3 Tips To Ensure Your Pool Plastering Job Goes Smoothly
Having access to a private swimming pool can be a great way to enjoy yourself on a hot summer day. Maintaining your pool is essential when it comes to keeping it functional, and regularly adding new plaster to your pool walls is an important maintenance task.
Here are three tips you can use to ensure that your pool plastering job goes smoothly in the future.
1. Plan to plaster during cooler months.
Timing plays a critical role in determining how simple it will be to apply a new layer of plaster to your pool. Ideally, you want to schedule your plastering job for the cooler months. Temperature can affect how quickly plaster products cure. If it is too cold, the plaster will dry quickly and could start to crack. If the outdoor temperature is too high, the surface of your new plaster could be weak.
Scheduling your plaster project for a day with mild temperatures will make the plaster you are using a lot easier to work with, which could eliminate many of the potential problems you could face while adding new plaster to your swimming pool.
2. Fill your pool quickly once the plaster project is complete.
Many plaster products are designed to cure completely underwater. It's essential that you are able to fill your pool as quickly as possible to help speed the curing process and to help you prevent a demarcation line from forming in your new plaster.
Your garden hose might not provide adequate water pressure to fill your pool quickly. A 25-foot garden hose that is one-half inch in diameter has a flow rate of only 24 gallons per minute. You may want to consider asking your local fire department if you can use water from a nearby hydrant or look into renting a high-pressure water truck to ensure your pool fills in a matter of minutes after new plaster has been applied.
3. Immediately balance your pool's pH level.
Ensuring that you take the time to immediately balance your pool's pH level once you have filled it with water after a new coat of plaster will help you plastering job last longer. Pool water that is too acidic can etch the surface of the plaster during the underwater during phase, leaving unsightly gouges and lines.
Testing the pH of the water used to fill your pool, and adding any chemicals needed to bring the pH level within the manufacturer's recommendations for the plaster product you used will help ensure that your new plaster cures properly.
For more information, contact Heritage Pool Plastering, Inc. or a similar company.