Pool plasters hold a very huge significance in the feel and looks of your pool. It also acts as a water seal for in-ground concrete pools that prevents water from going into the concrete and other building materials that comprise the pool structure shell.
Therefore, to maintain the integrity of your pool plaster is to maintain the integrity of the entire pool.
What Makes the Pool Plaster Look Bad?
1. Craze crack
This is a pool plastic problem that is marked by clustered hairline cracks. It occurs when the pool plaster shrinks. Although it’s not usually cause for concern because it doesn’t lead to leakage.
It, however, creates pathways for algae and calcium nodules to grow on. Light acid washing could remove minor cracks. If it’s a critical case of crazing it would require you to replaster your swimming pool.
This is also a pool plaster problem. Obvious peels of the plaster from the concrete shows signs of delamination. It happens when the bond between the concrete and the plaster gets weak, which is because of poor preparation of the concrete surface before introducing the plastic. Earthquakes or movements on the earth can also be a cause. If delamination occurs only but on a tiny portion it can be fixed by patching. If not, the entire pool has to be replastered.
It occurs when carbon carbonate solidifies, giving the pool plaster a rough feel and an ugly look. This happens when your pool water has a high level of hardness and/or high PH value. You can solve this problem by washing the affected surface with acid. Another option is using a pumice cleaning stone to scrub the surface to make it easier to rinse them off.
Discoloration is the most common problem with pool plaster. Pool plasters discolor because the plaster used is porous. The plaster is disturbed if you use water with unbalanced chemical composure. It gives the pool an ugly look, and makes the water look dirty.
So, don’t always be quick to drain your pool to tackle discoloration, as it can sometimes be from the water. Instead, clean your water; if it still has the ugly looks, you can then drain it for inspection. You can handle discoloration through acid washing. If that doesn’t work, then you can call for professional pool plaster repair.
A common misconception about getting a new pool installed is that the pool plaster maintenance requires a lot of attention. Well, that isn’t true. You have the tips right under your eye now, but, hey it’s not gonna be easy-peasy as well.
Well, that’s why we exist, we just don’t save pools, we also keep it safe. If you stay in California and your pool plaster has a problem, don’t search so hard for a solution anymore. Just contact us and be assured that your pool is safe. We offer professional swimming pool tile cleaning, calcium cleaning, and cleaning pool tile services. We are just a click away and all your pool problems are gone.