As a company that sells high-performance swimming pool resurfacing products, you would think that we know a thing or two about resurfacing pools. What’s more, you might also assume that we know all of the signs that indicate it’s time to resurface a swimming pool. While most people will resurface their pools because they are old, or they want to give them a new look, there are some signs that can indicate it’s more of a necessity rather than a want.
Here are three things to look for that might tell you it’s time to consider resurfacing.
1. The stains in your pool are more than just the typical “easy-to-clean” eyesore.
There is no doubt that a pool’s discoloration coincides with how often it is used. Most of the time, the stains that you see come from the chemicals and minerals that you put in your pool, or leaves and other debris that falls in naturally. However, sometimes these stains could be algae (which will typically be a shade of green or red). If your attempts to clean and eliminate the algae are unsuccessful (especially if you suspect it might be toxic) it’s time to consider resurfacing your pool.
2. Your pool’s surface feels rough.
If the surface of your pool feels rough and abrasive and you notice that the gunite is breaking through, you need to call someone immediately.
There are many different factors (besides age) that can cause your pool’s surface materials to deteriorate. Three of the most common are unbalanced pH levels, heavy use, and unexpected damage.
No matter what the cause was, it is important to remember that once your pool’s surface layer starts to break down, it’s only going to get worse. So, it’s vital that you have it resurfaced as soon as possible.
3. You constantly have to refill your pool.
The longer you wait to repair a leak, the more often you will be writing out a large check to pay off your water bill each month. Plus, the longer you wait to repair a leak, the costlier it will be to repair or resurface. Therefore, if you constantly have to refill your pool you need to find out where and why it’s happening right away. Once you know, you should schedule to have any repairs, or a full resurfacing done to help ensure you do not lose water in the near future.
If you notice any of these three signs, or it’s been decades since you’ve had your pool resurfaced, it’s likely time that you need to have someone come out and resurface your pool. And, if you want to help guarantee that you will have to do less resurfacing in the future, as well as make your pool stand out, consider one our high-performance aquatic finishes.