Replastering your pool can be a tricky project. However, there are some ways you can make it easier.
Tip 1 - Type of Pool Plaster
Pool plaster is just a type of concrete with aggregates and additives mixed in. However, certain additives can assist you in the plastering process. If you look for a plaster that contains calcium carbonate, this will accelerate the time that the plaster takes to dry.
Tip 2 - False Setting Plaster
Don’t be worried if the plaster in your bucket appears to have set not soon after mixing. This is a false set. Mix or stir the material in your bucket and the plaster in your bucket will soon be workable again.
Tip 3 - Plaster Color
When you are replastering your pool, you may be concerned with color. Portland cement is gray in color and is perfect if you are not worried what color the plaster is. However, you can buy white Portland plaster, or plaster containing quartz sand which will change the color completely. This, however, is more expensive.
Tip 4 - Always Remove the Old Plaster
You may consider plastering over the old plaster and adding a bonding agent, however, you will find this very difficult. Old cement has become chemically inert so will not bond well with new plaster. Save yourself work in the long run and remove the old plaster.