Swimming pools are a luxury that finds itself as a primary pick when looking into options that could enhance our back yard. However, they do cost a lot and require a lot of maintenance. Even if we take time out to plan a proper maintenance plan, natural disasters or just plain age could wear out our pool.
This can make it look very rough and unappealing with more than a few cracks showing up as time goes. On top of that, we should consider the fact that frequent use is guaranteed to bring over some wear and tear or at least some odd factors. Thankfully, this can be solved with a treatment called pool resurfacing.
What is pool resurfacing
As with other types of renovation, it’s not simple to resurface a pool. It requires a few steps to get it done and helps the overall pool’s appearance and health. Pool resurfacing is a treatment that employs a finish to the surface of the pool for the sake of refreshing stale pools. The five steps involved in it are listed below.
Draining the pool
Before resurfacing can be done properly we need to drain the pool fully. After it’s been drained it should also have its hydrostatic plug removed for the sake of avoiding any issues with it. The hydrostatic plug is located at the bottom of the pool and if it’s not removed it can cause the pressure from the ground water to push the pool up, pushing it out of the ground and damaging it and the surrounding area.
This can absolutely ruin our current resurfacing process and cause so many expenses that this renovation will be put on hold for a while. That’s why you should never drain your own pool, leave it to the professionals. Contact Scottsdale Pool Resurfacing if you are considering some pool renovation in this area. They have a huge slew of options available that go far past resurfacing.
Preparing the pool
This step is all about making sure that the pool is cleaned out and repaired. Any and every repair should be done during this step, it can be a lot harder to implement fixes later on.
The same goes for changes our customers may want. Install internal features during this step, make sure everything is well done.
The preparation step is usually the one during which most unexpected costs crop up so whoever you hire for the job should be given ample guidance on both fixes and features you’d want and worries you have about the pool.
After the previous two steps, the pool should be ready for application of the actual finish.
Or rather, the step that ensures the finish will work out. This step is called Bond cote and it is applied to any surfaces where the finish will be applied. It helps the finish stick to the interior reliably, with a consistent pattern.
This step is very important, it could mean the difference between a beautiful pool renovation and failed resurfacing attempt.
Applying the finish
This is rather straightforward as far as steps go. After you pick out the color and type of finish, it will be applied to your pool’s interior. Keep in mind that this will take a bit while people you’ve hired for the job finish mixing the finish itself and applying it.
While it’s technically the last step of the resurfacing process we’ve still one thing left to do to confirm everything has been properly executed.
Get the pool filled and started
After finishing with the other processes it is time to try out if the job was worth the trouble.
Fill the pool up and turn on the chemicals.
Be careful with the finish though, you shouldn’t fill it up too high or the water may leave stains around the pool at that height. Now all that’s left is to do aftercare. The actual process varies but you should be informed about it after the work has been done. If you haven’t been told what to do, contact the people who did the job.
So how much will it all cost?
The cost of resurfacing a pool can vary wildly, from a thousand and going up to more than ten times that. However, the average cost of going through with this procedure is $6,500 so be informed that it will take quite a bit of cash to go through with the resurfacing.