3 Reasons To Use Plaster To Line Your Swimming Pool

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One of the most important considerations when building a swimming pool is determining which type of material to use for lining the interior of the pool. While this may sound pretty simple, it can actually be a bit difficult because there are a lot of different lining options available that can each provide their own unique set of benefits. Listed below are just a few of the reasons to consider plaster when picking a material for your swimming pool.

Long-Lasting

Plaster is a great surface for your pool because it can often last quite a while before it will need to be replaced. While plaster is not as long-lasting as it was in the past due to the fact that modern plaster does not utilize asbestos to harden it, you can still expect a plaster pool surface to last between 12 and 14 years.

Easy To Repair

Another reason to use plaster is that it can be quite easy to repair if it becomes damaged. With some pool finishing materials, damage can force you to either resurface the whole pool or replace the damaged area with a patching material.

However, if plaster becomes stained, scratched, or cracked you can hire a contractor to sand the material down to remove the signs of damage. While you cannot sand down the plaster an infinite number of times, you can expect to be able to sand the plaster down to repair the surface several times over the course of the plaster's lifetime. 

Comfortable

Finally, you will want to use plaster if you want a pool surface that is as comfortable as possible for you and your family. With other pool lining materials, such as pebble and concrete combinations and be a bit hard on your feet as you walk around inside the pool.

In addition, pebble style lining can also create an unpleasant surface on the side of the pool that can make it painful to get out of the pool because it can scrape your skin. However, a plaster pool surface will typically be very smooth, which makes it easier on your feet to stand and walk in your pool while also preventing scraping when pulling yourself out of the pool.

Contact a contractor today in order to discuss how plaster can benefit you when it is used to line your swimming pool. Plaster can provide you with a pool surface that is long-lasting, easy to repair, and comfortable. For more information, check with companies like Heritage Pool Plastering, Inc.

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