Pool resurfacing is a definite necessity to extend the longevity of your swimming pool. There are many factors to consider when resurfacing your pool and there are several reasons for doing so.
The main reason why you would want to resurface a pool is to prevent leaks. Pool finishes get pitted over time due to the chemical wear and sunlight. If you notice that your pool surface is chalking and pitting, this is a good indicator that the pool finish needs to be resurfaced. When plaster gets pitted it becomes almost impossible to keep clean. If it is getting more difficult to keep your pool clean or keep the water balanced, your plaster might be at the end of its life.
It is not actually known how many years a pool surface will last, but we have noticed most white plaster pools need resurfacing after eight to ten years.
There are a couple different surface types you can use when resurfacing your pool, some of the most common ones are:
Standard white plaster is the tried and true pool and spa surface finish. White plaster has been around as long as people have been building swimming pools and it remains a popular choice in spite of the myriad of choices that have come into the market in recent years. Its simple combination of white cement, white marble aggregate, and water make for an economical choice that will give you that classic swimming pool look. When filled with water, pools and spas surfaced in white plaster create a brilliant, light blue appearance that is very smooth to the touch. A long-time favorite for many customers, it remains the most affordable pool finish product on the market today.
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A highly susceptible surface layer of cement paste is removed to expose the mixed-in aggregate. The aggregate is either mixed in with the concrete batch, or it is set onto the surface. This is the most popular pool resurfacing product on the market. It is not only extremely durable, it is also an extremely attractive pool finish. These aggregates come in many dazzling and distinctive colors.
Pebble pool finish is the most stain resistant and durable surface available. Once the right stones are found, they are mixed with the cement, water and additives in a unique formula. The formulation is then pneumatically applied to the pool or spa area. Installers then use a hand-trowel method, one small area at a time to ensure the mixture is formed into an even surface. After the application is finished, the pool is sprayed down with water. This exposes the pebbles and removes excess cement. A hardening period of 24 hours is followed by a final cleansing treatment of a special solution is used to enhance the brightness of the natural pebbles.
Typically, the plastering process can be completed in a five day window once the pool is drained if that is the only work being done on the pool, and the average costs range from $3,200 for plain white plaster to $7,000 for some of the pebble surfaces.
These are just a few of the different products to choose from when making the decision to resurface your pool. Stop by our stores or give us a call at Dolphin Pool Supply & Service for more information and a free plaster estimate.
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