If you have a gunite or concrete pool, you may need plaster repair at some point in time. A pool plaster repair can help extend the lifespan of the concrete or gunite. If your pool is in need of plaster repair, you will want to have it done as quickly as possible. Leaving it be for too long can result in cracks becoming larger, which may require more repair or may even cause you to need an entire re-plaster, rather than a repair. As such, you will want to know what the signs are of needing pool plaster repair. Here are a few of those signs.
One of the signs you will want to look for in a gunite or concrete pool is chipping. Typically, you see chipping along the edges of the pool, including where the pool apron is, where the filters are, and where the lights are. But it is possible for chipping to occur elsewhere. If chipping is present, you will want to have a repair done to fill in the chipped area. If a repair is not done, the chipped area can begin to crumble or erode away as water laps up on it. If the chip becomes deep, water can leak out of your pool, which can damage the internal structure of the pool and erode away the dirt and soil behind your pool's wall.
The most common sign that you need a pool plaster repair is cracking. As concrete and gunite settle, they often crack. This is normal. Unfortunately though, the cracking can allow water to escape from your pool. As was mentioned above, this can damage the structural holding your pool in place, as well as the soil and dirt that helps keep fill in the space behind your pool. Have cracks repaired quickly to prevent this issue.
The last sign that you need pool plaster repair is a hollow feeling when standing in your pool. When you are standing in one part of your pool, it may not feel as strong or sturdy as the rest of your pool. This typically means that the plaster is wearing in this area. If you feel this way, you want to have a repair done to reinforce the concrete or gunite in the area.
If you notice any chipping, cracking or a hollow feeling when you are standing in your gunite or concrete pool, you will want to have pool plaster repair done. If your pool has had a couple of repairs already, it may be time to re-plaster the pool, rather than make repairs. A swimming pool repair company can help you decide which option is best for you.