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What is the advantages or disadvantages related to

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What is the advantages or disadvantages related to Re-plastering or painting a Plastered In Ground Pool??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Expert:  Fix my Pool and Spa replied 1 year ago.

OK well there are a few pros and cons to painting a pool instead of plaster here are a few:

Pros:

Much cheaper

Homeowner can do themselves

Multiple color choices

Cons:

Once a pool is painted you would need to sandblast paint off if you ever wanted to re-plaster

Pool will be empty for SEVERAL days if not a week, which leaves possibility of damage to structure

Must re-paint pool every 3 years to keep looking good

painted pools can be more slippery that plaster

Plastering a pool is more expensive but will take much less time and last for up to 15-20 years. painting a pool requires the pool to be emptied and dry out completely you need to paint the surface up to 3 times so a lot more work.

If budget allows always re plaster in my opinion.