Pool Resurfacing

Nothing Lasts Forever

No matter how well you maintain your pool, there will eventually come a time where it may need a little TLC. This especially applies to the surface of the pool. Most pool surfaces will last for years if properly maintained and cared for. Overtime, however, the surface of your pool can become damaged, stained, and overall loose its “like-new” appearance. Not only does this hinder the look of your pool, but it can lead to serious issues down the road if ignored. In order to reverse the damage and restore the way your pool looks, pool resurfacing could be just what you need.

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Pool Resurfacing

Like everything else in your home, your pool will wear out over time. A swimming pool needs regular maintenance to keep it from getting worn out, prevent leaks and continue to look beautiful. However, when a pool’s surface begins to show signs of damage or chip, it may be time to consider pool resurfacing. Keeping your pool’s surface in good condition is important because it acts as a watertight seal that protects the underlying structure of your pool from water damage. Resurfacing your pool can modify and enhance the appearance of your swimming pool while also providing solutions to cracks, stains. and other damages to the surface that occur over time.

Signs That You Need Pool Resurfacing

Flaky Plaster
Over time, you may begin to notice the plaster peeling away from the surface of your pool. This is usually due to poor water chemistry and an imbalance of chemicals. This lack of good water quality can be really harsh on the plaster resulting in losing its bond to the layer underneath. Once that occurs, you’ll begin to see it peel and flake off. This process is also known as spalling,
Rough Surface
If you have a plastered pool, it should feel smooth to the touch when you use it. If you begin to notice that the surface of your pool is developing a bumpy or rough feel, it very well could be due to improper chemical balance destroying it over time. Replacing the old surface can allow you to enjoy your pool comfortably and safely, while also protecting the underlying structure of the pool.
Surface Cracks
Have you noticed little cracks beginning to emerge in your pool’s plaster? Just like the other signs we talked about, this can also be due to improper chemical balancing and poor water quality. There is also a possibility that changes in the temperature outside can cause the concrete structure below to swell, leading to cracks as it stretching the plaster before contracting back down to size. Cracks that are only in the plaster are normal but should be fixed once they are noticed before it causes more serious damage to the structure underneath it.
Structural Cracks
Structural cracks are more serious than just cracks in the plaster. Potential causes could be poor pool construction, ground movement, or shifting soil around the pool's underlying structural shell. If left alone, they can lead to major leaks which then can lead to a long list of other damages and costly repairs. These structural cracks can occur in any part of your pool structure and should be properly taken care of first and then resurfacing should be done right after to protect the new pool structure.
Surface Stains
While this is the least serious issue of them all, surface stains are still a popular reason for resurfacing a pool. These stains are most likely caused by improper chemical use, debris, or algae growth. We recommend an occasional acid wash to help with the weaker stains, however, you may want to consider completely resurfacing your pool to rid of the more stubborn, permanent, stains. While surface stains don’t necessarily cause extreme damage to your pool, they can make your pool look unappealing and run down. Resurfacing can give your pool a refreshed, like-new appearance for you to enjoy.

Two Main Types Of Pool Surfaces

When it comes to pool surfaces, plaster is the most common and the most economically-friendly. White plaster has been used for pool surfaces for years and is still the a top choice today regardless of the new options that have come about over time. White plaster consists of white cement, white marble aggregate, and water. Not only does the affordable price make it so popular, but the smooth finish and sleek, bright appearance add to the appeal as well.

Pebble Tec

Another popular choice for pool surfaces is Pebble Tec. This type consists of a cement blend, mixed with small pebbles, which is then mixed with dye. Pebble Tec can give your pool a more natural-looking surface that really compliments the pool color finish. This is also a very commonly used pool surface because of its modern style and the range of options that allows pool owners to get creative. Not only does it give pools a more unique aesthetic, it is also known to last longer and isn’t as prone to stains compared to other surface options.