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Common Plaster Problems in Swimming Pools

04 April


Four Signs of Common Plaster Problems in Your Swimming Pool

The layer of plaster that covers your swimming pool is designed to prevent leaks and ensure the water remains enclosed within the pool. There are various types of pool plasters to choose from, and no matter which one you pick, the possibility of plaster problems persists. If the following pool plaster issues are not diagnosed and dealt with quickly and effectively by a professional swimming pool repair team, serious damage and expensive repairs will be the consequence.  

Cracked Plaster

poo Plaster cracking

Plaster cracking on a swimming pool

Although pool plaster is water resistant, it is not completely immune to the pressure of the pool water on top of it. Cracked plaster is far more common on low-quality material, as it simply can’t handle the constant strain of such a large volume of water. If you live in an area with climate extremes, cracks can also be an issue. If you see any kind of crack on the surface of your pool plaster, call a professional team immediately. Leaving it unattended to will only allow the crack to get bigger, and then disaster will strike.  


If your water contains too many minerals or is too acidic, the result will be chemical patches known as scaling. Likewise, you may find the plaster chipping or flaking, and this, of course, compromises the quality of your water. No one wants to see flakes of plaster floating in a pool, so contact an expert to sort out the problem today.  


Color wearing is natural with pool plaster, and this process is exacerbated by water pressure and composition. The result is discolored plaster that ruins the aesthetic appeal of your pool. If you have this problem, it will be necessary to either change the pool finish or the plaster itself with a product such as Pebble Tec Pool Finish. This is not a DIY job, so yet again get on the phone to a professional pool repair team.  

Bond Failure

If you are building a pool or have moved into a property with one, it is important to know the adhesive that was used to bond the components of the pool plaster together. Most pool plaster is a combination of materials such as pebbles or glass that are bonded together with an extremely strong adhesive. It is common for pool manufacturers to use gunite or concrete to combine the aforementioned materials. If a low-quality adhesive is used, the plaster can come loose, and this can compromise the integrity of the entire pool floor. Contact a specialist if this happens, because they can remove the plaster and then use a better-quality adhesive to bond it together again. In the event that your pool plaster is exhibiting any of the above problems, you will need a professional team to either fix the existing issue or remove the plaster altogether and replace it with better-quality material. Reputable pool specialists know the most cost-effective and suitable solutions and can quickly discover the root cause of the problem before fixing it.

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