Well, first, it’s important to ask, “Why would I need resurfacing?” as well as “When.”
As plaster ages, the cement erodes (as shown above), exposing the marble dust sand of the original plaster structure. This rough surface is not only hard on tender bare feet, it can also trap fine dust and particles, which makes the pool look even more discolored.
Resurfacing requires draining the pool in two stages to prevent floating the pool out of the ground, sound-testing the surface, prepping, and installing a bond coat, scratch coat and then the final plaster coat. For residential pool owners, whether or not to resurface is typically a matter of aesthetics and what you can live with. Often, the rough surface is just a nuisance and possibly an eyesore.
While resurfacing can be done any time of year, bear in mind that you will be brushing the surface twice a day and monitoring water for about 3–4 weeks, so be sure to schedule accordingly. Also, you can completely change the look of your pool by using different resurfacing techniques. If you’re curious about resurfacing, call us for a free consultation and estimate.
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