When you own a pool, several care issues can come up over the time that you own your pool. One of those is pool resurfacing. If you want to give your pool a new look, you may want or need to consider resurfacing. Let’s take a look at what pool resurfacing is and why you may want to consider having it done.
Pool resurfacing simply means taking the old plaster off your in-ground pool and replacing it with a new surface. There are many ways to do this. You can replace it with more plaster or change the material entirely. Besides plaster, you can choose stones or tiles. It all depends on the look you are trying to achieve.
Many times people get their pool resurfaced out of necessity. If you have a plaster finish, that should last anywhere from 8 to 10 years, barring no excessive wear and tear. If you don’t keep up with your pool’s maintenance, that time frame may be shorter.
When people notice cracks or other problems in their pool’s surface and don’t get it fixed that can lead to leaks. If it’s a slight leak, it will be easy to fix, but can graduate into a larger leak that eventually drains your pool. Either scenario is one that can be avoided by resurfacing your pool.
Another reason to have your pool resurfaced is to avoid harmful algae and bacteria. If you have plaster, it can get pitted over time, making it harder to clean. As the pits get darker or larger, you may need to have your pool resurfaced.
A plaster breakdown that causes a chalky residue in your pool may be another reason to resurface your pool. Whatever the case, when you start noticing problems, it’s best to address them promptly.
Many pool resurfacing projects take about 5-7 days to complete. Weather can be an issue and extend the process.
There are several options for pool resurfacing depending on the look you want to achieve.
Plaster is a staple material when it comes to pool resurfacing. White is the typical color. White cement and white aggregate are mixed to resurface the pool. There is a very smooth finish with just the right texture. Out of all the resurfacing materials, this is the least expensive. You shouldn’t need to have your pool resurfaced for another 8-10 years.
When you use quartz for your pool resurfacing, it’s a fancier material that gives you more options. You can tint your pool any color you want with quartz. To achieve this, the aggregate will be applied either to the concrete mixture or to the top of the concrete. The result is a vibrant sparkle and color. Although quartz is more expensive than plaster, it can last longer and gives your pool an enhanced look.
Pebbles give your pool an extremely different look. Once you find the right pebbles for your pool, they get added into the concrete or placed on top. No two pools look the same when pebbles are used. Pebbles are known to last a very long time and only require occasional maintenance.
When you decide to resurface your pool there is a standard process that will be followed so that your pool is resurfaced the right way. This is what you can expect:
For the resurfacing process to begin, all the water in your pool will need to be drained. All of the equipment to your pool will get turned off and a pump will be placed inside your pool to get all of the water out.
To prep the pool for resurfacing, the old material will need to be stripped to make way for the new plaster or whatever material you chose. This may require sandblasting, which can be a bit noisy. Since this will also produce dust, it’s best to remove all patio furniture so that nothing is damaged.
Once the water is drained and the pool is prepped, it’s time to put in the new plaster or whatever material will be used to resurface your pool.
After the resurfacing material is in place, the plumbing needs to be sealed so that your pool is watertight and ready for the pool surface finish to be applied.
The finishing material will be put down as one of the final steps in the pool resurfacing process. After this is done, it’s time to clean up the area to prep it for new water. Once the pool is filled sufficiently it will need to be treated so that you can enjoy your newly resurfaced pool. There is also a surface curing process that needs to take place to make sure that your pool is ready to go. When you hire Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance to take care of your pool resurfacing project, we will go over all of these steps and explain each one to you so that you know what to expect.
If you’re looking to get more information on pool resurfacing, contact Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance. For the past 14 years, we have proudly served Argyle, Carrollton, Coppell, Corinth, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Lake Dallas, Lantana, Lewisville, Plano, McKinney, and Frisco and continue to do so today. We are the trusted source when it comes to pool resurfacing.