Over time, the finishing material of pools, plaster gets worn out. You may notice cracks or holes on the pool surface. Once you see this, you may need to replaster a pool. Otherwise, your pool can develop leaks. As a pool owner, you can replaster a pool by yourself or hire a pool professional.
How do you replaster a pool? #
Some of the steps of replastering your pool include:
You have to prepare the pool for replastering #
Before you start replastering the pool, make sure that you switch off all the pumping and filtration systems. Afterward, remove all the pool water. During this process, ensure all the water gets removed. The pool should be completely dry during replastering. Additionally, get rid of all dirt particles on the pool floor. Cut out any loose plaster from the surface to smooth out the surface. You can use cleaning products to make sure the area is clean.
Spritz acid onto the old plaster using an appropriate brush. After some time, cleanse out all the acid on the plaster surface. Conduct this process well to prevent any acid leftovers. Then, leave out the pool to dry. Proceed with the bond coat application and allow the bond coat to dry. Typically, leave the pool overnight for at least ten hours.
Start applying the plaster #
Once you get done with the pre plastering process, you can proceed with plastering the pool. But first, read and comprehend all the guidelines indicated by your manufacturer. Begin applying plaster on the most in-depth section of the pool. Ensure that you layer it well to foster uniformity and smoothness. The layer of plaster should have a thickness of about one centimeter. Finish with the shallowest part of the pool. Leave the plaster to dry. Afterward, repeat the procedure using another layer of plaster. Ensure that the surface is even. The second layer of plaster should have a thickness of about 0.75 cm. After that, you should allow the plaster to dry.
Painting the pool #
After the plaster gets dry, proceed by painting the pool. The paint will be over the plaster. Let the paint dry. It would be good if you leave it after a few days. Afterward, fill up the pool with water.
In summary #
As seen in the above article, replastering a pool is not a complicated procedure. All you need is new plaster and a trowel to apply the plaster. Thus, you can do a DIY replastering project. Alternatively, you can hire a pool service tech to conduct the replastering process. On average, you have to replaster a pool after every ten years. Even so, watch out for any signs indicating that you need to replaster your pool.