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Having a pool on your property comes with many benefits, but it would be unfair not to mention the fact that it also comes with responsibility. To keep the pool in great condition and looking good, you must stay on top of maintenance. This is particularly the case when it comes to replastering. Here are just some of the indications that highlight its time to replaster your pool.
Gunite is a dark material similar to concrete that is used as a part of the structural support of a pool. Given its unattractiveness, it's not a material most pool owners ever even know is a part of their pool. For this reason, when you start to see it peeking through the surface, you know your current finishing plaster is on its last legs.
In many instances, gunite exposure is just a symptom of extreme wear. One major concern is that once the gunite starts to come through, the damaged area will quickly grow. So, the longer you ignore the issue, the greater the problem will become.
A well-functioning filter system isn't just important in terms of keeping the water more clean and comfortable, but it will also keep harsh minerals out of the water. If the filter isn't operating efficiently, high levels of minerals can get into the water and stain the surface of the pool. Unfortunately, especially if the staining has been going on for a while, there isn't any way to remove the stains.
The only alternative is to replaster the pool. Take this issue as not only a time to replaster the pool, but also to get to the bottom of the reason why the stains are appearing.
If you dread stepping into your pool because the surface is so rough or you have to be careful when resting on the edge of the pool to keep your bathing suit from being shredded, this isn't normal. Both scenarios highlight a need for replastering.
Over time, plaster wears away. However, it doesn't do so evenly. It instead breaks off in pieces. The result is a rigid and starchy surface that can lead to the previously mentioned issues. Like gunite exposure, the longer you ignore the problem, the rougher the surface will become, possibly leading to injury.
Make sure you are recognizing the signs that your pool needs to be replastered to protect your pool and ensure a more pleasurable experience while swimming. For more information, contact a company like Heritage Pool Plastering, Inc.