We all make mistakes when it comes to maintaining our homes and our pools are not exempt. When caring for your pool a simple mistake while adding chemicals can take the pool out of commission for weeks. Unfortunatly however, mistakes in maintaining your pool occur both big and small. Large mistakes in caring for your..
Tag: Pool Plastering
The first 30 days after a swimming pool has been plastered are the most important. It is critical that the plaster is properly cured. This is done by maintaining a proper balance in the pool waters chemistry and maintaining it throughout the life of the pool. When starting up the pool the main objective will..
By now, most of us Northerners have shut down our pools in preparation for the winter season. Let’s face it, unless you are a polar bear and enjoy frigid cold-water temps you aren’t going to be swimming after November. However, there may still be a few of you out there that have delayed the inevitable and..
When it comes to closing your plaster pool for the winter there are three goals for most homeowners: Preserve the quality of pool water Secure all pool equipment Protect the pools plaster surface Water freezes, it’s pretty simple. When the temperature dips below 32 degrees Fahrenheit the water in your pool will begin to freeze. ..
Gunite swimming pools are one of the most popular options for homeowners. Building a Gunite pool requires a crew to dig a hole in the desired shape, the installation of plumbing, and a rebar grid that is the framework of the structure. The steel rebar frame is secured in place using wire. Once this has..
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..
Owning a home with an inground pool presents a unique challenge in itself in that you are responsible for all of its upkeep. It is far different from any other type of backyard pool that you might have had in the past. Unlike an above ground pool which has a plastic liner that actually holds..
Having an inground pool in your backyard is an exciting upgrade that many homeowners choose. Overtime however, the area surrounding the swimming pool can begin to feel drab, the aesthetics wear out and the initial installation and style of the pool becomes outdated. Another issue that often occurs is that the amenities you want have..
Giving your pool that much-needed facelift has never been easy. Not only have swimming pool finishes undergone a massive remodel in recent years, modern pools have given new meaning to alfresco dining and a view to “die for.” Drab-looking pools are a thing of the past, and a swimming pool is not complete without the..
Pool plaster does an excellent job of creating a watertight seal for an in-ground swimming pool. Choosing the right plaster finish for your pool can make all the difference in terms of durability, functionality, and maintenance. A good plaster coat may last for as long as 20 years before re-plastering is required because it is..