Pools are one of the most used amenities outside of your home. With all of that use, it should come as no surprise that they require resurfacing. Sometimes it is really obvious that your pool requires resurfacing, but other times it can be a bit hard to tell. Here are some of the less obvious signs to look for that indicate your pool needs resurfacing.
Over time, the pool’s surface will show various stains, including salt, calcium, and copper. Not only do these discolour the pool’s surface but it just makes your pool look neglected. In some cases, you can remove these stains with a lot of hard work, but the best treatment is resurfacing once they reach a certain point.
Rust stains are also something to address. They might start small, but they quickly grow in time. If these stains are found on the bottom of your pool, it could signal an issue with the shell starting to oxidize. How quickly you should resurface depends on the size and number of rust stains found.
When walking down the stairs into the pool, touching the walls, or walking across the pool, you expect to be greeted with a smooth surface. Nobody wants to have a pool that feels like you are walking on sandpaper. If left alone, the problem only worsens, and somebody comes in with scrapped and bloody feet. Pool chemicals eat away at the surface, causing the roughness, but a calcium deposit can also cause it.
The plaster when you first had your pool installed was probably a nice shade of grey or blue. Now that some time has passed, your pool colours have faded, so it no longer looks clear and inviting. Over time, the colours bleach out, leaving behind white streaks. To prevent these from coming back, your best choice is to resurface your pool with a pebble-type finish.
Whether the plaster is flaking or peeling off on the stairs, walls, or floor of your pool, it requires attention. This flaking is often called spalling and is caused by low calcium levels in the water or too low of a pH level. The most common area you see spalling is on the stairs directly underneath where the chlorine float rests. If you notice spalling, it’s also a good idea to look for minute cracks, which many people refer to as spider web cracks because of their shape.