In time everything wears out. Swimming pool interiors are no different; over time they too will wear out. The one positive is that there are a variety of options when it comes to resurfacing the pool. Most likely more options now than when the pool was first installed. A brand new pool finish can significantly increase the appearance of the pool for the better. The downside is that all those options make it difficult for pool owners to choose what is best for their pool.
Swimming pool resurfacing is not a cheap renovation project neither is pool ownership for that matter. The cost of resurfacing the pool is dependent upon a number of things such as the location in which you live, the condition of the pool and the material you choose to resurface the pool with.
The most common option in pool resurfacing is plaster otherwise known as Marcite. This is the common finish for most residential concrete, gunite, pools. Backyard swimming pools use plaster largely is because it is durable and cheap. It is not the most attractive option but it does produce a clean, classic look. Plaster is also available in a number of colors that help to offer a variety of affects. Be careful when choosing colors other than blue and white as an offbeat color can affect the final result in a way that is not always positive.
Paint is used for pool resurfacing but is not a long term option. High-quality epoxy paint can be easily applied and is affordable but is not a viable choice for pool surfaces that are severely run down. Painting the pools surface is a quick fix to buy you additional time. Use this option if you need to save money up until you can plaster the pool with Marcite.
Fiberglass resurfacing is an option. Don’t confuse resurfacing with fiberglass with the installation of a fiberglass shell. This resurfacing option is not available in all parts of the country. It is also an incredibly controversial technique within the pool industry. Be extra careful if you are considering this option in pool resurfacing for your backyard pool.
Aggregate, although a current trendy option is incredibly pleasing to the eye. Resurfacing with aggregate is what is accomplished when you mix plaster with pebbles or quartz. The aggregate finish is colorful and long lasting. The one downside is that it is a bit more expensive than ordinary pool plastering.
Tile is another option in plastering your pool. This is considered a luxury option for pool owners. Covering pool interiors with tiling is expensive because of the material and labor involved. If cost is not an option go with tile for resurfacing your pool. If you have to ask about the expense then tile is probably not an option to consider.
Pool resurfacing is a common improvement that is needed overtime when you own a pool. It is important to know your choices and make a decision based on what you can afford as well as the aesthetic value of the material you choose.