When you own a swimming pool, you know about the regular maintenance required to keep it clean and running. But, along with routine pool maintenance, your backyard oasis may need a little special treatment after years of enjoyment.
As with anything else, swimming pools experience a good amount of wear and tear, even when they’re not used year-round. Therefore, it’s important to address issues with your pool before they grow into bigger and more expensive problems. Pool resurfacing falls into this category.
When you have an inground pool, you may notice over time it starts to lose that smooth pool finish. This is one indication that it may be time to get your pool resurfaced. And, if you notice cracks, you’ll want to start sooner than later. These small surface cracks can eventually lead to leaks and other structural problems if not addressed right away. Other people may choose to do a pool resurface not out of necessity but simply to change the appearance. Either way, the pool resurfacing process should be handled by experienced professionals you trust. Let’s take a closer look at swimming pool resurfacing and what it entails.
What is Pool Resurfacing?
As the name suggests, resurfacing pools involves removing the old plaster from the pool and replacing it with a new surface. Pool resurfacing can be done by either adding fresh plaster or by choosing an entirely new material.
Do I Have to Resurface My Pool?
If your swimming pool has a plaster finish, it will only last between eight and ten years. However, if there’s excess wear and tear or leaks, you’ll likely need to resurface before then.
The plaster surface is multifunctional. Plaster is what separates the water from the pool shell which is typically made of concrete or gunite. In addition to its aesthetic appeal and smooth surface, it creates a watertight seal and prevents algae from making a home in the porous shell.
This is why keeping up with regular pool maintenance is a must. Weekly maintenance prevents the plaster from eroding prematurely. In addition, if you use a professional pool service, they will likely notice small leaks and cracks before they become a problem. They also know to watch out for the warning signs of plaster erosion.
At Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance, our technicians know what to look for during a weekly pool service that may signal the need for resurfacing.
Besides helping with leaks, pool resurfacing can help pool owners avoid algae and bacteria infestations in their swimming pools. When you start to notice pitting which makes it more difficult to clean your pool, then you’ve found another sign of needing pool resurfacing. In addition, if you begin to notice chalky residue in your pool building up over time, you’re ready for swimming pool renovations.
What Does the Pool Resurfacing Process Involve?
Swimming pool resurfacing is just what it sounds like: removing the old surface of your inground pool and replacing it with a new pool surface. Depending on the type of pool you have, this may mean replacing plaster, pool tile, concrete, or changing over to a new type of material altogether.
Here is a list of things to ask your pool resurfacing company that may be included or added to your resurfacing project:
- Acid Wash
- Advanced Leak Detection
- Algae Prevention and Treatment
- Crack Repairs
- Concrete Pool Repairs
- Electrical System Repair
- Gunite Pools
- Hardscaping Features
- Hot Tub Service
- LED Swimming Pool Lights
- Minor Pool Repairs
- Pebble Technology
- Plumbing Pipe Repairs
- Pool Coatings and Finishes
- Pool Coping Repairs
- Pool Deck Maintenance
- Pool Deck Resurfacing
- Pool Deck Repair
- Pool Drain & Clean
- Pool Drainage
- Pool Equipment Inspection
- Pool Equipment Repair
- Pool Equipment Upgrade
- Pool Leak Repair
- Pool Tile Repair
- Pool Tile Replacement
- Pressure Washing
- Quartz Plaster
- Stone Masonry
- Structural Repairs
- Swimming Pool Plastering & Re-Plastering Services
- Warranty Service
- Water Line Tile
The actual steps for any pool resurfacing project are as follows:
The pool can’t be resurfaced if there is water in it. The swimming pool and spa will need to be drained and all pool and spa equipment will need to be turned off. A pump is then placed inside the pool to remove any remaining water.
Any old surface material needs to be stripped away in order to create a clean surface for the new plaster or other material. Oftentimes the team may sandblast during this step to quickly remove the remaining plaster coating.
After the water is out and all prep work is completed, it’s time to begin resurfacing. If you’re replastering, then the new plaster will be applied in sections and allowed to dry.
Plumbing and Sealing
New plumbing will need to be sealed once the new surface is installed. The crew will make sure everything is sealed and watertight to prevent any leaks.
Once everything is in place and ready to go, the team will work to apply any finishing materials or sealing materials. After this is done then you’re safe to refill your pool. Keep in mind the water will need to be treated before you can dive in.
From start to finish, the resurfacing process takes about 5-7 days to complete, weather permitting. If you’re adding additional things to your pool renovations, then it may add some time to the project. Also, if the team runs into any unexpected issues, it may set them back a little. However, you can rest easy knowing they took the time to repair any problems before they got worse.
What Materials Can I Use for Pool Resurfacing?
The resurfacing material you choose will depend on the look you want to achieve and your budget.
Plaster is the most popular pool resurfacing material. It’s the least expensive, smooth, and has a wonderful texture.
Quartz gives you the option to customize your pool in any color you’d like. It last longer than plaster and is more expensive. Many people enjoy using quartz to create custom pool designs.
Pebbles can either be added into cement for your concrete pool or concrete resurfacing, or they can be placed on top. They tend to last quite a long time and offer a unique look.
Contact Us for Your Pool Resurfacing or Pool Remodel Project
If you’d like more information on pool resurfacing or swimming pool remodel, then contact the experts at Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance. Let our experienced staff handle your project to create the backyard oasis of your dreams.
Call Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance today at (214) 974-8960 to find out why people trust us for their pool resurfacing projects in Flower Mound and surrounding areas.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
What is the main difference between a concrete pool and a fiberglass pool?
Fiberglass pools are made from pre-designed molds which limits your pool in both size and shape. As a result, fiberglass pools limit the pool owner on customization as well. Concrete pools can be any size or shape as they’re built on-site. Both types of pools have different needs as far as upkeep, and fiberglass pool installations are much faster, but concrete pools tend to have a longer life span.
Where can I find swimming pool resurfacing near me?
If you’re in the Flower Mound area in Texas, then Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance has you covered. Outside our coverage area, you can ask friends and family who have swimming pools who they recommend. You can also read online reviews and see who performs quality, honest work in your state.
What other pool services do you offer?
Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance offers a handful of quality services to our clients. We offer regular pool service to take care of your pool cleaning and maintenance needs for chlorine pools and salt water pools. We also provide repair services and can fix your swimming pool, pool pump, pool heater, and more. In addition, we offer pool remodeling and pool resurfacing services.
How much does pool resurfacing near me cost?
The cost of pool resurfacing depends on a few factors. Feel free to call Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance with the following information for a free estimate:
- Do you need concrete or fiberglass pool resurfacing?
- What is the square foot measurement of your pool?
- Are you simply wanting your pool replastered or other pool renovation as well?
- Do you need pump repair or any other equipment repair such as a heater or lighting?
- Have you already selected your pool resurfacing options?
- Is this for total pool restoration?
Let us know about your needs and we’ll be able to provide you with a free quote. We may need to see the pool in person to estimate the cost of any renovation
How much does it cost per year to maintain a residential pool?
The price to maintain a residential pool varies depending on the size of the pool, frequency of use, and other factors including types of pool, age of the pool, and more. Pool maintenance requires time and money. You have to purchase sanitizers to disinfect the water and keep it safe as well as bromine, chlorine, and other chemicals. Pool owners must spend time weekly cleaning their pool, adding chemicals, vacuuming, and inspecting for any problems.
Many pool owners choose to hire professional pool companies to help maintain their pools, so they have more time to enjoy them. Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance understands how valuable your time is. Choosing us for the job means you get a professional and experienced pool cleaner to maintain your pool, keeping it clean and safe for your family and friends. Our team is also experienced at spotting problems early before they become costly issues. Give us a call today for cost estimates on any of our services.
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