Do you remember the thrill you felt when you first had your pool installed? Or purchased your first home that had a pool in the backyard? You needed to learn everything about your pool and what was required to take care of it. You did everything necessary for regular maintenance to ensure that your backyard poolscape was attuned to your needs.
But Mother Nature had other plans; and in time, your pool required more than regular maintenance. Pits, cracks, and general wear and tear began to appear. Resurfacing your pool became your next major maintenance endeavor to ensure the beauty and longevity of your pool’s interior.
Time and opportunity costs as well as your financial budget will be greatly determined by the following aspects of your pool resurfacing project:
Resurfacing a pool means covering the entire surface area with a particular type of pool interior finish. Large pools have more surface area than smaller pools. Deeper pools have more surface area than shallower pools. The size of your pool (length, width, and depth) matters.
Interior Finish Type
The type of interior finish you select to have applied to your pool will affect your budget.
Type of pool
There are many types of in-ground pools:, concrete, fiberglass, vinyl-liner and they all have specific requirements. When it comes to resurfacing, you have options to change the appearance of any of these pool types.. With concrete pools many options are available where as with fiberglass and vinyl liner pool, not as many options exist.
Pool Interior Finish Options
Relating to the type of pool you have, there are several resurfacing options. If you were an integral part of your initial pool design process, then it is time to reacquaint yourself with your pool re-finishing options. All pool types will require an extensive amount of preparation before the new surfaces are applied but listed below are the various interior finish options for the different types of in-ground pools:
• Concrete Pools Interior Finish Options
o Quartz Plaster Aggregate – Many color options available
o Pebble – Many color options available
o Hyrdrazzo – Many color options available
o Tile – An endless array of color options and patterns available. Designs and patterns can
be customized. You can choose between glass tile or porcelain tile.
• Fiberglass Pool Interior Finish Options
o A fiberglass pool cannot be re-finished. However these types of pools have a gel-coat finish
which can be re-done if needed.
o You can however add glass tile to the interior of a fiberglass pool, but only one specific glass tile
type can be applied and your pool professional will know how to help.
• Vinyl-liner Pool Interior Finish Options
o Vinyl-liner pools are just that, pools lined with a vinyl material. The liner acts more as a
‘covering’ over the pool’s structure or ‘shell’ and are available in a selection of colors and
No matter the type of in-ground pool you have, you can learn more on how to refresh the look of its interior by contacting a pool professional near you.
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