Should You Paint Your Pool?

At some point, every gunite pool will need to be resurfaced. This poses the question of which product to use to make the pool look new again. Painting a swimming pool is a quick, affordable way to make the interior surface look clean and fresh, but is this always the best idea?

Before committing to this option, it is best to look at all of the pros and cons involved to make sure you are making an informed decision. Listed below are a few considerations to keep in mind when choosing between pool paint and plaster:

  • Painting a pool generally costs about half the price of a re-plaster with white marcite.
  • Generally, you will get no warranty on pool paint.
  • Once painted, the pool will have to be re-painted every 2-4 years.
  • Over time, paint can chalk and leave a cloudy residue in the water.
  • If you should decide to re-plaster after the pool is painted, the paint will need to be completely removed before a new plaster is applied.

Although budget constraints can be a key deciding factor in deciding between paint and plaster when resurfacing a pool, take a moment and make sure you are making the correct decision long-term. Weigh all of the pros and cons before committing to painting. 

Can You Paint a Gunite Pool? 

The answer is yes! Painting a gunite pool is one of the simplest ways to to beautify it while protecting walls and surfaces from damage. Epoxy and premium acrylic paints are recommended for longevity and durability. 

If your pool needs resurfacing, call your local ASP - America's Swimming Pool Company professional for more information about all of the available options for your pool. If you are unsure if there is an ASP professional in your area, visit our locations page and make the call today.