Pool Resurfacing: Why Your Old Swimming Pools Need a Makeover

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Swimming pools are permanent additions to any residential or commercial property. And because it will always be a part of the property, property owners will need to make sure that it is properly maintained since failing to do so will have negative repercussions that will eventually affect the property’s aesthetics and market value. In addition, a damaged or leaking pool may negatively impact the soil surrounding it. Over time, this may affect the structural integrity of the soil and any structure standing on it.

There are several things involved in proper swimming pool maintenance, from regularly cleaning and changing pool filters to heater servicing. Even balancing the pH levels of the pool must be done regularly. Aside from those though, another important aspect of pool maintenance concerns the pool’s surface. This does not only mean that the pool’s surface should be regularly cleaned, but may also need to be resurfaced.

Pool resurfacing becomes even more essential when the swimming pool in question is several years old already. As a swimming pool ages, many of its structural properties become damaged or worn. This is especially true when it comes to the pool’s surface. There are plenty of factors that can result into damage in the pool’s surface, leading to the need for resurfacing.

For one, there’s the constant exposure to the sun, heat and other weather elements. The sun alone and its ultraviolet rays can cause significant damage on the pool’s surface like discoloration, cracks and more. Another factor is the ground movement, especially in places where tectonic activity is a common occurrence. When the ground under and surrounding the pool shifts, it will have an effect on the pool’s surface. This can affect all types of swimming pools, though the damage like cracks is more obvious among concrete swimming pools, which ultimately leads to the need for concrete pool resurfacing (unless experts deem the pool no longer safe and unfit and requires a major renovation).

Different materials can be used when it comes to resurfacing a swimming pool, each with its own pros and cons. For instance, plaster and epoxy paints are the most affordable option, though they’re not always the most durable. On the other hand, aggregate pool surfaces are not only more durable but also look much better. Then again, they are also one of the most expensive option. Regardless, of which material you choose to use for your pool resurfacing project, make sure that you use only high quality materials and hire only experts to do the resurfacing. This way, you can be sure that the pool’s surface is long-lasting and that the craftsmanship is up to par.

For more information, contact us at Amazing Pool Renovations today.