Many pool owners often have trouble when it comes to choosing the best material for their swimming pool resurfacing. This is quite understandable since all types of surfaces have their own advantages and disadvantages. If you’re having the same trouble, here’s a quick rundown on the most popular type of pool surfaces as well as the pros and cons of each.
Plaster is an affordable option when it comes to pool surfaces which is why many pool owners still patronize it. They are also available in other colors aside from white. However, plaster is also considered as the least durable type of pool surface. It is also prone to cracks, the development of hollow spots, chipping, staining, and wearing away in high-traffic areas such as stairs and swim-outs. Also, because plaster is porous, extra care should be taken when balancing the pool water chemistry.
Fiberglass finish is preferred by many pool owners because it typically requires fewer chemicals to maintain proper water balance. This is mainly because this type of surface is non-porous so there’s nowhere for bacteria to grow. Fibreglass surfaces also experiences less staining and cracking so it should last you for a very long time.
Aggregate finish is often referred to as pebble pool since this type of finish involves a form of ceramic-coated stone or sand pre-mixed in a plaster product to create the appearance of pebbles worked directly into the pool surface. For many pool owners, an aggregate finish gives their pool a unique and beautiful look. But aside from the aesthetics, another thing that you’ll love about aggregate finish is their non-slip surface. The thing about aggregate finish is that they can be quite expensive. However, they do last for a very long time so it kind of makes up for the high initial costs.
Tiles are one of the most common choice for many people when it comes to pool surfaces. It should be noted though that tiles used for swimming pool resurfacing aren’t the same as ordinary flooring tiles. Swimming pool tiles are often manufactured in such a way that they can withstand exposure to water and wet environments. However, it doesn’t require much with regard to cleaning and maintenance. They’re also available in a variety of sizes, colors, and designs so you should have no trouble achieving that look or pattern you want for your swimming pool’s surface.
There are several other types of surfaces that pool owners can choose from when undergoing pool resurfacing. However, the ones above are the most commonly used. Regardless of which surface type you choose, make sure that you choose only those that are made of high quality materials. Also, choose a reliable contractor to do the installation for you. This way you can be assured of the quality and you’re bound to get more out of your investment.
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