As sturdy as they are, not all pools stand the test of time. Over time, their surface can get chipped and start to deteriorate. Luckily, resurfacing revitalizes your inground pool and keeps it safe from any structural problems it could sustain from water drainage due to a crack in the old surface. If, let’s say, your pool gets damaged due to a crack in its surface that causes water drainage, you’ll need to look for pool resurfacing professionals in San Diego.
Like many other homeowners, you may have wondered whether you can do pool resurfacing yourself. And the answer is clear – only experienced technicians should resurface your pool unless you’d risk additional structural damage. Read on for a breakdown of the typical pool resurfacing procedure and how much the service may cost.
How do you resurface an inground pool?
If you have an inground concrete pool coated with plaster, pebble or even all tile, the new surface cannot just go over the existing one. Instead, the existing surface needs to be prepared for the new layer by first chipping out the existing plaster, sand blasting, and bond coating the surface or hydro blasting it. After the surface has been properly prepared, it is time to apply a new finish coat of either quartz, pebble, exposed pebble, or glass beads.
These are the pool finishes that are most commonly used for inground pools. Keep in mind that different finishes have different lifespans. While white plaster and polished pool finishes only last between 5-10 years, white quartz and exposed pebble finishes can last for more than fifteen years on average.
If you are not sure whether or not your pool requires resurfacing, look for these telltale signs:
- Stains that are growing or are more and more difficult to remove
- Rough textures
- Blisters on the pool finish surface
If you notice any of these signs, you need to call a pool resurfacing professional to redo your pool’s surface. Bear in mind that this is not something that you can do yourself. Not just because of the sheer scale of the work required, but also because there are numerous rules and regulations of pool replastering and resurfacing.
How much does it cost to resurface an inground pool?
First off, pool resurfacing usually takes about 5-7 days to complete. What’s more, the process itself is intrinsically tied to weather. This means that poor weather conditions can slow the resurfacing job to a grinding halt. In this case, the pool resurfacing can take even up to 14 days or more. Now, keeping that in mind, let’s move to the cost.
Bear in mind that pool resurfacing is basically a construction job. And like with any other construction job, it has many different variables that affect its cost:
- Size of the pool
- Time of the year (off-season pool resurfacing is usually cheaper)
- Cost of the material used for resurfacing
- Charging rates of the company that does your pool resurfacing/remodeling
As you can see, the only way to get the best cost estimate for your inground pool resurfacing project is to contact a pool resurfacing company and explain to them exactly what you want to do. They will be more than happy to hear you out, discuss the available options and give you the cost estimate for each option.
What is the best pool resurfacing service in San Diego?
Have you spent an amazing day at the Sea World, watching all those animals swim freely in all those beautiful pools and thought to yourself: “How nice would it be to have your own pool at home?” Maybe that was a long time ago and now that same pool badly needs a remodeling job.
In any case, So Cal Custom Pools & Spas will take care of all your pool-related problems. If you need anything from new concrete inground pool installation, pool maintenance or pool remodeling, we are the company for you. Contact us today and our pool professionals, with their expertise and knowledge, will remodel your existing one or build you the pool of your dreams from scratch.