Pool plaster is an important part of proper pool care and maintenance. Without it, pools can be vulnerable to costly damage caused by water leaks, cracks, and other structural weaknesses. Here are some things you should know about caring for your pool plaster:
Regularly inspect your pool’s plaster for signs of wear and tear. Look for chips, cracks, or discoloration in the pool surfaces. If any are found, repair them as soon as possible with a high-quality filler or patch kit.
Use a brush or a vacuum cleaner to remove debris like leaves and dirt from the bottom of the pool on a regular basis. This can help prevent dirt buildup that could cause stains or erosion over time.
Test the pH level of the water at least once a month to ensure it’s within the safe range (7.2 – 7.8). Low pH levels can cause damage to the plaster over time while higher levels can increase mineral deposits which can also contribute to its deterioration.
Check chemicals balance often; making sure chlorine content is between 1-3ppm or that bromine content is between 2-4ppm depending on which type of sanitizer you use in your pool water; this will help keep algae at bay and minimize damage from bacteria growth on your plaster walls and floors.
Avoid using acidic cleaners when cleaning around your pool area; these cleaners can erode away at the plaster surface over time if not used correctly or left on too long before rinsing off completely with clean water afterward.
Inspect plumbing periodically for any potential leaks; even small leaks can add up quickly over time resulting in significant damage if left unchecked! Contact a trained professional if the assessment reveals any potential problems.
Clean tile grout lines regularly using appropriate tools/products designed specifically for this purpose – grime build-up here can create an ideal environment where algae/bacteria thrive so regular cleaning is key!