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Comparison - Plaster vs. Fiberglass

ConditionsPlaster Fiberglass
Rough SurfaceAs plaster wears, roughness increases. Chemicals will break down plaster surface over time.Always smooth. No wear and tear on feet or swimsuits. Non-porous surface is chemical resistant.
Structural CracksAny substantial pool movement can cause cracks and leaks.Fiberglass resurfacing adds structural strength to pool shell. Prevents leaks.
Algae ResistanceAlgae adheres to a porous surface such as plaster and black algae can re-appear after re-plastering.Smooth, dense, non-porous surface prevents algae from adhering and black algae cannot penetrate.
Pool Chemical UsageHigh chemical usage.Noticeable reduction in chemical usage due to inert nature of fiberglass. Makes pool chemicals more efficient.
Water ChemistryVery sensitive to incorrect water chemistry. High chemical usage necessary to maintain balance. Plaster surface easily compromised, stained & discolored.Fiberglass is an inert surface less sensitive to out-of-balance water chemistry. Any stain is easily removed.
Start-UpComplicated. Brushing is required twice a day for first two weeks.Simple. No brushing needed. Allow 24 hours curing time then start-up.

WARRANTY:

Plaster normally has a limited 1-3 year warranty

STS warrants labor and material for a full 5 years

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PRODUCT LIFE EXPECTANCY:

Plaster can last as little as 1-2 years

Fiberglass will last for 15-20 years or more

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We have more than 35 years of product knowledge, experience and customer satisfaction.  Our applicators are highly trained and not all fiberglass applications are equal – there is a difference in product application and techniques.  Call us with any questions:  866-487-8804