Replaster Process

Remodel Before and After
Gemstone™ Obsidian Ivory with Designer Sapphire

Thank you for considering Bakersfield Pool Plastering to renovate your swimming pool and/or spa.  We want to assure you that our crews will do their best to make this an enjoyable experience for you.  In order for you to know what to expect during remodeling, the following are the steps that will be taken to complete a typical replaster and retile job:

  • We will set a pump in your pool in order to remove the water prior to preparing your pool for resurfacing.  We strongly recommend that you clean your pool filter anytime during the renovation process prior to resurfacing.
  • A chipping crew will be dispatched to prepare your swimming pool for resurfacing.  The preparation is done by either the Multicoat Bonding System (by applying multicoat to existing plaster) or chipping the existing plaster off of the gunite structure.  If you are installing new tile, the old tile will be removed during this preparation process.

Chipping Process

 If you've decided to keep your existing tile, it can be cleaned at this time or prior to chipping to remove unsightly water deposits.



Tile Cleaning Process Before and After
If you have chosen to have new tile, it will be installed at this time by our tile crew.


New Tile Installation
A site inspection will be done to insure your pool is ready for resurfacing.


Pool After Chipping
Pool Finish Application


Classic White Plaster, Black Sand and Colored Quartz

  • A plaster crew will be dispatched to apply your finish.  This process will take approximately 4 to 6 hours depending on the size of your pool.   When the application is complete, the crew will start the pool filling with water.

Plaster crew member pumping new plaster onto chipped pool


Plaster finisher hand troweling new plaster surface



  • A crew will be dispatched to install your pebble finish.  This process will take approxmately 4 to 6 hours depending on the size of your pool.

Pebble Application

Pebble Application Complete
Pool Surface Ready For Acid Wash

On the next business day after your pebble installation, your pool will be acid washed.  The acid wash removes the cement residue from the pebble.  When the acid wash is complete, the crew will start the pool filling with water and leave a gallon of Maintenance Solution.  Click here to learn more about our pool maintenance solution.

Pebble Acid Wash Process



Acid  Wash Complete Showing Full Color of Stone



Filling and Start-Up

The filling process takes approximately 24 to 30 hours depending on your water pressure and the size of your pool.  Once your pool is full you can begin your start-up process.  Our crews will leave start-up instructions on the job site for you or click HERE to go to our pool maintenance and start-up section.   Bakersfield Pool Plastering offers a start-up service.  Please give our office a call at 661.588.1688 if you would like more information about this service.