How to Know When to Replaster Your Pool

Dirty pool with a dirty floor

How to Know When to Replaster Your Pool

Dirty pool with a dirty floor


Over time, your pool will go through natural wear and tear which often leaves behind simple things that need to be fixed. As with anything, there is always some upkeep to do. After long enough though, you may start to see bigger issues coming up. These may be signs that you need to replaster your pool. The trick is in knowing what signs to watch out for. Follow these tips for how to know when to replaster your pool.


Peeling or Chipping Plaster

If you’ve started to notice that the plaster in your pool is frequently chipping or peeling, this may be a sign that you need to replaster your pool. This happens when the concrete in your pool begins to erode or break away because of improper chemical balancing. If this happens once, keep an eye on it. But, if it continues to happen, the best thing to do is to contact the professionals to come and take a look. 

If this is left untreated, you may start to find more and more plaster chips and flakes in your pool water. This can cause the water to become unsanitary. Also, your pool’s protection is chipping away, which means it is vulnerable to further damage and necessary renovation.


Stains and Discoloration

Another major sign that you need to replaster your pool is when you start to see more and more stains. Most stains can simply be cleaned or scrubbed off. But when you see your pool becoming discolored, you may need to take further action. The most common types of stains you’ll see are a blueish-gray look to the pool or when rust starts to form and spread under the water. 


Craze Cracks

This one may be harder to spot than others. Cement cracks tend to start out very small and thin and, by the time you notice them, it’s a spiderweb of cracks known as craze cracks. These form when your cement is not hydrated or when there is improper chemical balance. When you notice these cracks, it’s best to get them taken care of right away before they become worse.



You may start to notice that the floors and walls of your pool are beginning to feel like sandpaper. This is because the chemicals have eaten away at the concrete or you’ve got a severe calcium build up that pool cleaning and balancing won’t take care of it. If you start to notice your pool feeling rougher and rougher, give us a call. We can help determine what it is.


The signs that you need to replaster your pool are not always obvious. That’s why we recommend you sign up for a routine maintenance plan. When you are on one of our routes, we come by on a scheduled routine to make sure that your pool is clean, your water is balanced, and that your worries are put to rest. To find out all that we have to offer with our routine cleanings, give us a call today! (404) 462-0777.