Pool Resurfacing in Washington
Pool finishes don’t last forever. Depending on the finish, yours may last longer than some others. But eventually every pool’s finish will wear away. This is where GlassCoat comes in.
When it’s time to resurface, there are more options now than there have ever been. Plaster was once the standard material, then fiberglass became the option of choice, BUT now there’s a better option that’s gaining traction: GlassCoat. Plaster pools are hard to resurface—the repairs are hard to get right, and can sometimes peel away within a relatively short time. Even the color of the pool resurfacing material can wind up different, making your pool look mottled or blotchy.
When plaster is applied badly, it can be in layers as thin as ⅛ of an inch. That means that within 3 to 5 years there can be pop-offs, spalling and other surface problems. The National Plasterers Council has devoted a great deal of time and effort to studying the issues that come with resurfacing plaster, since it’s been a legitimate issue for a while. That’s why GlassCoat is the material of choice for commercial pools.
In commercial applications, GlassCoat installation or resurfacing pays for itself because of lower maintenance costs, less pool chemicals needed and more durability. Now GlassCoat is starting to catch on in residential applications too.
What’s the Difference?
The question then becomes “why use plaster”? Well frankly, theres no good answer. GlassCoat is simply the best choice for pool resurfacing. GlassCoat is:
- Easy to apply, requires only three men. Very low labor requirement/cost.
- A very fast spray application – 1000 sf in 90 minutes.
- To 20-year service life expected. Does not require periodic refinishing.
Plaster installers aren’t held to standards
Plaster installers aren’t necessarily held to any standard, so often substandard work, lower-quality materials and shoddy installation can go unchecked. Thickness, hydrating agents, admixtures, modifiers, bonding agents, specifications and skill levels all vary from contractor to contractor. It’s a competitive field, too, so contractors can be incentivized to cut corners.
GlassCoat is the Premium Product
Not so with GlassCoat, which is held to specific industry standards and has a higher baseline for quality. Many people make their choice solely short-term factors. But long-term, GlassCoat is a better choice across the board. When Spray-Tec Glasscoat Pool Resurfacing does resurfacings’ we provide standards up front that show the customer exactly what our scope of work is. No surprises. No hidden costs. No corners cut.
If you want a strong, durable, beautiful finish that won’t break apart in a few years, GlassCoat is the way to go. Contact us and we’ll take a look at your swimming pool resurfacing project.
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