For some people, a swimming pool isn’t something that was conceived and implemented in a home, but was instead something that came along with the property when they bought it. Even for people that take the time to seek out a contractor and have a swimming pool built, there’s a misconception that is common to many swimming pool owners that this is a “one and done” deal. That is, a lot of people think that once a swimming pool is finished, that’s all there is to it, it’s time to enjoy that pool.
To a certain degree, this is true. A new swimming pool built with care and quality can provide many years—even decades—of service. But that’s only if the pool was built properly and the owners of the pool respect and care for what they have. A swimming pool, just like a home, can look as solid and reliable as the day it was built, or, over the years, show wear, tear and a risk of falling apart if owners haven’t been careful.
Pool plastering is one of those areas that needs to be looked at, especially if this is something you’ve never done with your pool before.
Safety & Health Matter
Pool plastering is a coating that lines the side of the pool. In most cases, this is a special waterproof coating that is designed to ensure that the concrete which holds the shape of the pool, is protected against the water, as concrete itself is water permeable, meaning that water can penetrate it. With proper pool plastering, this doesn’t happen, and your pool remains water tight, which means you don’t have to worry about costly pool leakage, or how it may be damaging the soil in your yard.
However, nothing lasts forever. Creative Pool Designs By Express has been building pools and reapplying plaster for Houston pools for many years now. When a quality job is done, depending on the usage, a pool may enjoy anywhere from 15-25 years of reliable protection from pool plastering before the constant exposure to water and other elements demands repair. However, if the chemical balance in a swimming pool’s water is not properly maintained, this can rapidly degenerate the lifespan of even quality plaster and bring about damage to your pool that much sooner.
If you’re not sure what the state of your pool plaster is, call in the experts. We’ll be happy to hear your concerns and see what kind of help your pool needs.