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Owning a pool or hot tub requires a certain amount of routine maintenance. This ensures that the water chemistry is balanced, the electrical and filter equipment are operating properly and the surface retains a smooth and attractive appearance. Over time, the plaster surface finish can become unsightly and rough to the touch. This effect is usually caused by an excess of calcium deposits that build up on the surface of a pool or hot tub. Plaster polishing is the process required to remove the gritty calcium scale and smooth out the overall roughness. Among the many other expert pool restoration services offered to pool owners in San Diego, pool plaster polishing is one of the specialties performed by ProTouch Pool Services.
Devastating Effects Of Rough or Damaged Plaster
The occurrence of this pool surface roughness may point to a number of factors, such as poor water treatment during the start-up process, lack of proper chemical maintenance, or simply the advancing age of the pool surface. The surface is not only unsightly, but also uncomfortable. The sandpapery texture is difficult to walk or sit on, and may even become sharp in some areas. It is quite possible for someone to inadvertently cut or scrape their hands and feet by coming into contact with the damaged plaster. Many of the pools or hot tubs in the San Diego area that have damaged plaster can be treated with our pool polishing procedures to correct current roughness and prevent future damage.
Eliminates Calcium Build-up and Discoloration
When homeowners and property managers first notice roughness and discoloration on their swimming pool or hot tub surface they become concerned. If this worry and panic creates a sense of helplessness, they may look for a quick fix resulting with a botched, amateur, surface repair. It is possible to carefully sand down the surface of a pool or hot tub to reduce the rough appearance and restore the condition. However if the restoration process is too aggressive, or the underlying cause of the calcium buildup is not addressed, the surface repair may not be successful. Calcium can begin to form along the sidewalls and bottom surface of the pool or hot tub if the water chemical imbalance is not continually resolved with proper pool maintenance.
ProTouch Pool Services recommends using only a professional pool service company to determine the best option for repairing or replacing damaged plaster. In many cases, a light resurfacing is all that is need to restore the smooth surfaces of a pool or hot tub. Expert resurfacing saves homeowners and property managers the time and cost associated with a complete replacement. Rough, damaged, and worn surfaces become like new after a plaster resurfacing and polishing project performed by the professionals at ProTouch Pool Services.
Brings Your Pool Surface Back to Life
Our gentle approach of polishing a pool or spa surface is an effective way to restore a smooth plaster finish after calcium buildup problems have occurred. Because the plaster finishes on swimming pools and hot tubs are vulnerable to possible destruction as a result of ill-equipped resurfacing methods, San Diego residents are strongly advised against performing these sensitive procedures on their own. Many well meaning homeowners accidentally cause serious damage by penetrating through too many layers of the the plaster in an attempt to polish away unsightly bumps. As industry leaders in calcium removal, we can view the condition of a pool or spa to determine whether the surface could be transformed to a smooth finish through polishing or if a plaster patch or resurface job is necessary.
What To Expect From Pool Plaster Polishing
Generally, the extent of the plaster damage and the overall surface area will determine how long a polishing or resurfacing project will take to complete. For example, a typical job for a hot tub plaster polishing in the San Diego area will take only a few hours to complete. However, larger projects such as an entire swimming pool may require up to an entire day to complete. The pool plaster polishing process involves draining the water from the pool or hot tub. Our experts at ProTouch Pool Services make every attempt to complete a project within a single day so the the body of water can be refilled as soon as possible. We offer our clients water balancing once the body of water is refilled.
Prevent Rough Irritating Pool and Spa Surfaces
After a plaster polishing or restoration project is complete, it is important for homeowners or property managers to accurately maintain the water chemistry. This will not only prevent the harmful calcium buildup, but will also eliminate unpleasant odors, and avoid unnecessary cleaning due to algae. A regular cleaning schedule is also a requirement for excellent water health. We offer San Diego County customers weekly cleaning and servicing of their pools and hot tubs. However, when it comes to plaster polishing, only one company in San Diego offers this unique service.
The ProTouch Advantage
ProTouch Pool Services can have the surface of just about any swimming pool or hot tub smooth and looking like new. Our pool polishing process involves a specialized pneumatic polishing tool with a diamond polishing pad attachment powered by compressed air. This advanced process was developed over a course of many years and represents an accumulation of experiences with several pool remodeling companies. By applying a similar method used in the construction process, the innovative thinkers at ProTouch developed an efficient restoration process.
Aggregate pool surface installers use special tools to expose the aggregate finish and then do a quick polish when building and installing new swimming pools and hot tubs. The same technology, when applied in reverse, safely and efficiently removes rough spots and smooths out the surface area. The process of plaster polishing gives San Diego pool owners the option to simply polish their swimming pool or hot tub, rather than choose a more expensive and time consuming option such as resurfacing or replacing the plaster surface.
Learn About Plaster Polishing and More
Since each pool plaster polishing job is unique in scope and severity, we offer a free consultation and estimate for every customer. A minimum fee for the plaster polishing service applies, but the overall cost will depend on the size of the surface area and the amount of roughness that needs to be polished and removed. In addition to the specialized plaster polishing, ProTouch Pool Services also offers many other pool services to San Diego customers. Our professional team can assist with virtually every cleaning and maintenance project related to swimming pools and spas. Call today to schedule an appointment or learn more about the pool services we offer.