The interior pool service is a large area and as such draws the eye right away and can be a main focal point in your backyard. It can be very disappointing if your colored pool surface becomes unsightly with white blotches streaks or spots.
Here are some reasons why colored pool plaster fades
Colored plaster can fade for a handful of preventable reasons, which is good news if you know this before you pay money for colored pool plaster and are prepared for proper care. The first reason colored plaster fades is due to scale being deposited into pigment from out of balance water. Calcium scale makes a surface rough and turns it white and many people combat this issue with acid washing.
Sometimes plaster can lighten due to mistakes in the material or the manner in which the colored plaster was first applied to the pool. Many times pool owners will mis-diagnose the lightening of colored plaster as a calcium issue and give their pool surface an acid wash that leads to etching and a shorter life for the plaster.
Some colored plaster products cause a whitening with soluble calcium ions that are inside the plaster dissolving and bleaching out from the plaster into the pool water. When this happens it means the plaster is losing density and becoming porous while remaining smooth to the touch.
When pores develop an increase over a slow several months, whitening of colored plaster is the result. The porous surface appears lighter in color because of the way it is reflecting light. Even common white pool plaster can develop white spots and streaks because of becoming porous.
Some companies will use an organic pigment to color their plaster mix, organic pigments break down when they come in contact with bleach. When these organic pigments come in contact with the chlorinated water of the pool they instantly fade and bleach.
Determining if the issue is calcium scale or a porous surface
Calcium scaling is caused by out of balance water, this usually deposits a uniform layer of calcium carbonate through the pool and whitens the entire pool including all of the fixtures. These calcium deposits are rough to the touch and can easily be removed by scraping or sanding. If white discoloration is in the form of streaks blotches and small spots and diluting it with chemicals does not quickly remove it, then you will know that the problem is not calcium scaling, but a porous surface.
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