Tips for Resurfacing the Pool

As Phoenix starts to come into its off season for swimming, pool owners should consider some upkeep on their pools such as repairs, resurfacing or remodeling. This ensures the project can be done in time for the next swimming season. Licensed contractors that handle major repairs, new builds or remodels tend to get very busy this time of year, so it’s best to get a jump on any “off season” work that is going to take some significant time. When it comes to resurfacing, generally a concrete pool will need to be resurfaced about every 10 to 15 years (an Aquaman Pools’ professional technician can let clients know if and when their pool’s interior needs a refinish). Aquaman offers the following tips on resurfacing, how to tell when it’s time to get it done and more:

While a pool professional can certainly advise when it’s time to have a pool resurfaced, pool owners should keep an eye out for certain indicators such as stains or discoloration, erosion, rough spots, cracks, or water loss (which can be a sign of cracks that may not be visible). These are all signs that it’s probably time to have the pool resurfaced.

Salt water pools have become all the rage as of late and they do have many benefits. However, it’s important to note that concrete can be etched by salt, so pool owners may have to resurface more frequently if they use a salt chlorine generator.

Proper maintenance can stretch out the length of time before a pool needs resurfacing. That’s just one invaluable reason to hire the right pool service technician (say from Aquaman Pools). Chemical balance (or imbalance) has an impact not only on the water, but on the interior surface of the pool. For example, calcium levels need to be high enough for the water to absorb, otherwise they can cause damage to the concrete; meanwhile proper brushing of the pool’s walls and floor can help prevent concrete erosion. Acid washing in the off season can also help prolong the life of the pool’s surface. (And these are all things that a professional pool technician can provide with service.)

The pool will need to be emptied prior to resurfacing and when the interior is being worked on, it’s a good time to have any broken tiles fixed or missing tiles added — or revamp the tiles all together for a fresh new look without a total remodel. Generally a resurface project can take between 10 days and two weeks, but it’s a good idea to speak with the contractor or pool technician about their time (and cost!) estimate prior to moving ahead with the resurface. For any questions about resurfacing the pool, give Aquaman Pools a call!


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