Replastering pool

kichi

Active member
Sep 2, 2013
28
Hi all,

Looking for some advice on replastering my pool. My plaster is very old at this point (probably more than 20 years). I also have a leak in the pool. Got a pool builder today who suggested fiberglass instead of plaster. He said that fiberglass has more give, so better for leaks. They also have a longer warranty (5 years) vs 3 years on plaster. Does that make sense? Looking to run it by folks who know a lot more about pools than I do :)

Secondly, if anyone has any recommendations for pool builders in the San Francisco bay area, please let me know.

Thanks in advance for the help.
 

Dp1363

Member
Jul 7, 2020
17
Sewell, New Jersey, USA
I just had my pool replastered. I used a mini pebble finish with a life time warranty. 3 years on plaster sounds like a cheap marble plaster. Go with a pebble or quartz based plaster. Not sure about the fiberglass. I dont know anyone who used fiberglass in ther pool remodel. I would get a lot more estimates and see what the consensus is.
 

sktn77a

Gold Supporter
May 16, 2010
1,830
Chapel Hill, NC
Stick with plaster or a plaster based product. Fiberglass might work out but if there's a problem, it's a pain to fix and there are way fewer people want to work on fiberglass than plaster.
 

cboeger1974

Active member
Jun 2, 2020
34
St. Louis missouri
I just had my pool replastered. I used a mini pebble finish with a life time warranty. 3 years on plaster sounds like a cheap marble plaster. Go with a pebble or quartz based plaster. Not sure about the fiberglass. I dont know anyone who used fiberglass in ther pool remodel. I would get a lot more estimates and see what the consensus is.
I am curious as to which pebble product gave you a lifetime warranty?
 

sbcpool

Well-known member
Mar 10, 2015
570
Upland, CA
Hi all,

Looking for some advice on replastering my pool. My plaster is very old at this point (probably more than 20 years). I also have a leak in the pool. Got a pool builder today who suggested fiberglass instead of plaster. He said that fiberglass has more give, so better for leaks. They also have a longer warranty (5 years) vs 3 years on plaster. Does that make sense? Looking to run it by folks who know a lot more about pools than I do :)

Secondly, if anyone has any recommendations for pool builders in the San Francisco bay area, please let me know.

Thanks in advance for the help.
Sounds like a fiberglass dealer with a better margin on the fiberglass install. People can talk about how long plaster lasts, but I have pool that still functions with plaster that is 42 years old. Yes, it's in poor shape but it's not leaking. I'm replastering after this season too.
 

kichi

Active member
Sep 2, 2013
28
Got some more clarity on the fiberglass recommendation. We have a crack in the pool and the pool builder thinks it might be structural due to settling on one side of the pool. Apparently fiberglass is more flexible in case the pool continues to settle, so will prevent against a future leak for longer. Getting even more confused now...