is to apply paint to the surface of the swimming pool. This paint is specially prepared to be used in pools. The paint should always be applied in one direction and evenly to give it a smooth finish. Once this has dried, the pool can be filled with water. Please make sure that you do not add any chemicals to the pool for at least 2 weeks after the replaster process is complete.
4. Benefits of replastering your swimming pool.
Swimming pool plastering is a very important process and it needs to be done in case the surface of your pool is damaged or it is just simply old. The damage to your pool surface can be caused because of many reasons including storm damage, corrosion, damage caused by debris, normal wear and tear, faulty installation, improper maintenance, and if you have drained your pool and left it uncovered.
Here are a few benefits of getting your swimming pool surface replastered.
- It will strengthen the structure of your pool and increase its life
- Ensure that your swimming pool works efficiently
- Change the look of your backyard
- It helps increase the value of your home
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