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If you’re looking to replaster or resurface your swimming pool in Los Angeles or Ventura County, including Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Oak Park, Agoura, Calabasas, Malibu and Hidden Hills, Stanton Pools can help. We also offer other pool services such as pool remodeling. Every project is different, so please keep in mind that this schedule may vary a little when we go over your personal timeline during our consultation.

Pool Plastering FAQs

How often should you replaster a pool?

The average swimming pool plaster lasts about 7 years. Given that your swimming pool is properly maintained and that the pool water is kept under ideal conditions, you should only have to replaster your swimming pool approximately every 7 years. Nevertheless, it is strongly suggested that you proactively check your swimming pool for early signs of wear and tear such as stains, smears, and scaling to more pressing matters like hairline cracks, crevices, and other signs of structural damage. Should you see these signs even before you’ve reached the 7-year mark, it’s strongly suggested that you contact your pool contractor for advice.

How long does it take to replaster a pool?

Swimming pool plaster projects often take somewhere from one to two weeks. That’s because replastering projects are usually the busiest (and the noisiest) undertaking in pool remodeling. Assuming that the undertaking is not hampered by weather, the replastering project can be finished within that time frame. During the two-week process, work is not being done on your property everyday. Your pool contractor is on-site during such times as when the old plaster needs to be removed and the new plaster mixture is to be applied, but in some cases, part of the two-week schedule involves ordering materials, coordinating with other jobs, and even allowing the plaster to cure and dry.

You can always ask your pool contractor for a turnaround time when the pool replaster project is expected to finish.

How much does it cost to replaster a pool?

Replastering of a pool usually costs around $8,000 with mini pebble. Mini pebble makes for a practical finishing material because it lasts longer than simple plaster finish and is relatively easy to maintain. If you have an attached spa, that will add about an additional $900 to the total replastering cost. The overall replaster process includes other services like draining the pool, chipping out the old plaster, applying the pebble finish, applying an acid wash, as well as installing new directional eyeball and main drain fittings along with the final startup process.

Do I need a permit to replaster my pool?

A permit may be required if you’re replastering your pool, depending on which state you’re in. In general, if you’re not making any significant changes to the structure of your pool in the County of Ventura, one is not needed. If you’re replastering your pool in the County of Los Angeles, you will have to request a permit even if your project will only merit pool resurfacing. Nevertheless, for projects involving plumbing and electrical undertaking, you will most-likely have to comply with the codes set by your county.

That said, different locations will most likely have different requirements, so it’s best to communicate with your pool contractor.

Is pebble better than plaster?

A pebble pool finish does have some advantages over the average pool plaster finish. For instance, the average pool plaster will last you an average of 7 years under ideal conditions while a pebble pool finish will often last somewhere around 15 to 20 years. To help us with understanding pebble and plaster better, here’s a quick comparison of both pool finishes.

Pool Plaster

Pool plaster is a type of material that’s made from aggregates and Portland cement. That said, one of the most appealing things the average pool plaster has to offer is its affordability. It’s an inexpensive way to give your pool a new look. Pool plasters do come in white, but can also be had in various colored options by adding colored pigments in the cement and aggregate mixture.

Although it may be a practical option, pool plaster does suffer from various cosmetic and structural problems including hairline cracks, development of stains and smears, as well as the peeling off of the actual plaster when the pool is not properly taken care of. It does not hold up well with improperly treated water and will quickly show signs of damage and dilapidation as it ages.

Pool Pebble

Pool pebble is made the same way as pool plaster, but uses a special kind of pebble instead of the average aggregate. It uses a special kind of pebble, which gives your pool a unique look and a more durable finish. Although pebble finishes are more expensive than plaster, They offer a low maintenance and hard-wearing finish. In most cases, we at Valley Pool Plaster often have customers who opt to choose to add a glass or shell mix applied to the final layer of the pebble finish, which adds sparkle and character to their pool.

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Drain the Pool

The first step in the swimming pool replastering process is completely draining your pool, which generally takes around a day. You don’t have to be home during this time as long as we can access your backyard. We typically drain water out to the street unless you prefer it to be directed to a lawn or other landscaped area in your yard.

Chip Out Plaster

Once your pool is empty, our team will thoroughly prepare your pool for new plaster by chipping off the existing surface and removing the tile based on the resurfacing design you’ve chosen for your pool. To do this, our team uses jackhammers and pneumatic tools. During this process, we will do our best to cover and protect your backyard area. In order to best guarantee that your property is 100% safe and clean, we would suggest moving any patio furniture and potted plants to another area. After the plaster is removed, all of the construction debris is cleaned up and hauled away by us. The plaster chip out process can be completed as soon as the day following the draining.

Tile and Coping Work

After all of your old material has been removed, our tile and masonry specialists will install any new tile, coping, or decorative features that you’ve selected during the design phase. At this point, we’ll want to finalize all of the design details for the pool with you. You will need to select grout color and tile color/size, and provide us with any special design requests, including mosaics, lights, water features, and pebble.

Applying The New Surface

Once the tile (and coping) work is done, our team will return for pool replastering with your chosen surface material, which usually takes about a day or two. Once the swimming pool replastering material has been fully applied, your pool can be refilled will water from a hose.

Refill and Start-Up

Refill times will vary according to the size of your pool. Once your swimming pool is filled, the final step in the resurfacing process can begin, which is a service known as a start-up. This involves adding and balancing all of the chemicals and allowing the new surface to cure properly.

Some of the steps included in the start-up are:

  • Testing and adjusting the fresh water’s pH, alkalinity, chlorine, calcium hardness, and cyanuric acid levels.
  • Brushing the entire surface thoroughly to remove any remaining plaster dust.
  • Cleaning your filter and vacuuming the pool to give you a fresh start.

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