FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Pool Plastering and tile projects generally require 7-10 days (weather permitting) to complete. Major pool remodeling may require 4 – 5 weeks depending upon the extent of the renovation. Quality of the final product is always the first priority.
After we receive the signed contract, we will begin your project within 1 week to 10 days depending on the time of year. Your construction schedule will be emailed to you within 48-72 hours of signing your contract. You will always have a direct phone number to the owner.
Our busiest periods are from feb through sept. However, your swimming pool may be resurfaced anytime. It is important to protect the investment you have made on your pool and start planning on the construction process. We’re ready to help you protect your investment in your pool.
Your pool is a major investment, not to be taken lightly. You want an experienced, licensed, bonded, and insured professional pool plastering company, locally owned and operated. It’s important to discuss your pool problem with a professional who’s interested in more than just finishing your job quickly. You want someone who will give you honest advice. Experience, craftsmanship, and friendly customer service makes the job of replastering your pool a positive experience.
Our estimators will guide you in choosing the right high quality materials for your pool. You can also browse our websites www.bndplastering.com for information and pictures about the different materials for your pool.
BND Plastering Inc has been plastering pools since 1991. We are locally owned and operated stand behind our warranties. Our experience in the industry is well known as we take pride in handling every project whether big or small. BND uses the methodology of “Chipping-Out/Stripping” to prepare your pool for replaster. This materially removes the old plaster down to the gunite. Plastering to the gunite shell guarantees a permanent bond.
Painting the inner surface of a swimming pool is, at best, a short-term solution to improve the appearance of a pool. Older pools that are acid washed will initially appear bright, but often become very rough to the touch due to the increased porosity in the plaster caused by the acid.
Yes, the pool renovation business is somewhat cyclical and so it is always easier to obtain desired scheduling when we are not in the busy season. Another advantage is that pools are generally not in used in the winter and your family will not be without the use of pool during the swim season.
It is important that our crew remove the old plaster prior to resurfacing to guarantee a proper bond. BND has never had a "bond failure". A rough surface is expected in most pools. Once the new plaster has been installed you are not able to see the previously cratered areas.
Once your pool is full of water, it will require extra attention. A pool start-up includes brushing, filtration, and chemical balancing. If you are not comfortable with these procedures, we suggest that you consult with a pool service professional. The following are additional guidelines to be followed during the start-up period: As plaster cures, especially during the first 30 days, it is important to remove plaster dust in a timely manner by brushing and to balance the water chemistry in the pool (Always delute chemical on a bucket of water before introducing them into the pool. And always add a chemical to water, never water to the chemical). Since chemicals can have a significant impact upon the life of your plaster it is suggested that only persons trained in this should introduce chemicals to the pool. A replastered pool must be brushed at least twice per day until there is no longer visible plaster dust churned up by the brushing. Inadequate brushing may result in the plaster dust causing a rough surface. Pebble pools require limited brushing. Start the pool equipment once the pool has been filled. Run the filter 18 hours a day for at least a week subsequent to plaster. Monitor filter pressure as the filter may need cleaning during this period due to the accumulation of plaster dust. Do not swim in the pool until there is no longer evidence of plaster dust in the water and chemicals have been balanced. Do not use the pool sweep cleaner for at least 28 days subsequent to the application of plaster. Do not turn on the heater for at least ten days and longer if the pool is not in chemical balance. Do not add any salt (if applicable) for at least 28 days.
Once your newly remodeled pool has been chemically balanced and all plaster dust has been filtered out, you will want to establish a routine maintenance schedule to thoroughly enjoy your pool and protect your investment. BND Plastering does not provide pool maintenance services. You can either maintain the pool yourself or we can recommend a pool service company in your area. It is important that the pool chemicals be closely monitored to maintain the proper chlorine, acid, and pH levels. Your heater, solar water heating system, cleaner, and filtering system should also be checked and maintained throughout the year.
The water chemistry should be maintained according to the “Langelier Saturation Index” or "LSI". The Langelier saturation index measures the various factors in the pool water, such as pH, alkalinity, hardness, etc. Based on test results, recommendations can be made as to what needs to be added to, or deleted from your pool water. For more information go to the National Plasters Council's Website here