There are many reasons why you may need or want to resurface your in-ground pool. As it gets older, cement can begin to erode, exposing the original plaster structure. That rough surface can trap dirt and debris. It will make the pool appear dirty, dingy and unappealing.
Even more importantly, it’s the waterproof layer that’s essential to maintain the integrity of the pool’s structure. Resurfacing can also be used to update the look of your pool. There are dozens of colors, textures, and even jewel tones from which to choose that are highly attractive.
Diamond Brite is a popular option and a type of exposed aggregate. It’s fade-resistant, slip-resistant, and available in multiple colors. Diamond Brite is resistant to staining, pool chemicals and scratches. As it ages, the finish is less likely to show any imperfections that may develop. You also have the choice of pebble and quartz type finishes that are harder and more durable.
In terms of lifespan, white plaster typically lasts from 5-15 years depending on how often the pool is used, the amount of chemicals employed, and the care the pool receives over time. It’s a good choice if you have a large pool and you’re on a budget. Plaster can also be dyed, but with white plaster, the signs of wear and usage are more visible.
Pebble finishes are attractive and slightly rough to provide greater purchase on the bottom and sides of the pool, but it’s not abrasive. You can even have beads added to a pebble finish for a slicker texture. Pebbles are embedded in plaster for a rougher surface that will feel as if you’re walking on the bottom of a stream or creek bed and it’s aesthetically pleasing.
If you choose tile, they’ll be applied by hand and can be used to create mosaics and patterns. Materials include ceramic, glass, stone and quartz. The tiles are offered in a variety of sizes and colors and can even be crafted into images.
One thing you’ll want to consider when selecting a resurfacing option is what color you want the water to look like. The color of pool water changes depending on the depth of the water, chemicals, and even the angle of the sun as it hits the water. The color of the finish will have an impact on the amount of light that’s absorbed and reflected, which will have an impact on water temperature throughout the day.
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