Swimming Pool Blog

- Caulk, Plaster & Paint
  • Acid Washing your pool Safely
    Rob Cox
    pool acid washingAcid washing a plastered, in ground swimming pool is a process that can be done safely by a homeowner, if proper safety precautions are taken. Three general areas of safety must by managed.
    Sunday, March 20, 2011 10:33 AM
  • 5 Tips to ensure a great pool plaster job
    Rob Cox
    Plaster is the most common interior finish for many inground pools, and there are many choices of colors available. Additives also have the advantage of helping to hide minor imperfections or staining of your pool surface. Whichever pool plaster surface you choose, there are some tips to ensure a properly applied, cured and cared for plaster pool surface.
    Friday, March 04, 2011 8:30 AM
  • When is it time to Replaster the Pool?
    Rob Cox
    How often should they be re-plastered? And what factors should a pool owner consider when looking at replastering or resurfacing their swimming pool? Surely, Time cannot be the only factor to consider. When and Why should a pool owner replaster their pool?
     
    Sunday, October 24, 2010 7:55 PM
  • Swimming Pool Painting, a How-To.
    Rob Cox
    Painting your swimming pool can brighten up a plaster pool finish by coating it with an almost ceramic like surface. Underwater pool paints have come a long way in the last 50 years, since pool painting was often an annual chore. Swimming Pool Paints now can last 5-7 years or longer - when properly applied. This article will cover some of the pitfalls to pool painting, as well as the mechanics of measuring your surface area, surface prep and pool painting techniques.
    Saturday, April 03, 2010 2:24 PM
  • Swimming Pool Replastering
    pool plasteringSo, when do you need to re-plaster? Many folks re-plaster the pool during renovation, about every 20 years or so. Some do it more often to keep a nicer finish, or to change colors. Don't let your pool guy tell you that you must replaster or your pool will fail. Bare spots and cracks are a concern and should be fixed. But the usual decision force is from an aesthetic viewpoint. Plaster just starts to look bad after a while.

    Friday, November 27, 2009 9:44 AM
  • Pool Caulking - Time to Caulk Your Expansion Joints
    Pool owners often overlook caulking the joint between the pool coping and the pool deck. Because of the time needed to allow pool deck and coping to shift and allow proper curing time, pool builders often refrain from including caulking your pool when building operations are complete. When the expansion joint is not caulked you are at risk of damage.
    Friday, September 04, 2009 1:58 PM
  • Swimming Pool Caulking and Expansion Joints

    One of the strongest forces of nature is ice. Basically, nothing can stop it. When water freezes, it will expand. With great force. Ice can break steel, concrete, ock and just about anything else that gets in it’s way. So, if you have a slab of concrete and water gets under it, freezes and turns into ice, that slab will rise.
    Friday, December 26, 2008 1:14 PM