If you bought a new house or just see signs of wear and tear in your existing pool, you probably need pool resurfacing. This is a pool renovation option that is perfect for your concrete swimming pools. Inground swimming pools are built on cement or concrete. The surface is coated with various materials, such as plaster, tile, fiberglass, and pebble. After years of use, the coating of the pool can deteriorate. To revive its quality,durability, and improve its structure, pool resurfacing is the most ideal alternative that you can pursue your swimming pool.
When you decide to get this pool remodeling option, you should know how this works because it could take some time, get your property dirty, or noisy. Here is the step-by-step pool resurfacing process:
- Preparation of the pool area.
The pool lights will first be checked and the ones that are working will be identified. The power will then be turned off. Then, the pool water will be drained using a submersible pump.
You will need to move the plants, pots, furniture, and other things that can be moved from the area. The purpose of moving these from the work area is to prevent dust and dirt to collect. Also, the crew of the pool renovation contractor will have more space to work on and put their tools.
- Removal of the old material.
Then, in order to remove the old surface material from the pool, it will need to be sandblasted. This process in pool resurfacing will create noise and dust. Hence, it is necessary that the area is clear. If there still are some left that cannot be moved, they can be covered. Removing the old material on the surface is important in ensuring that the coat will last longer.
- Installingthe new material.
The material options include tiles, grout color, stone, and pavers. This time, the material you picked will be installed. The pool resurfacing contractor should be an expert for the material you preferred. Installing the new material will require up to 3 days because it will need to settle well.
- Plumbing pipes installation and sealing.
The pool’s shell will be cleaned. The pipes are installed, too. Then, it is important that all the pipes are sealed to ensure that there will be no leak issues or any other problem.
- Installing the surface finish
At this point of the pool resurfacing process, the finishing material will then be applied, and this typically takes up to 2 days to be accomplished.
- Acid wash application(if applicable)
Acid wash is applied depending on the material you selected. If you chose hydrazo, beadcrete, or pebble, then this applies. The purpose of this is to protect the surface finish.
- Cleaning of the pool area
Any excess material, dust, dirt, or debris will be removed, and the entire swimming pool area will be cleaned thoroughly. After this, it will be filled with water. This will take up to 48 hours, depending on the size of the pool. When done, you can then enjoy your newly renovated pool!