Before and After Plaster Repair
The process of installing a new interior finish to an existing swimming pool.
Pool and spa owners have many beautiful swimming pool surface finish options available. From the simplicity of classic white plaster to the rainbow of multi-colored pebble finishes, the choices can be exciting. But with so many finish options available—exploring the specific benefits and drawbacks inherent in the various surface products are understandably daunting.
Pool and spa finishes are unique in that they, unlike other masonry products, are constantly submerged in water. This obvious fact means that any pool finish will be exposed to varying water chemistry conditions over time, especially if the pool or spa is not maintained properly. Constant exposure to powerful chemicals creates an environment where mineral content of the surface and water are constantly interacting and could cause the plaster to change appearance slowly over time. In some extreme cases, without proper chemical monitoring, some surfaces will deteriorate which is why exploring all possible options and their strengths and weaknesses is advised.While any of the products and surface options listed here can provide years of reliable performance and dazzling beauty, the key to enjoying them is to understand them and to keep your pool or spa well-maintained. Chemical balance is very important to the nurturing of your selected surface finish.
This classic finish has been around as long as pools have been built. It is a popular choice because of its simple combination of white cement and marble aggregate. It is economical and gives your pool that classic look.
Classic white plaster has a life expectancy of 6-8 years and carries a 2 year warranty.
Diamond-Brite has a life expectancy of 7-9 years and carries a 3 year warranty.