There’s nothing that compares to having a swimming pool in your backyard. It makes for a true vacation at home. Your swimming pool offers a place to relax, unwind, and enjoy time with family and friends. By adding value to your home with such an exceptional backyard addition, this sort of investment requires proper care and maintenance to ensure its lasting potential and family fun.
To properly care for your pool, you will want to remember there are more extensive pool repairs, like pool resurfacing, that are required. In addition to regular Gilbert pool service maintenance, pool resurfacing helps to preserve the lifespan of your pool.
So, how often should a pool be resurfaced? What are the signs you can look for to help determine when this job needs to be done?
Well, your pool’s surface should be smooth and clean. With this in mind, you want to be sure to resurface your pool when needed. To determine how often your pool needs to be resurfaced will depend upon when it was installed and with what material it was made. Cement and plaster, for example, usually require resurfacing every three to seven years. Whereas more durable material can last as long as fifteen years before such a job is required.
There are also signs you can look for to determine if you should resurface your pool sooner than later.
For one, a worn-down surface will feel rough on the skin. This can be hazardous to swimmers causing scrapes and other discomforts. Plus, as the surface of your pool wears away it looses its beautiful appearance and becomes harder to clean because dirt and debris cling easier to the roughness of a worn-out pool surface. There are other signs you can also look for to determine how close your pool is to needing resurfacing, like mineral stains from iron and copper in your pool’s water and structuring, like plaster, beginning to chip off.
If you are having trouble deciding if it is time to resurface your pool, contact the original installer or professional to inspect your pool’s surface structure. Pool owners may not realize that this is a very important maintenance project, but the longer you wait to resurface your pool once signs arrive, increases the likelihood of cracks and leaks in your pool’s structure, which can lead to lasting damage and very expensive repairs.
Before having your pool resurfaced, there are a few things to keep in mind, though. Because resurfacing a pool is a timely process, be sure to plan to have this service done before pool season and after the winter weather, so that enough time is permitted for this project to be completed in time for summer. If you are more of a DIYer, it is good to know that resurfacing your pool is a hefty project that should be done by a professional.
Enjoying your pool for summers to come is of utmost importance.
At pH Balanced Pool Service we are committed to offering the highest level of quality service and peace of mind. As a small, family-owned business we promise to offer our customers stress-free service with our one-stop-shop for all your pool and spa needs! From tile cleaning, filter replacements, lighting, and extensive repairs, pH Balanced Pool Service is here to help you preserve your pool for years to come!