For the Best Treatment of Pools in and Around Westlake Village

I live with my family in Westlake Village. It is a small community and has a number of high profile residents. I have lived here for the past 25 years and one of the striking features of this place is the presence of a swimming pool in almost every household. Who does not remember spending hours in the pool during summer and those awesome pool parties at night? Brings back a lot of memories doesn’t it? It indeed does, but then as comfortable as it, maintaining it as equally important and which more often than not proves to take a toll on our pockets.

In pool renovation Westlake Village, two options are available — painting and resurfacing, each having its own pros and cons. Let’s find out.

Painting

Painting pools for renovation has been the trend for quite a long time. The biggest advantage of using paints is that they are made for underwater use and are therefore quite durable against all types of water and pool equipment. To paint, the water from the pool needs to be drained out properly. Once that is done, the surface of the pool needs to be properly washed with TSP (Tri-Sodium Phosphate), followed by acid etching and another round of washing with TSP. There are certain parts of the pool that one does not want to paint. Those parts of the pool need to be taped. After taping the unwanted parts of the pool, the painting can begin. There are two kinds of paints — Acrylic Pool Paint and Epoxy Paints. While the latter has the advantage of being the longest lasting, the pool needs to be allowed to air dry for 3–5 days. Acrylic pool paints on the other hand can be painted damp.

The life span of painting a pool happens to be 7 years on an average but then it enjoys the advantages of being a cheaper proposition and can be painted by anyone.

Plastering

The biggest advantage that plastering has over painting is that it is very durable. It can last upto 15–20 years. The reason why plater outlives paints is because of its ½ inch thickness which can bear more stress than a fine layer of paint. Even though the pre-requisite for plastering happens to be the same as painting — the pool needs to be drained completely but it does not end there as it needs more preparation. Once the draining has been done, a team of experts arrives who cut the plaster while another team acid etches the pool which helps in roughening the surface of the pool. This in turn ensures the best bonding between the pool and the new plaster coat.

While pool plater lasts longer, it has the disadvantages of requiring a team for doing it as well requiring more time for the process to get completed.

Thus, in the end whether one would want to go for a paint job or plastering depends totally on one’s needs as well as the amount of time and money that one is wishing to spend on it.

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