We understand that the idea of a swimming pool remodel or repair project can be daunting, we’re here with our FAQs to help you get informed. Your pool issues or concerns may not be as complex or as costly as you thought.

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Why choose Express Pool Plastering?

Express Pool Plastering has over 20 years of experience. We are insured, family owned and have been servicing the Houston and surrounding areas for over 17 years. Our plasterers are experienced and professional. We are up to date on the latest materials and construction techniques for the upgrade of any pool.

Can Express Pool Plastering handle my entire pool renovation project?

Express Pool Plastering has the capability to manage just about every facet of the pool renovation process. We specialize in specific aspects of pool construction and when other areas of expertise are needed we rely on relationships built up over many years to supply the needed services.

How long does it take to receive a quote from Express Pool Plastering & Repairs?

Our customers are very important to us. We try to make appointments for estimates around your schedule. Weekends and evenings are available. We would like to answer any and all questions or concerns that you may have regarding your pool renovation project. We will provide a written quote within 24 hours after meeting with you.

What happens after we replaster our pool?

Express Pool Plastering will give you recommended literature from the National Plasterers Council on how to take care of your new plaster finish. If you choose not to start-up your own pool, we will be more than happy to recommend a start-up company for you.

Is it ok to remodel my pool during the winter?

Yes! There are number of advantages. Pools are generally not used as much in the winter and pool renovations is somewhat slower in the fall/winter months. It is easier to obtain desired scheduling when we are not in the spring/summer “busy season”. It is not recommended to plaster a pool when it is 40 degrees or lower.

How long will it take to remodel my pool?

The length of time to remodel a pool depends on the extent of the work we are performing. Pools that are being refinished with plaster, quarts or pebble usually take 2-3 days to prep and plaster. Pools that require tile, coping and plaster may take 3-4 days weather permitting. Extensively remodeled pools will require additional construction time. Be assured that Express Pool Plastering will make every effort to consistently move the job along and complete your project in a timely manner.

Why does my plaster have shading variations?

This is known as mottling, and distinct from surface stains and deposits, mottling may appear as grayish areas. Rarely do I see a plaster job that is white like milk. They’re usually white like clouds. Being a natural product, mottling is inherent in any plaster job and should not be considered a defect.

Pool plaster has small cracks?

Known as crazing or checking, the tiny, barely visible cracks are usually caused by extreme temperature variations, especially during initial curing. These are not actually cracks, and pose no structural hazard or danger of leaking.

Why is a pebble finish more expensive than plaster?

There are several pebble finishes to choose from. Pebble material is more expensive and installation is a process that requires each installer be trained and certified. Expect a longer service life and less maintenance required as compared to traditional plaster.

My old plaster looks terrible. Would I be able to paint or acid wash my pool to make it look better instead of replastering?

We do NOT recommend painting the inner surface of a swimming pool! It is a short-term solution to improve the appearance of a pool. Unfortunately, if a pool is painted and the pool owner at a later date desires to replaster, additional charges are often necessary due to the difficulty in removing multiple layers of paint.

Our project has started but crews do not always arrive first thing in the morning and some days they do not come to the job site at all. Is this normal?

Our crews are trained to perform specific pool remodel functions and it is therefore not unusual for a crew to be scheduled on more than one job in a day. Depending on where the pool is, relative to the schedule, it is quite normal to see people arrive at mid-day or even in the late afternoon. Generally, off days are planned to allow material to fully dry before the next phase of construction or to provide schedule spacing in the event more time is needed for phase completion than anticipated.

Are there any phases of construction which are particularly messy?

While our crews make every attempt to minimize the impact upon the area surrounding your pool, a remodel site can be dusty. We therefore recommend that pool furniture and potted plants be moved away from the pool area while construction is in progress. It is also suggested that windows be kept shut near the pool for the duration of the pool remodel.

Our pool was just prepared for plaster. The surface is very uneven with large holes and streaks. Is this ok and can you fill these areas in?

Yes, they will fill in just fine.

Do I get a discount from my water company to refill my pool with water?

Every water company is different. Contact your local water company. If a form needs to be filled out, we will be more than happy to help you answer any necessary questions. Special precautions should be taken with water that is soft. We strongly urge you to consult with your pool service professional or contact our office in this situation.

How long will it take to fill our pool?

The length of time required to fill a pool depends on a number of variables such as your local water pressure, the number of hoses being used, and the size of the pool. The average pool takes 24 – 36 hours to fill and it is important to remember that the water should not be turned off until the pool is completely full.

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