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Thread: Pool Plaster Question

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    Pool Plaster Question

    The temperature hit 102 in South Texas yesterday, so I took my first dip in the pool. While doing that, I noticed about a three inch in diameter circle where the plaster is chipping off. I guess this is known as plaster delamination.

    My question is can this be spot repaired or does this mean I need to replaster my pool? I believe my home was built in 1992 or so (I'm not the original owner), and I doubt it has ever been re-surfaced. Just wonderng how much I'm going to need to cut into the kids college fund for this.

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    Jul 2011
    Arizona & California

    Re: Pool Plaster Question

    It sounds like that particular delamination is known as "spalling" where only about one-sixteenth of an inch of the surface is lost.
    A plaster coat is generally about a half of an inch thick. Therefore, you could simply sand the spalling area with sandpaper and make it smooth again.

    Unless a lot of areas become delaminated, a few small spalls do not necessarily mean there is a need to re-plaster.

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    Re: Pool Plaster Question

    Thanks for the info. What has become detached is indeed a very thin layer of material. Gonna research spalling now.

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