With every passing season, the condition of your swimming pool plaster worsens – it loosens the structural toughness and significance, and the uncountable stains/cracks assert that it’s high time when you must make a decision. You can consider painting the pool surface or re-plastering for long – running results. Here are listed some of the facts that can help you make a wise decision –

Permanence –

Pool plaster wins the bet of longevity. The properly mixed, treated, applied and cured plaster ensures the pool life for at least next 10-15 years. Whereas the quality of paint and application method plays the deciding factor in the durability (estimated to be around 5 years). So in terms of permanence, pool re-plastering is the clear winner.

Sturdiness over time –

Calling for swimming pool add on structures/ equipment/accessories like fountains, sprinklers, the thickness of pool plaster (the single layer is around ½ inch thick) makes it perfect distress handler as and when compared to pool paint. These pool embellishments are structured to bear the pool water chemistry, temperature and rugged handling. Still it is advisable to select the pool plaster for its durability.

Application Factor

Paint application process is pretty simple. The pool paint is rolled deep towards the end wall and from the deep end to the shallow end. After the first coat dries up (which takes approximately 6 hours), the second paint coat is applied, and however the total time taken depends on the temperature and type of paint applied. Pool can be refilled after 2-4 days depending on the weather.
Pool re-plaster, on the other hand leaves the pool ready within few hours! The plaster team mixes up the white cement (brand and type may vary) and marble dust. Colors can be added to the mix according to the selected design. Then the plaster can be smoothened afterwards, making it ready after 5 hours.


The cost of swimming pool re-plastering depends on the choice of cement, additives pebble or quartz surfaces and of course, the pool area to be covered. Paint is charged per gallon and other supplies. However plaster lasts longer than a paint job.