Damage to the surface of your pool is one of those things that just shouldn’t be ignored. Going prolonged periods of time without fixing the problem only makes your pool dangerous to use. Investing in remodeling the surface of your pool is a measure that will not only add years to the durability and safety of your pool but will preserve its beauty as well.
What creates damage to a pool’s surface?
Believe it or not, the water chemistry in your pool can wreak havoc on traditional plaster pools resulting in a chipped and peeling pool. As a preventative measure, it’s a good idea to invest in a test kit to measure the chemical levels in your pool. If the calcium levels are too low and the stabilizer levels are too high you will see the results of this chemical mismatch on your pool’s finish.
An Empty Pool
Even letting your pool sit empty can be detrimental to your pool’s surface because water holds a pool together. The rays of the sun, particularly in some areas, has the ability to cause the surface to peel and blister. Once the damage has been done it’s best to look for a company that specializes in Pool surface remodeling West Palm Beach FL as soon as possible. It’s a good idea to keep the pool filled as much as you can to prevent the flaking and chipping that come from a pool sitting empty under the blazing sun.
The cost of resurfacing your pool is dependent on many factors. The size of your pool, and where you live are both major factors, just as the specifics of your pool’s makeup also determine the cost. Typically, resurfacing cost more in the northern states because the pools tend to be larger. Homes in southern states tend to have smaller pools resulting in less expensive costs when resurfacing is needed. Resurfacing requires that the damaged areas of the pool be chipped away while a new surface material is applied. The pool must be acid washed after that. Plaster has been proven to deteriorate by chipping and flaking over time. Many new finishes are more durable and resistant to flaking so easily. Consider a pebble based cement finish, glass, or quartz. All three finishes tend to be more durable.
With time and the constant wear and tear from the sun as well as pool chemicals, pool surfaces can become damaged. It’s best to take care of a chipped and peeling pool surface as soon as possible. Periodically check your pool’s chemical composition with a test kit and make any needed changes. In addition, as much as possible keep your pool filled. The sun can do a number on your pool’s finish and water actually helps keep the pool together. Although maintaining the pool’s surface may cost you a little money, you may be able to invest in a more durable surface material to prevent the same things from happening again.