My old plaster looks terrible. Could I paint or acid wash my pool instead of the expense of resurfacing?

Painting the inner surface of a swimming pool is, at best, a short-term solution to improve the appearance of a pool. Additional charges are often necessary when resurfacing painted pools due to the difficulty in removing multiple layers of paint. Older pools that are acid washed will initially appear renewed, but often become very rough to the touch due to the increased porosity in the plaster caused by the acid.


My pool service recommends modernizing my pool. What does this mean?

This probably is referring to the tile, coping and plaster. This is also a good time to look at your pool equipment. Upgrading your pool equipment can be very cost effective and energy saving.


How long will it take to remodel my pool?

The length of time a pool will be under construction for renovation is directly related to the extent of the work being performed. Pools that are being refinished with plaster or Pebble Tec can be operational in ten days or less. Pools that require tile and coping or are being extensively remodeled require additional construction time. Be assured that when a project commences, Tony Marquez Pool Plastering will make every effort to complete your project in a timely manner.


How long after filling my pool can I swim?

It depends on what type of surface finish you choose. Plaster surface requires a ten (10) day start up process. Pebble Tec surface requires chemical balance only, which means you could be swimming the day after your pool is filled.


How much water does my pool hold?

In order to figure out proper doses of chemicals for your pool, you need to determine how many gallons your pool holds. To do that, you need to know four different numbers: the length, width, average depth and the multiplier that determines gallons.

Here is the formula:

Length * Width * Average Depth * Multiplier = Gallons

Determine the Multiplier:

Rectangle, square or free-form pool multiplier = 7.5

Round or oval pool multiplier = 5.9

Determine the Average Depth:

To determine the average depth in a pool where the bottom slopes, measure the shallow end, then the deep end. Add them together and divide by two (2).

Example – Shallow End is 2’, Deep End is 10’

2” + 10” = 12”; 12”/2 = 6’ Average Depth


What is a Saltinization System?

A unique system that allows you to enjoy your pool more by eliminating the need to handle or add chlorine and by reducing mineral buildup at the water line. Chlorine is produced by converting common salt (Sodium Chloride) into chlorine. As the chlorine sanitizes the pool, it reacts with bacteria to convert back to sodium chloride. This recycling process means it is not necessary to add more salt except when water is lost from splash-out or backwashing the filter.