Monthly Archives: August 2018

Available Options in Pool Plaster

If you are one of the people that has managed to install a swimming pool in your backyard, you are living the dream of thousands upon thousands of people everywhere.  After all, who doesn’t love jumping into the water of a pool on a hot and sunny day?

While your pool may currently be in excellent shape, there will be a day when you need to do some pool renovations, especially with the pool plastering.  There are many options available to you when it comes to the pool plaster that can be installed during a pool renovation and you can choose the one that fits your needs the best.

Here are your available options in pool plaster:

Classic White

Classic white pool plaster is basically a mixture of cement, water, and white marble aggregate, and it is going to be your cheapest pool plastering option.  That cheaper price though is due to the fact that this pool plastering will deteriorate quicker from all the chemicals and means that you will need to have it replaced again sooner than later.

Include a Silicone Shield

You may want to have a silicone shield added to your pool plaster, as it creates a barrier between your pool plaster and the chemicals that you use.  That will make your pool plastering more durable and extend the time in between replacements.

Colored Quartz

Any concrete plaster mix can have colored ceramic coated sand added to it, and this colored quartz will not only increase the life expectancy of your pool, but make it look even nicer as well.  This option is more expensive than the classic white option as well as the option with the silicone shield, but the length of time in between pool plastering replacements can make the higher price tag worthwhile.


A pebbled pool plaster has had little pieces of round polished aggregates added to the plaster mix, and since those little pieces of aggregate is available in numerous colors, your color choices are greatly increased with this option.  This is one of the most durable pool plasters available on the market, and if you choose to have this pool plastering completed, it should be quite some time before you need to have it replaced.

No one really enjoys having pool renovations completed on their pool, because it means that it cannot be in use during that time.  However, once your new pool plastering has been put in place, you will be so happy with how your pool looks as you are swimming in it or simply sitting next to it.

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  To contact our pool plastering specialists call 248.476.4544 today.

Building a pool? Here are the pros, cons to different types of surfaces

When you’re building a swimming pool, one of the important choices you make is what the interior surface should be.

After the basic outline of the pool is carved out in your yard, then workers will probably frame the inside with rebar, install the plumbing lines, and spray the area with gunnite to form the shell of the pool. After that, the pool walls are surfaced.

Here are some of the surface choices you can make, along with some pros and cons:

— Plaster, a mix of cement, sand or marble aggregate and water, is probably the cheapest surfacing method and is a popular way to go.  The plaster can be white or dyed in various colors, but this surface can be rough to the touch and needs acid-washing every 10 years to keep it looking like new.

— Quartz plaster finishes are satiny smooth, long lasting and less expensive than pebble finishes. Quartz plaster is made something like regular plaster, but the sand has been replaced with crushed quartz stone.

— Tiles made of porcelain, ceramic, stone or glass are often used as a finish along the waterline of a plaster pool. They are long-lasting and easier to clean than other finishes. Constant exposure to pool chemicals can cause discoloration. These surfaces can be more costly so very few pools are completely covered in tile.

— Aggregate finishes are basically plaster mixed with pebbles. Once this finish is put on the pool surface, builders spray or wipe off the top layer of the finish to reveal the pebbles. Some of these finishes contain glass beads or quartz instead of pebbles. Aggregate is longer lasting than plaster, but the larger the pebbles or beads, the less comfortable the surface is to walk on.

— PebbleTec, PebbleSheen and similar products are brand examples of aggregate-style finishes that have been widely used in the past and remain good choices. The company that makes these products has its headquarters in the Phoenix area.

Many of these surfaces will be very long-lasting, so think carefully about your choice before you have it done.

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