If your pool is becoming rough to the touch, has staining, chipping, flaking, spalding or showing signs of wear and it’s hard to manage your water chemical balance, it’s time to resurface! As plaster ages and becomes more porous, pool chemicals migrate to the steel rebar used as structural support for the pool, which often causes rust spots to appear and algae blooms become almost impossible to get rid of. In short, your pool becomes a maintenance nightmare instead of an enjoyable asset.
Pools need replastering more often today because plaster materials have changed. Plaster mixes, prior to the mid 1970’s, included asbestos fibers to improve the initial application and strength. Plaster of this type could look decent for up to 20 years before having to resurface.
Since today’s plasters don’t contain asbestos, they do not last as long. Manufactures have improved plaster products to allow for a typical warranty of 2-5 years, depending on the product. These reasons are why we recommend fiberglass resurfacing as an excellent choice for lower maintenance and longer warranties.