Is your pool in need of some extra love and extreme maintenance? Do you know the signs that your swimming pool is giving you that it may be time for resurfacing? Some our obvious, some not so much. All in all, your Gunite swimming pool is very helpful in telling you it needs some attention. Below are five signs that your pool could stand some help from a resurfacing service like the professionals at Pound Pool Plastering.
Flaking, Peeling Layers of Plaster
Have you started noticing the plaster of your pool or spas starting to peel on the steps or floor? This is known as spalling in the pool industry. Pool water with a low PH or low calcium causes spalling. When this occurs, there is no way to properly repair the issue. When spalling is noticed the pool or spa needs to be resurfaced or re-plastered.
There are a number of culprits for surface stains including copper, calcium and salt. These issues cause a grayish blue discoloration. The pool industry calls this phenomenon topical stains. These topical stains stick to the surface of the plaster. Stains can be cleaned with an acid wash however this needs to be performed with extreme caution. If stains are severe re-surfacing may be the only way to get rid of the stains.
When your pools plaster is no longer smooth it is a sure sign that it is time to call us. Chemicals eat away at the pool surface causing roughness as well as extra calcium deposits. When the surface starts to feel more like sandpaper than silk it is time to have the plaster resurfaced. No one wants bloody feet after swimming.
It is hard to see check cracks but if you look closely you will notice cracks that appear to look like a spider web. Some people say check cracks look like what an egg looks like when it cracks. These cracks are a natural part of hydrating cement but are more noticeable when the pool is drained, and the sun is shining on it. With the pools plaster expands and contracts with chanced in temperature changes small cracks in the plaster grow. The only way to get rid of these cracks is to re-plaster the pools surface.
When you first had your pool installed it was a beautiful white, blue, or gray finish but today when you looked out you noticed it was no longer the lovely shade you originally loved. Instead it is streaked with white streaks and spots, the plaster is being bleached out. It usually starts on the steps of the pool and slowly moves to other areas of the pool plaster. If this is an issue for your pools plaster when having the plaster redone it is important to choose a more durable plaster finish such as pebble as it doesn’t discolor as easily as plaster alone.
Pound Pool Plastering offers several options when it comes to servicing your pool including plaster, caulk, tiling, cement decks, plumbing, and coping in both commercial and residential settings. More information can be found at https://www.pound-pool-plastering.com/.