FAQS

What about chemicals?

A fiberglass surface does not alter water’s chemical balance so substantially fewer chemicals are used. Plaster, on the other hand,  reacts with water to raise pH levels.  Gunite/plaster  pools use substantially more acid and chlorine to counterbalance this chemical reaction. 

What about algae?

Algae grows and is harbored in the pores of the plaster.  Acid baths and scrubbing are required to remove algae in a plaster pool.  With fiberglass algae sweeps right off the surface and black algae is never a problem again because the roots cannot penetrate the fiberglass shell.

I received a better price than yours –  why?

Not all applicators are equal – determine the technical difference between bidding firms.  Review the differences in methods of application, quality of materials and experience level of competing contractors.

Do you use sub contractors?

No.  We perform all of our own work.

Are the fumes toxic?

No, the odor that is emitted is styrene, which may be somewhat offensive to some sensitive people but is not harmful to their health.  We meet all California VOC laws.

Is fiberglass only for cracked pools?

No, this is a common misconception.  Refer to the comparison chart, which describes the benefits of fiberglass over plaster in renovation.

How is the fiberglass terminated?

We cut a niche around all openings and under the tile and tuck the fiberglass in at that point.  This whole configuration is then harmonized with our topcoat and provides uniformity of color and appearance.

What is the difference in price between plaster and fiberglass?

Prices for plaster will vary depending on the product and quality of work.  It is not so much the cost but the durability and the warranty that is offered that sets the products apart.

What about colors?

We recommend white.  We do offer a limited color selection, however we do not guarantee color fastness and uniformity.  All colors, whether  plaster or fiberglass, will fade and mottle over time.

How long will it last?

Up to 25 years or more.

After application do I have to brush the pool for days like with plaster?  When do I fill the pool?

No brushing required, simply let cure for 24 hours and fill! 

How long does it take to resurface my pool?

1-3 days depending on the pool size and condition of the substrate.

How does it bond?

Our special primer coat bonds fiberglass to plaster yet still allows it to retain its flexible properties.

Do you sandblast?

No, we want a smooth finish.