If homeowners are looking to improve their pool, whether they want to replace their pool or remodel their pool, another option is to resurface the pool. Pool resurfacing is the process of preparing the existing surface for the application of a new surface and then applying that new surface. Pool remodeling contractors first prepare the existing surface by either chipping out the existing plaster surface, sandblasting and bond coating the existing surface, or hydro blasting the existing surface. Then, the contractors apply the new surface once the existing surface is properly prepared.
Like most construction or home improvement projects, the amount of time it takes to complete pool resurfacing varies depending on the type of existing surface, the type of new surface, and the size and condition of the pool. However, pool resurfacing usually takes about a week to complete, with some projects taking up to two or three weeks depending on weather and other time constraints.
Pool resurfacing costs vary depending on a plethora of factors, including surface type, size, and condition of the pool. It’s impossible to give an average overall, but homeowners can expect to pay at least $6 per square foot for materials and labor. However, keep in mind that that’s just an average cost and depending on the materials needed and the extent of labor needed, this cost can vary greatly.
Again, this is another “it depends” answer. Homeowners should resurface their pool as often as needed based on the surface material. For quick reference, we’ve put together a general guideline:
Homeowners have a wide variety of options when it comes to the look and material of their new pool surface. Here is an overview of the most popular pool surfaces and their pros and cons.
Fiberglass is a popular pool surface due to its flexibility and ability to resist shifts within the ground. When the contractor starts the resurfacing process, they will first make the surface as smooth as possible by sanding any cracks or chips, filling in areas, and reinforcing the surface where needed. Then, they will begin a multistep process to both apply and sand the resin and fiberglass coats.
If homeowners wish to resurface their concrete pool, the most cost-effective choice is white plaster. The pool remodeling contractor will chip the old plaster out, which leaves the original concrete surface. Next, the contractor applies a bond coat that is topped with a couple of coats of plaster. The contractor can tint the plaster to match the homeowner’s preference in color. However, over time plaster reacts with the pool water, so homeowners should expect a bit more maintenance when it comes to maintaining the pool’s chemical levels. Additionally, some homeowners choose to add quartz or pebbles to the plaster surface to help improve durability and texture. Ask a professional at Specialty Pools to help explore the many options available with pool resurfacing.
Incorporating tile into the pool’s surface is popular, yet more expensive than other options. Tile is easier to clean than most aggregate finishes (such as the pebble plaster combination mentioned above), and it gives the pool a modern, upscale look.
If homeowners are unsure if their pool needs resurfacing, they can call a professional pool contractor such as Specialty Pools in Phoenix, or they can watch out for these signs:
When homeowners call a pool contractor out to their home to resurface their pool, they can expect the process to unravel as follows:
As experienced pool contractors, the staff at Specialty Pools is qualified to answer any questions Phoenix homeowners have about pool resurfacing, pool remodels, pool designs, and more. Specialty Pools assigns a personal superintendent to every single pool build to ensure that their customers get the best possible customer service and communication from the beginning of the project to the end. Call today to get started on your new pool!