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Rennovations and Repairs
f your pool is ten years old or older, if you notice stains or peeling in the plaster, if you find that your water level is dropping a little to fast, perhaps it's time to consider rennovation. You may want to take a closer look. You might find cracked or degraded decking, coping and cantilever edges. We are experts in plaster finishes.

hy do we recommend that your swimming pool is constructed using plaster finishes?
Plaster finishes have been used as a swimming pool surface coating for the past 60 years. This experience has shown that plaster can stand up to the environment of proper pool water chemistry. There is no other pool surface on the market with this time tested history.
The secret to long life of any pool surface is properly maintained water balance and proper care. A plaster finish, in a properly maintained pool, can last 10 to 20 years, depending on the climate of the area in which you live. This longevity makes plaster one of the most economical components of a swimming pool. Its initial cost is well below more expensive options. That's value for your investment.
Taking care of your pool takes time and attention. As time goes on a pool surface can become stained, discolored or damaged. Stains on a plastered pool can be chemically removed or sanded off. A plaster surface can tolerate several of these procedures in its lifetime. Many times, damaged areas can be repaired or patched without having to replace the entire surface.
Plaster can be done in a wide variety of colors and finishes to create any appearance desired. The color is not just surface coating but continuous through the entire material. In addition, options are available for different finsh techniques including Aggregate, quartzite, tile, and other exposed aggregate finishes that allow for great variety in obtaining a desired pool appearance and textures.
Ceramic tile is used to create a finished look and provide an easier to maintain water line. A six inch row of ceramic water line tile can be used alone or a completely tiled interior of the swimming pool can be created with 1x1 off set tile from a choice in stock. We can also specially order tiles that include various designs and motifs.
There is a lot of concern today about toxic products. Pool plaster finishes are made from some of Mother Nature's finest materials. Plaster, being a cement and aggregate product, is part of the largest segment of the construction industry. The backbone of the construction industry is cement.

Do plaster finished pools leak? NO. Most pool leaks occur in the skimmer throat where the tile grout meets the plastic skimmer. Plaster finishes are water tight and will prevent water loss through the shell. If the shell structure of the pool cracks due to ground movement or other cause, any pool finish will crack.
Does the surface of refinished pools fail after a short time? NO. The procedures for replastering pools have evolved dramatically since the early days of replastering. Modern procedures assure that the new plaster will bond to the underlying material. As with any product, there are companies who do a good job and stand behind thier work and bad companies who sell you on a low price and are not around when it fails. Consumers encourage the bad companies by only being concerned about price. Choose your plaster applicator the same as you would any service company based on reputation, referral, references, length of experience, etc. We are a member of the National Plasterer's Council.

C&J contracting (808)261-6659
32 Kainehe St. Kailua, HI 96734

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