3 Options When Resurfacing Your Pool
After some time, you pool surface may need repairs. This might also provide the chance to evaluate your aesthetic preferences, and to choose a new look for your pool. Changing your pool surface can indeed spiff up the look of your pool and even your whole back yard, so take the time to become familiar with your three primary choices.
Plaster. This is the most common pool surface, and often one of the most affordable. The smooth, white surface makes your water look an appealing bright blue. Plaster works great for those of you who prefer a classic look to your pool, and for those who have children.
So, what’s the downside of plaster? Since the material is porous, it will require a bit more care to prevent stains and damage. Plaster lasts about five to ten years before it needs to be repaired or replaced, assuming you provide consistently good care.
Pebble. To create a pebble pool surface, we use a special mix of cement that contains a mix of very small pebbles. Since the pebbles are available in a range of hues, this pool surface can be customized to match your patio. Pool owners who value a more natural aesthetic often choose a pebble pool surface.
Is there a catch? Pebble surfaces are indeed a bit more expensive; however, this type of pool surface is less reactive to pool chemicals. That means it is generally more stain resistant and won’t damage as easily. In exchange for a larger investment upfront, a well maintained pebble pool surface can last fifteen to twenty years.
Also, because the pebbles might feel just a bit rough to young feet, this might not be the ideal surface if you have small children. But, that’s up to you. Some young families are quite happy with their choice!
Quartz. A quartz pool surface is composed of a polymer-modified cement with quartz aggregate mixed in. Some color variety is available, and the hard, smooth surface is quite durable and stain resistant. You can expect a quartz pool surface to last about seven to ten years, and it is considered a comparatively”low maintenance” option.
Keep in mind that small chips and some stains can be remedied. But if your pool surface has sustained considerable damage, or you’re simply ready for a new look, we can certainly guide you toward a new one that matches your maintenance and style preferences.