Replacement of a pool surface can involve enormous cost, so it is better to undertake a resurfacing project. It saves you money and time and at the same time gives the pool area an entirely new look. One must commit to a pool resurfacing plan to maintain the quality of the pool and avoid any slip and fall incident. You can find out more benefits of swimming only when you start doing it. A professional’s view is the most crucial thing in this work. More the experience of a contractor, the better will be their work with your pool.
For resurfacing, the first step is to prepare the pool surface for the process. Estimate the budget you are ready to spend on the process. Depending on the size of the pool, the cost will differ. However, on an average resurfacing costs $5 per square foot. If you get the resurfacing done with more extended lasting materials like fiberglass, then the cost will increase significantly. It is more like a one time investment as you will then remain relaxed for several years so you can consider investing a good amount of money. Clear the surrounding area of the pool. If there are chairs and pool furniture, remove all of them.
Make sure to cover up the entire neighboring area of the pool. Use of resurfacing material can spread to the nearby area demanding cleaning at a later stage. To avoid extra work just cover up space and save yourself any more pain. Check all the pool functions that they are working correctly. Check the skimmers, lights, filters, jets, and filters if they are working correctly or not. Clean any significant debris that might be clogging the skimmers. It is essential to do this before the resurfacing starts so that later if any damage happens, you can complain about it.
You need to drain out the pool entirely before the resurfacing starts. Switch the central pump system to backwash or drain. You can use an external submersible pump also to drain away the water. It can take several hours to drain the pool entirely if the pool is huge, but you have to do it as it is necessary for pool resurfacing. When all the water is gone, enter the pool and do a quick scan for patches, cracks and other damages. Talk to the contractor about the types of issues that you see.
Clean all the significant size debris and leaves from the pool. If the pool is not cleaned correctly, resurfacing with new material won’t be effective. The pool surface needs to be perfectly clean in order to allow new stuff to settle from the top. Then the existing content needs to be stripped completely. Dispose of the torn material as it won’t be of any use. A suction vacuum can be used to remove the waste. Any more significant waste part can be disposed of using hands. Then various finishes need to be applied. A quality finish is essential for long-lasting results. Multiple coats might be needed. After the work is done, inspect the pool inside out to ensure the work is done correctly.