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After your consultation where you've locked in your surface choice, your pool will be drained and the plug removed to relieve any pressure from underneath the pool. Any plastics such as drain covers and return jets are removed and will be replaced with new plastics when we begin the prep.
Here, your pools tile line, return jets & lights get shaved down with an angle grinder. This will let us create a smooth feather on the walls of your new surface, with no lipping or bulges. Finally, we apply a proprietary epoxy that will seal the old surface & allow the new surface to be applied.
After the epoxy has dried, it takes just a few hours for our team of plasterers to apply your new pool surface. Once complete we begin filling the pool, adding our curing aid to begin the setup as quickly as possible.
For the first week your pool is full we perform our full pool service plan every day, micromanaging chemistry into specified ranges that get the best curing results because the surface is in fact drying under-underwater. After the first week we re-balance your water and you are ready to enjoy for years to come.
Assuming you get great weather, you can get from drain to prep to plastered in 3-5 days.
Wait at least one week after the pool has been filled. The plaster is still curing and may be soft in places so footprints can be left and our setup chemistry use make the pool very harsh on skin, eyes, hair & clothing.
Not even a little bit.
It is possible. This was a trend in the 90’s to cover plaster pools in fiberglass. It’s incredibly time consuming and hazardous but it is something we can do.
If we find hollow areas in your surface we will remove those, but thanks to the epoxy bond coats our manufacturers provide the days of complete “chip-outs” are long behind us now.
Water underneath your pool pushes up against the shell of your pool and when empty the pressure could be enough to lift it out of the ground. We use pumps to remove this water and remove the plug from the main drain in order to prevent your pool from popping while we re-plaster.