What do you do if you have hairline cracks in the plaster of your pool?
drain the entire pool follow the cracks. find a sealant. (check with your pool company!) apply sealant. let dry for the time suggested. If you wish to find a waterproof paint and paint it the same color of your pool.
Is it acceptable to have hairline cracks in the plaster finish Diamond Bright of a new gunite pool or will it leak?
Is it normal for hairline cracks in the plaster pool finish to appear in the first few days after application and water fill?
It is not normal for hairline cracks to form in the plaster pool finish in the first few days after application and water fill. However, it does happen and one of the most common reasons is because the pool was filled too slowly. It is important to fill the pool as quickly as possible to prevent this from happening.
All concrete cracks. So one doesn't have to worry about hairline cracks. If it is an old structure, cracks may develop because of corrosion of reinforcment bars. One should open up the plaster/concrete cover and check for the amount of corrosion. If it is nominal, one can plaster up again with waterproofing chemical. If the corrosion is more, there are methods of strengthening a beam. One should have this beam inspected by a structural engineer…
Some slight crazing, or spider-web cracks, may appear in stressed areas of new plaster, as at corners. Anything larger is suggestive of trouble, wither the structure is shifting or the plaster was incorrectly applied. Manual application of true plaster is not common these days. Plaster board (or sheet rock) may develop thin "cracks" in the filler used to bridge over the edges of the boards. Larger cracks, or located in the middle of the sheets…
Depending on what the plaster surface damage is to the pool, it really is pretty easy to repair the plaster on your pool. You just need a chisel, or a small angle grinder if you are really handy, a hammer, a trowel, some water and a sponge. they sell pool patch kits for all the pool surfaces. look for pool plaster patch kits and you will find an easy to use solution.
First you have to determine if is in fact a painted pool. If it is a plaster pool then usually there is no paint unless it was painted because of age and damaged plaster. You most likely do not want to paint a plaster pool - have it acid washed to clean plaster. Not sure how to determine what type paint. You would have to have the paint chips anaylized to determine if it is…
Is it possible to have a new skim coat of plaster applied to a concrete in-ground pool as the plaster surface has wear marks from vacuuming and age?
Is there a reason that after Hurricane Ike and the removal of the debris from the pool plaster has now become pitted and stained?
How can you patch the hole in your plaster swimming pool or do you need to resurface the whole pool?
I guess the answer really depends on how big and deep the hole is. Cracks, holes and tiles can be repaired using all purpose waterproof cement. I have used a product by Leslies Swimming Pool Suplies called "Patch It". Not only does Patch It easily patch the hole, it can be applied underwater without having to drain the pool. Good luck! Magdude1
Your pool plaster has started to bubble and chip away so you have unsightly gouges your pool is 10 years old Is this normal after this amount of time?
Not usually. Has it beendrained and left dry for more than 2 - 3 days? B T W do not use the word "your" as in "your pool plaster... Your pool is 10 years.... Please use "My" pool.... and "Our" pool is 10 yrs..... When you refer to "your" you are talking about me and my pool. What do you know about my pool? Supposing I do not have a pool.
Acid dilutes very fast, add it to your pool (while running to help circulation) and you should be ready to swim in about 30min. Best way to add it is by using a 5gal bucket, fill it so that you have room to add the acid then walk around the pool pouring into the edges of the pool. This will keep from damaging your plaster especially if your pool has dark plaster or pebble tech…
I am refurbishing a 30+ year old pool. I was told by two pool companies that after the final plaster coat the pool has to be brushed for 3 days to get rid of all the rough and loose plaster, then they re-filter the water, also that if I am going to use the pool heater I cannot turn it on for 3 weeks after everything is done and the pool is refilled.