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5 Questions to Ask Before Resurfacing Your Pool | H&H Custom Pools

Although resurfacing your pool is a daunting task, it is an essential component of pool maintenance. Depending on the surface of your pool, it may need to be resurfaced anywhere between eight and fifteen years. It is the perfect time to resurface your pool in order to prevent chipping or damage.  The experts at H&H Custom Pools have compiled a list of five important questions to ask before resurfacing your pool.

How do I know if I need to resurface my pool?

If you see cracks or other damages in your pool’s surface, it is definitely time to resurface it. The damage typically starts with blistering which can cause chunks of plaster to fall off. Degradation of your pool’s surface can also result in leaks. Signs of a leaking swimming pool include higher than average water bills, wet spots in the pool area, excessive water loss, and an always-running water leveler. If your pool is discolored due to improperly maintaining your pool’s chemistry over a long period of time, resurfacing may be the only option to remove the stains.

Can I paint my pool instead of resurfacing it?

Painting the surface of your swimming pool is a short-term solution to improving the appearance of your pool. While painting is less expensive than resurfacing, it also lasts much less time. A proper resurfacing project will typically last 15 years, while a paint job will only last roughly two to seven years. In addition, the paint may start to powder after a few years, clogging your pool’s filter and leaving a cloudy residue in the water.

How long will it take to resurface my pool?

The time it takes to resurface depends on the size of your pool. Each resurfacing project is unique, but your pool contractor should be able to give you an estimate of the time it will take to complete. An average pool resurfacing can be finished within ten days, including the time it takes to drain the pool, resurface it, and then fill it up again. If your project has a wider scope and includes extensive repairs, new fixtures, or plumbing work, it can take longer.

What is the best finish for my pool?

There are several types of pool finishes to choose from, and the one you choose depends on your budget, preferences, pool use, and several other factors. The main types of pool finishes include plaster, tile, and aggregate. Plaster is the most common pool finish offering a smooth, classic appearance. Tile offers a durable surface with many design possibilities. While tile is the most expensive pool finish and takes longer to install, it is the most durable pool finish. Aggregate pool finishes are the latest type of plaster pool surfaces. Aggregate finishes, which can be either polished or exposed, are more resistant to chemicals and staining than plaster is. When it comes time to resurface your pool, consult with your pool contractor to discuss which finish is the best option for your pool.

When is the best time of year to resurface my pool?

A swimming pool can be resurfaced at any time of the year. Many pool contractors are busiest during the summer months, so you may save time and money by resurfacing your pool during the winter months. Due to the cyclical nature of the pool renovation business, it is easier to schedule the perfect time for your pool resurfacing during the winter months.

Custom Pool Contractors in Martin and Palm Beach County

H&H Custom Pools is South Florida’s custom pool design company. Our experienced team of pool contractors and builders are committed to providing affordable swimming pool resurfacing. If you are questioning whether your pool needs to be resurfaced or want to learn more about our services, contact H&H Custom Pools today.  The Palm Beach County location can be reached at 561-744-2656, and the Martin County location at 772-545-3066.

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  • Kayla
    October 5, 2017, 8:35 am REPLY

    Thanks for this info. I am planning to resurface our pool because there are cracks already. My husband is now looking up some professionals to help us with it.

  • Kayla
    October 5, 2017, 8:35 am REPLY

    Thanks for this info. I am planning to resurface our pool because there are cracks already. My husband is now looking up some professionals to help us with it.

  • Ernest London
    October 13, 2017, 4:48 pm REPLY

    Thanks for the information about refinishing pools. I want to have my pool redone, and I wanted information about what it entails. I appreciate you mentioning that tile offers durability with a lot of design opportunities. We want to do something unique with our pool, so tile could be a good choice.

  • Derek Dewitt
    March 15, 2018, 8:47 am REPLY

    My wife and I are thinking about building a pool for this summer, so thanks for sharing this. I like your point about how aggregate finishes can be either polished or exposed. I’ll definitely consider using this as the finish for my pool since it seems much more resistant to chemicals than other materials.

  • Derek Dewitt
    March 15, 2018, 8:47 am REPLY

    My wife and I are thinking about building a pool for this summer, so thanks for sharing this. I like your point about how aggregate finishes can be either polished or exposed. I’ll definitely consider using this as the finish for my pool since it seems much more resistant to chemicals than other materials.

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