Replastering a pool is a several day process. 

Day 1: We drain the pool. First, we put two weep holes in to relieve the hydrostatic pressure in order to prevent the pool from moving or shifting. Then we chip out six inches below the tile line, including fittings and light fixtures. We then apply a bond coat. 

One thing that is unique to our process is that we pressure test after all the chipping has been completed, making sure we didn’t cause a leak.

Day 2: We apply material and let that sit overnight.

Day 3: We perform a detailed wash to expose the aggregate, buff the aggregate, and change out the fittings to match the color of the plaster. Once that is done, we refill the pool, which typically takes about 2 days.

Day 5: We start up the equipment and balance the chemicals. Some companies take the quick and easy route, dumping in a bunch of chemicals, so that they can get paid quicker. Unfortunately, this roughens the plaster. At Coral, our experts in water chemical balancing treat balancing the chemicals like good bbq – taking it low and slow.  The process takes about 2 weeks but does not burn the plaster. We make 2 water balancing trips and 4 maintenance trips, and anything that goes wrong in that time is still covered. During those visits we also clean out the pool filter. Replastering causes plaster dust, and cleaning filters allows you to start fresh.

Average replaster,  assuming no structural changes, with new tile and coping and lights runs  $20-25k. The variance depends on the color of plaster and type of tile. At Coral, we only use Pebble Tec. While Pebble Tec is more expensive, it has a much longer lifespan.

Replastering takes about two weeks (weather permitting) if there are no structural changes. As part of the replastering process, we typically change out lights for LED lights. If we need to redo the tile and coping as part of the replaster, that adds 4 to 5 days, for a total of three weeks.

We don’t recommend repairing pool tile in every case. If there is calcium buildup, it needs to be replaced. If a tile is cracked, we need to diagnose what caused the crack, whether it was a shifting of the pool, or something else. Even in the case where the tile was cracked because of some accidental damage, it may be hard to find discontinued tile. We may  be able to replace the broken tile if you have leftover tiles, but it’s likely to crack more tiles in the process of replacing it.

Yes, we do. In many cases, it makes sense to upgrade to LED, instead of repairing the existing lights. LED lights don’t require film anymore to achieve colors, so not only do you get more cost-effective lights, you also get the fun experience of a pool with colored lights. We can replace existing lights without a huge cost, unless you’re moving to nicheless, which is a large change. You must use the same size niche for cost effectiveness.

It depends what’s wrong with your pool. Call us so that we can set up a time to come out and evaluate your pool at no charge. For small repairs, we can refer you to one of our expert partners.

The difference between a pool repair company or a pool maintenance company and a pool restoration company is basically the difference between a handyman and a contractor. Feel free to contact us for referrals to our favorite repair and maintenance provider recommendations.

At Coral Outdoor, we only use Pebble Tec. Pebble Tec comes with a 10 year warranty and can last up to 20 years. While it is more expensive in the short term, it is a greater value overall. It also looks great!

There are a number of things that should cause you to consider replastering:

  • If you are losing water
  • If you are starting to fill the pool more than normal
  • If you see grey or brown spots all over your pool
  • If it starts to look like marble (veining) in large patches
  • If you have scaling (rough) and it hurts your feet or snags your bathing suits

A crack in a pool can be a major problem. Please contact us to evaluate your issue.

If the pool is started organically and proper water chemistry is maintained, then the plaster will stay smooth. Rough plaster is a result of poor water chemistry and improper ph levels.

It depends on the plaster you have. White plaster only has a 1 year warranty and may last around 3 years if you maintain proper water chemistry. At Coral, we only use Pebble Tec, which has a 10 yr warranty and 20-30 year shelf life.

It depends on many factors, including square footage, materials used, whether you want pavers, whether your pool is salt or chlorine. We offer a warranty for 3 years on pool decks vs the standard 1 year warranty because we stand behind our work.

Salt pools have an added cost. You have to seal everything extremely well to protect it from the salt dripping off of you. Your pool decking will not wear well if you do not seal this properly and if you choose the wrong decking. Porcelain pavers are great for use with salt pools, though they cost more and are hot on your feet and skin.

We pride ourselves on the best materials installed by the best people. We provide value. But we’re not cheap. Pebbletec has a warranty that is 10 times as long as the warranty for white plaster.