How Much Does It Cost To Replaster A Pool? Knowing When To Do It

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The swimming pool is a huge investment that will not just help you increase the value of your home, but will also help you stay fit and have more fun without having to leave the house. Since swimming pools are huge investments, homeowners should make sure that they are maintained and still look good.

With continued use, the swimming pool can actually have surface damage or worse, it will start to show signs of structural problems. Maintaining the pool means it should have clean water without cracks or chips. You should also ensure that the pool has the right chemical levels.

One of the best ways for you to keep the pool in good condition is by re-plastering it. However, to replaster the pool, you will have to drain the pool, pay for the labor and materials as well as wait for a couple of days to finish it. Here are some information about re-plastering and its cost.

How Much Does It Cost To Replaster A Pool? Knowing When To Do It

When Do You Need To Replaster A Pool?

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Basically, large commercial pools need to be re-plastered at least once every ten years. As for residential pools, it will all depend on how much it is used and how properly it is being maintained. In most cases, you will know that the pool needs to be re-plastered when it shows signs of wear.

One of the signs is the presence of mineral stains on the surfaces of the pool itself. The pool’s appearance will degrade over time if you leave the stains alone to worsen. If the existing plaster has chipped away, you should consider having it fixed before larger chips develop.

The presence of rough cracks on surfaces is also a good indication that the pool needs to be re-plastered. The existing plaster might no longer be in good shape and the shotcrete or gunnite might already be exposed. This can cause injuries and it can also snag swimwear, making it very dangerous.

How Much Does It Cost To Replaster A Pool?

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The cost of re-plastering a pool all depends on how big your pool is and what kind of product you want to use. Most products will cost as much as $119 per 53-pound bag while other brands will cost more depending on quality. The cost will also depend on whether or not you want to do it on your own.

There are DIY-ers who say that they have successfully plastered their own pool without hiring professionals to do it for them. They say that it only cost them $502 for a 36 feet by 18 feet pool that can hold as much as 27,000 gallons of water. Of course, they had to put in a lot of time to do it.

Most DIY-ers will also need to consider whether or not they have the right tools and machinery. If not, they might have to buy them and include their prices to the total cost. Otherwise, they will end up having to spend significantly more time to remove the old plaster and to mix and apply the new one.

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If you want to hire a pool company to do it for you, the average price is around $3 - $5 per square foot. There are contractors who might be able to offer a lesser price, but there are those who will give you a higher quote depending on your location and on how accessible the pool area is in your property.

This means that an average pool that is 4 feet deep on the shallow end, 8 feet deep on the other end, as well as 16 feet in width and 32 feet in length, will have as much as 1,088 square feet in area. It will then cost as much as $4,352 if you are able to agree at a price of $4 per square foot.


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Re-plastering your old swimming pool is a very important maintenance task that you need to do if you want to preserve the pool’s value as well as its integrity. If you do not fix it, the cracks and chips in the old plaster will worsen and you can easily end up making matters worse.

If you truly want to keep the pool in good condition, you need to replaster it at least once every ten years, or you should inspect it regularly to see if any minor problems have started to show up. Minor issues can be dealt with right away so you will not have to spend a lot of money fixing the entire pool.

If the pool needs to be re-plastered, you need to focus on whether you want to do it on your own or if you are willing to spend more and avoid all the hard work and hassle. I recommend that you hire professionals to do it if you lack the time, energy and equipment to do it by yourself.

About the Author Emily Taylor

My name is Emily Taylor, gardening is my passion and I’m looking forward to sharing it with everyone. I know that there are millions of people out there want their backyard and garden be attractive just like their front yard, so I am here to help you create your own backyard paradise.

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