Does your backyard need an update? Is your pool in need of some TLC?
It might be time to resurface your pool.
To keep your pool in top shape and working properly, resurfacing is a must. But, if you’re unsure if your pool needs resurfacing, there are a few signs to look for. We’ll tell you more about them below.
What Is Pool Resurfacing?
Seeing cracks and staining in your swimming pool? Resurfacing is a great solution.
The kind of surface your pool has will determine how it will be resurfaced, but the process is generally the same. Resurfacing consists of taking off a pool’s top surface layer, replacing it with a new one, and then applying a new sealant.
With resurfacing, the goal is to improve both the look and lifespan of your pool, restoring it to its former glory.
When should you resurface your pool?
We recommend resurfacing your pool every 10 to 15 years.
Your pool’s size and shape will impact how long it will take to resurface, but you can expect a pool resurfacing project to last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. If your pool is small, the job will require at least a two-person crew, while a bigger pool may require around three or four people.
Resurfacing your pool is best done during “shoulder seasons”, between high and low seasons. In South Florida, this is April through May and September through November.
3 Major Signs It’s Time To Resurface Your Pool
There are stains
It’s normal for pools to discolor and stain over time. Stains can be the result of chemicals or materials that fall into the water like twigs, leaves, or other plants.
Cleaning or brushing out even the most stubborn stains is generally pretty easy. However, if you’ve tried everything to remove them and they just won’t go away, then you may need to resurface your pool.
The plaster is flaking off and losing its color
You can tell that a pool most likely needs resurfacing if its plaster is peeling off in certain places, especially the steps, floor, and walls.
The problem is that once plaster starts to peel, it can’t really be repaired unless the pool is resurfaced. This is because as soon as the surface layer starts to peel off, it will keep doing so.
On that same note, if the color of the plaster around your pool has started to fade, it’s also likely that your pool needs to be resurfaced. Your pool steps will probably be the first place where you start seeing this. In the same way that the plaster peels off, this discoloration will only get worse over time.
It appears to be leaking
Is there a leak that you’ve been putting off? If you wait too long to fix it, you may end up with more damage and a more expensive repair job.
These are some signs that your pool might be leaking:
- There are gaps or cracks in the concrete
- You see a few wet spots in the grass around the pool area
- The tiling is falling off or is loosening
- There’s more water loss than evaporation
- The pool’s pH levels are unbalanced
Enjoy your pool with your family by keeping it looking its best. Now’s the time to resurface your pool before summer arrives!
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