Monthly Archives: March 2018

Challenges in Plastering Gunite Swimming Pools

A Gunite swimming pool uses a rebar framework installed underground. It is then sprayed over with a concrete and sand mixture that renders it 100% waterproof. Often this method is preferred over your traditional poured concrete pool that has a wooden framework to hold the basin.

Gunite is generally chosen over concrete as it’s much more durable and built to last. However, Gunite won’t last forever. It can also be subject to shoddy installation that can cause cracks or chips, so there are challenges in plastering Gunite swimming pools. If your pool needs repairs, don’t attempt them yourself. Hire a fully qualified pool plastering company to tackle your pool issues.

Your pool’s interior finish is essential for not only the beauty of your pool but to keep the exterior from leaking moisture that can cause heavy damage to your home or garden if not detected early. Gunite is one of the best plaster coatings as it keeps water from penetrating the concrete or other building materials of your pool.

Pool plaster comes in many forms to fit the aesthetics of the pool owner. It can be pure white or different colors. It may have quartz or pebbles blended in or have tiled surfaces. It’s the plaster that makes your pool visually appealing and is the first thing people will notice about your pool. It can also affect the appearance of your water, by making it appear bluer, and even how the water can glisten in the sunlight.

You should have your pool inspected at least once a year by a pool plastering company. It’s important to do this before you open your pool for the summer. Even a well-maintained pool will eventually show signs of aging and degradation. It’s a normal part of the outdoor weathering process. Generally, the average lifespan of a Gunite pool is about 7 to 10 years. If your Gunite pool also has a quartz aggregate blend, your pool may have another five years of lifespan.

Plastering Gunite swimming pools needs to be applied in the proper manner. Often complications can arise only a few months later if it’s not done right. You may see some issues such as stains, streaks, pits, erosion, cracks, and more. Another challenge in plastering Gunite pools is that if it’s not done properly it can also cause improper pool-water chemistry. This may occur from the first point when a pool is filled after having Gunite plastering done.

There may also be external factors that can impact your Gunite swimming pool that have nothing to do with how it was installed. Foreign objects can enter the pool and cause rusty spots. Garden hoses, children’s toys, and garden tools can cause rust erosion. Algae can also take hold within chips and cracks.

If you’re seeking plastering Gunite swimming pool services, contact a fully qualified pool plastering company so it’s done right. The last thing you need is a damaged or cracked Gunite pool before you’ve even had a chance to hop in and enjoy a swim.

Learn more about Pound Pool Plastering and their numerous pool plastering options including: pool resurfacing, plaster surfacing, commercial pool plaster, residential pool plaster, plastering swimming pools, tiling swimming pools, coping swimming pools, and more at www.pound-pool-plastering.com.  To contact our pool plastering specialists call 248.476.4544 today.

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