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Pool Re-plastering: What are the Steps?

If you have noticed that your backyard swimming pool is not looking as beautiful as it once did, it may be time for pool re-plastering. Depending on how well it has been maintained, most pools will need to be re-plastered about every 7-12 years. Pool re-plastering is not a job that can be completed in an afternoon, and there are quite a few steps involved that are often best left to the professionals.

  • Inspection. Before you can begin any re-plastering project, the first thing you will need to do is to inspect the pool and see what you are dealing with.
  • Drain and Clean. The pool will need to be completely drained using a sump pump to remove any water that remains at the bottom and then cleaned of all dirt and debris.
  • Removal of Existing Plaster. The old plaster must be removed before pool re-plastering can begin. Jackhammers and other tools are used to chip off the old plaster, and then, all debris must be collected and removed.
  • Tile and Masonry. It is now time to install the selected pool tile, coping and other decorative features you have selected. This process can take 1-3 days.
  • Application of New Plaster. Once the old surface has been removed and the new tile completed, the new plaster material is applied, and sometimes, more than one coat is required. This process typically takes 1–2 days or more depending on the size of the pool.
  • Refilling the Pool. The final step in pool re-plastering is refilling the pool. Water testing will need to be done to check pH levels, alkalinity, and calcium hardness. The surface of the pool must be brushed twice a day to remove all plaster dust and the filter run for 72 hours to ensure the pool water is thoroughly cleaned.

If you suspect that it is time to have pool re-plastering done on your pool, please give us a call at Backyard Paradise and Restoration so that we can take a look at the condition of your pool and make recommendations on what needs to be done.