Most swimming pools tend to deteriorate over time due to general wear and tear caused by various elements including bad weather and frequent usage. For this reason, it is important to carry out pool resurfacing regularly in order to keep your pool in pristine condition. In addition, resurfacing will make it less costly to maintain your pool. Read on to learn more about materials that you can use to achieve this goal.
Pebbles can create a natural and rustic look. The good news is that pebble does not stain easily, thereby make maintenance work a breeze. You can also choose different pebble colors to match the exterior décor of your home and patio. Although pebbles are generally more expensive than plaster, they can last anywhere between 15 and 20 years.
Plaster is by far the most common pool resurfacing material primarily because it is quite affordable in comparison to other materials available for the same job. What’s more, you can paint a plastered surface to reflect your personal color preferences. Perhaps the only downside is most plaster resurfacing jobs take anywhere between three and four weeks to complete. Of course, if you have never undertaken DIY plaster resurfacing work successfully in the past, you should hire a professional because it normally takes a bit of skill to ensure the plaster adheres to the pool surface.
If you are not working on a budget, you may consider resurfacing your pool with tiles. One of the biggest advantages of using tiles is they prevent the growth of algae on a pool’s surface. Additionally, tiles provide a more stable chemical balance because they do not allow chemical compounds to pass between the tile surface and water. For a unique and distinctive look, go for glass or ceramic tiles. When properly installed, tiles can last for up to 20 years.
Fiberglass is another popular pool resurfacing material. It is quite affordable if you are working on a tight budget and comes in a wide range of vibrant colors. The inert fiberglass surface blocks the absorption or leaching of chemicals to ensure your pool maintains a stable chemical balance. Furthermore, the fiberglass surface is non-abrasive and does not stain easily. Fiberglass boasts of great tensile strength and can last for more than 20 years with proper maintenance and care.
How Pool Resurfacing Works
One of the first steps for pool resurfacing is to drain all the water in a pool. If your swimming pool has a concrete surface, sandblasting may be necessary. Remember, all these steps will make the resurfacing costs climb higher.