What Time of Year Should You Replaster Your Pool?

July 8, 2021 7:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

No matter how well you take care of your pool, no plaster lasts forever. Weather conditions, wear and tear and pool chemicals all do a number on plaster. Luckily, replastering your pool is an economical and easy option. As long as you do it during the right time of year, you should get great, long-lasting results.

What is pool replastering?

Pool replastering is a repair solution. If your pool is showing signs of age, like stains, small cracks and chips, roughness and color loss, you can replaster the interior to achieve a like-new look. Over the course of several days or weeks, your pool contractor will remove the old plaster. Then they can pour in new plaster, which needs to cure and harden. After the plaster is set, it can be sanded to smooth out any imperfections. When the plaster is finally in good shape, then the pool can be refilled—and you can get back to swimming!

What time of year is best for pool replastering?

For the best results, there are certain weather conditions you want to aim for. Pool replastering is best done when the weather is around 50 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and fairly humid. Although some pool contractors will work outside that range, you’ll get better results this way.

If the weather is too hot and dry, the plaster will dry too quickly. This can lead to hairline cracks in the plaster when it has cured. This affects its structural integrity.

Wind is another consideration: you should pick a time of year that isn’t too windy, or you risk dirt and debris sticking to the plaster permanently. No one wants dead leaves to permanently feature in their pool.

Generally, the best time to replaster your pool will be in the spring and fall, at least for most areas in the United States. If you’re not sure what kind of weather conditions are ideal in your area, call your pool contractor to learn more. They’ll be able to give you a better idea of whether you should wait or start the replastering process right away.

When should I replace my pool?

Sometimes replastering will not be a suitable choice for your pool. If you have major damage in the plaster, it’s best to tear out the old interior and replace the lining entirely. Large, wide cracks, crumbling plaster and big stains are all signs that it’s time to remove the old lining and start fresh.

How much does it cost?

Your pool replastering cost will depend on the size and shape of the pool. If you have an unusually-shaped pool, that may require more labor to replaster properly. On the other hand, larger pools require more material and time, which drives the cost up. We suggest getting an estimate from your pool contractor before you begin.

If you’d like to schedule a timeframe to replaster your pool, get in touch with the team at Can Do Plaster Crew. We’ll make your pool look brand new once more!

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