The Classic Surface

The most common pool surface around is definitely Plaster. There’s no doubt that you’ve seen or have a pool with a Plaster surface, especially if you built your pool 20 years ago. Plaster surfaces are known for their smooth feel and more affordable price. Traditional White Plaster is made of white cement mixed with marble aggregate and water. When building a pool, it’s ultimately up to you to decide which surface is best for you, but we will help guide you along the way.


Pool Plaster is said to last about 10 years with the help of proper maintenance. Plaster is more prone to stains compared to other types of surfaces and pool maintenance is extremely important in order to extend its lifespan. Not only can a lack of maintenance alter the appearance of the surface by creating stains, but cracks can also develop and lead to further issues over time.

That being said, there will most likely come a time when your pool’s surface starts to develop cracks or stains. When this occurs, Aquaman Pools is here to help you with all of your re-plastering needs.

Signs That You Need Pool Plastering

Poor water chemistry and an imbalance of chemicals can be super harsh on your pool’s surface. Poor water quality can result in the surface losing its bond to the layer underneath. Once that occurs, you’ll begin to see it peeling away and flaking. This process is also known as spalling,

Surface stains are most likely caused by improper chemical use, debris, or algae growth. While an acid wash can help, you may want to consider completely resurfacing your pool to remove the more stubborn, of stains. While they don’t cause extreme damage, they can ruin the aesthetic look of your pool. Resurfacing can restore the look your pool’s surface and get it back to that “like-new” appearance

Plaster surfaces are known for their perfectly smooth touch. This smooth feel can become compromised if chemicals become unbalanced and stay that way for long periods of time. At that point, Replastering should be considered to restore that smooth look and ensure safety of all swimmers.

Like the other signs of replastering, surface cracks can also be due to improper chemical balancing and poor water quality. In addition, sudden changes in temperatures can cause the concrete structure below to swell, leading to cracks as it stretches the plaster before contracting back down to size. These types of cracks are normal but should be dealt with immediately before they lead to further damages to the structure underneath.