While summer is long gone, enjoying a dip in your pool is never an opportunity to miss. However, long-term use does a number on your personal oasis’ surfacing, which can detract from the pleasure of the activity. If the plaster damage is too obvious to ignore, take care of it with a pool resurfacing. Consider these tips to make sure that you get the most out of the investment.
Do a chemistry test
Proper pool water chemistry is important to your pool’s surface, and above normal amounts of corrosive or scaling water can weather away your pool’s exterior appeal. The good thing is it is easy to do a water chemistry test, as there are a lot of test kits that you can buy from a shop and use yourself, at home. These test kits evaluate the levels of pH, alkalinity, chlorine, and calcium hardness of your pool. They also provide handy guides to understanding the result, as well as recommendations for what you can do to restore your water balance.
Repair apparent damage
Improper maintenance also contributes to damaged surfacing, and it is important that homeowners impede the progress of any obvious damage with immediate repair. Too often, some of us think that applying pool patches to damaged areas can take care of the issue. It does, but only temporarily. Eventually, the damage will reappear and you will have to sort it out again.
Damaged surfacing that is left sitting for a long time can also lead to a host of other issues, such as leaking. If your pool has an auto-fill mechanism, this may lead to eventual erosion of the deck or the other structures. And escalated damage mostly means more expensive repairs, when you do decide to finally take care of the problem at its root.
Choose your material well
There are different material options for pool resurfacing, and they come with according price tags, advantages, and challenges. High quality epoxy paint, for instance, is used by some households as it is easily the least expensive of all the choices; but it is hardly a smart investment in the long run.
There is also plaster, which is the most popular material used for pool interiors. It is more affordable than most of the other options, and it is believed to last up to 14 years. If you want its better version, you can try aggregate: a mixture of plaster and quartz or pebbles. This material can last longer than plaster, and lend more aesthetic appeal – but it is more expensive.
Whichever option you choose, make sure that it satisfactorily fulfills your requirements.
Hire competent professional help
Finally, do not waste your investment on poor help. The quality of your pool resurfacing hinges upon the competence of the team that will carry it out. When choosing your contractor, look for established experience, a solid history of good feedback, reasonable pricing, comprehensive product support, and personalised guidance.
Ready to talk to one such contractor now? Visit us on www.jubileepools.com.au.