Over time the aesthetic appeal of your swimming pool will deteriorate due to wear and tear. If you noticed the finishing surface show visible signs of chips, cracks and stubborn stain the only solution to this problem could be resurfacing. Before you contact a local pool contractor here are a few things to consider when resurfacing swimming pool.
Factors that will affect the estimated cost
Resurfacing swimming pool regardless of its original finish may vary and mostly affected by the following factors:
- Pool size
The size of the pool will dictate the overall project cost of resurfacing pool. Expect the pool contractor to give a higher quote for an Olympic size swimming pool due to the extent of work needed in preparing the job site as well as the materials needed.
- Preferred materials to be used
Another factor that will affect the cost of resurfacing swimming pool is the preferred materials to be used for finishing. Prices of materials including job-related supplies needed for resurfacing pool differ based on quality and brand. High-end resurfacing materials bearing popular brands may cost more than generic branded.
- Design of the pool
The more intricate and detailed the design of your swimming pool the pricier the project cost. In fact, even a simple pool crack repair project would become costly depending on the pool owners selected materials to be used and the extent of work needed to restore the pool’s original appearance.
Types of finish used when resurfacing swimming pool
Every swimming pool is unique. When deciding on the type of finish to be used for resurfacing swimming pool there is no one option that suits all pools. The final finish will depend on the pool owner’s preference, budget and other factors (color of the house, existing landscape and/or architectural design of the house). Below are the common finishes recommended by pool contractors when doing resurfacing or pool crack repair.
- Diamond Brite
This is a standard type of pool finishing that uses colored quartz aggregates and polymer-modified cement. The Diamond Brite pool finish is expected to last 8 to 12 years before it starts fading. If you want to preserve the beauty of your pool with this kind of finish pool contractors suggest acid washing to be done after the fifth year. Based on the pool’s owner chosen color and style the price for this type of finish to go up.
- Glass Tile
Glass tile pool finish is the most expensive among the available pool finishing options. But, with glass tile finish the transformation when resurfacing swimming pool is truly impressive. Although, a bit costly the expected service life of pool with glass tile finish is longer. However, glass tile finish is prone to chipping and pool owners must re-grout affected tiles immediately to prevent further damage done.
Pebbles are considered to be economical if you will count the number of years this type of pool finish can offer to any pool owner. Besides, opting for pebbles as the final resurfacing finish of your pool is a statement factor.
Are you ready to do a total makeover on your swimming pool? Resurfacing swimming pool is a major expenditure. Carefully planning and budgeting is needed to ensure you are making a wise decision on the type of pool finish to be used.
If unsure whether resurfacing or pool crack repair is needed consult first the experts at Amazing Pool Renovations and be guided.