THE ART OF PROFESSIONAL POOL RESURFACING
Palm Springs Pool Resurfacing
After some years, the surface of your pool will begin to show its age. The surface may start showing chips, cracks or begin to peel. If you’re like most pool owners, your pool is a way of daily life. When you start to notice the signs of deterioration, it is best to take care of the problems early on, before things start really falling apart and the cost increases exponentially. The actual size of your pool is the biggest factor with regard to estimating the costs. In addition, the shape is a matter to consider too, because a square pool with flat walls are much easier to work with than one with curves. Then we need to consider just exactly the type of final finish you’re looking for. In any case, we make it easy for you to have your pool resurfaced, and we can do it to fit any budget as well.
Many of our clients started with a regular concrete pool, but when they decided to have their pool resurfaced, they went for the for Diamond brite finish. Mainly because it doesn’t cost that much more than plain concrete, but it’s much more durable and attractive. Diamond brite has been known to last upwards of 12 years or more, so it is a good choice to make. You can also choose from a whole spectrum of other finishing options we offer as well. Of course, it can be nice to change the appearance of your pool to something new and exciting when you have your pool resurfaced.
Here are the steps needed to resurface your pool:
First Step – Draining and inspection:
First, your pool must be fully drained before any refinishing and repairs can take place. While our crew member is draining your pool, he will conduct a full visual inspection to identify anything that needs attention. He will then perform a test of all pumps and related pool equipment to ensure it is all in good working order.
Second Step – Preparation:
After the draining of the pool has been fully performed and it is sufficiently dry, prepping of the surfaces will commence. This typically involves first covering the entire surrounding area with a protective tarp, sand blasting, complete stripping of the pool walls and multi-coating.
Of course, sand blasting can be a bit dusty, but our crew knows how to keep all that to a bare minimum, so you’ll barely even notice. At the end of the day everything will be cleaned up and all equipment removed so you won’t even be able to tell we were there.
Third Step – Tiles and Masonry:
By the time we have reached this stage, you will have made your final decision as to what kind of finish you desire. This is the point of no return, so you will want to be absolutely sure of your selection. Once we have signed the final agreement the work will begin.
For the most part, tiling can take anywhere from 24 to 36 hours. Masonry can take a day or two, depending upon the specific needs.
Fourth Step – Plumbing Inspection:
At this point, we want to be sure that the integrity of the plumbing is intact and the pipes are sealed properly to prevent any leaks. We will also perform any additional repairs deemed necessary. This will take around one working day.
Fifth Step – Acid Wash and Applying the Pool Finish:
The pool walls will require an acid wash for the final cleaning, as well as to etch the surface to make it rough to help the finish to stick well. This also removes any foreign contaminants that could interfere with the adhesion of the finish. These contaminants occur from chemical reactions from the chemicals typically added to the pool to adjust the chemistry.
After the acid wash, the acid must be neutralized. Only then we will begin applying your chosen finish. This is when you start to see what the final product will look like. Usually, this process takes less than three days, depending on the size and shape of the pool.
An acid wash will be required to be performed by trained professionals.This is routine, to insure proper bonding of these specialized products.
Sixth Step – Filling the Pool & Cleanup:
Although our team of experts never fails to clean up at the end of each day, we like to make sure we leave your place spic and span. So, we spend a few hours cleaning up the corners, nooks and crannies we may have overlooked. Only then do we actually fill your pool up. We will then do one final pass to check for anything out of the ordinary.
Seventh Step – Initial Water Treatment:
In order to be absolutely sure your pools new resurfacing application will last a very long time, an initial water treatment must be performed. This can take up to a week, due to the fact adjustments will need to be made to make sure it’s perfect.
If you have your own pool service crew you would prefer to use, no problem! We will be pleased to work with them to achieve just the right water chemistry to guarantee your pool resurfacing will last a long, long time.
As you can probably deduce from this process, this is not something that should be attempted by an untrained novice or homeowner. As soon as you notice any early signs of deterioration, the smart thing to do is call us for a free on-site consultation. We will assess the situation and come up with a no obligation estimate.
South Florida’s year-round summer conditions pair perfectly with a cool, tranquil pool. Whether you want to go for a swim or entertain guests around a stunning water feature, a pool can be a great investment in your property.
And just like your other investments, pools need some attention, especially as they start to age and have signs of normal wear and tear. So if your pool’s finish is starting to fail and is chipped or damaged — or you’re ready for something new — it could be time for it to be resurfaced.
Depending on the original finish type, amount of use and your level of maintenance, your pool could need resurfacing after about five to 10 years. So whether you’re beyond due or just starting to think about resurfacing, here are some breakdowns of costs, materials and timelines to consider before resurfacing your pool.
The Cost of Resurfacing Your Pool In Palm Springs
Palm Springs Pool Resurfacing – To give you an accurate estimate for refinishing your particular pool, a consultation with you in order to know just exactly what is required for the work you need, we can let you in on the many variables that will help determine what kind of costs you may expect.
Of course, the biggest factor is the actual size of your pool when it comes to figuring the costs. The shape of your pool is a big factor as well, because a square pool with flat walls are much easier to work with than one with lots of curves. What materials you choose to use to refinish your pool is a big variable as well as what kind of additional options you would like to have in the final product. Plain and colored Portland cement is available, which is the most economical finish we offer, or for a bit more you can opt for an aggregate or other pleasing pattern.
Please feel free to call us any time for a free, on-site consultation, regardless of what kind of final finish you’re looking for. We will be more than happy to set you up with a free quote with no obligation.
What Finishes Are Available For My Pool?
The finish you choose will depend on many factors, for aesthetic reasons, including the color and style of your house and surrounding structures, your personal color and pattern preferences, as well as many other variables.
There are three styles that are the most popular:
- Glass Tiles: This finish is one of the most stunning available that many homeowners choose.
- Diamond Brite: This is an aggregate consisting of Portland cement, modified with polymers, blended with quartz crystals.
- Pebble Aggregate: Some popular variations include PebbleTec, PebbleSheen,
Palm Springs Pool Resurfacing – Diamond Brite color options include Aqua Quartz, Cool Blue and Super Blue. This elegant finish has been known to last 12 years or more before it can become faded or spotty. Acid washing the Diamond Brite finish every five years will keep it looking good. The cost of Diamond Brite finish can vary from about $5,000 to $10,000 because the different variations are priced at different rates. Lighter colors are much more durable and long-lasting so it’s best to stick with those.
Glass tiles are the most costly of the three options, but the incredible effect they have really made your pool look high class. These can be placed as elements of highlight around the steps or at the waterline, or we can resurface your entire pool with them. However, the cost of resurfacing an entire pool with glass tiles could equal the cost of the entire pool. As a rule of thumb, you can expect the cost to be $30 to $50 per square foot for glass tile resurfacing. Glass tiles have the longest lifetime of all the resurfacing options. As with any tile, they can become dislodged or chip, and they do need occasional re-grouting from time to time.
The pebble aggregate option has the most natural appearance of the three available choices. These create a darker appearance than the other finishes. Pebblesheen and PebbleTec, along with the colors Seafoam Green, Soft White, Slate Blue, Black Marble and Tropical Breeze are the most popular options among our residential clients.
The pebble aggregate is the most stain-resistant and non-slip of our finishes. The Shimmering Sea option sparkles beautifully in the sun and creates a stunning array of refractions. The cost is comparable with Diamond Brite.
The color of the finish you finally settle on has a profound effect on the water appearance. Some lighter colored Diamond Brite aggregates cause the water to appear as aqua blue, while other colors will cause a different appearance. Underwater lighting can really create some stunning effects and greatly highlight the appearance of the pool finish.
What’s the Difference Between PebbleTec and PebbleSheen?
Palm Springs Pool Resurfacing – Both PebbleTec and PebbleSheen are made by the same company, but they are very much distinctive from one another.
According to the maker, their best-selling finish is PebbleSheen. It is blended with pebbles a little smaller, giving a smoother feel than PebbleTec, which has a more natural looking appearance and a coarser feel, making it very non-slip
It’s also to enhance either finish, adding a wonderful brilliance to the pebbles by augmenting them with Shimmering Sea. Both of these pebble aggregates are extremely long-lasting and a good investment for your pool.
More Details Concerning Pool Refinishing
Palm Springs Pool Resurfacing – As you surely have already gathered, pool resurfacing is a multi-staged process that can take a few days or more to complete. The first step before anything else can be started is to totally drain the water from the pool.
As part of prepping, our crew of professionals will completely clean your pool from top to bottom. The walls and floor of the pool, the steps and the coping will all need to be spic and span before we can begin.
Any cracks and other damage will require special attention by prepping those areas for repair, which is needed before refinishing can commence. The underlying integrity of the pool must be confirmed to ensure the long life of the final finish, otherwise we are just cutting corners
After the final prepping, our team of professionals will begin to mix and pour the cement into the required areas to repair the damaged areas. Only then can they start applying the finish and design that you have opted for.
Maintaining Your Pool to Continue Living Your Dream
Palm Springs Pool Resurfacing stands head and shoulders above any of our competition, and we are eager to prove it to you. Whether you need tile repairs, pool resurfacing, pool deck sealing and resurfacing, or repair and refinishing of your fiberglass pool, there’s no reason to look any further.
There’s no reason to let your pool deteriorate any further once you have noticed chips, cracks or other damage. It will only get worse once the chemically treated water makes its way into the cement structure of the pool, causing a much bigger and more costly problem. We are the experts in the Palm Springs area, and we are fully skilled and equipped to do the job.
If you are located within Palm Spring or any of the surrounding area, give us a call today, and we will arrange a free on-site consultation and make an assessment of the materials and time it will take to complete your project. Then we will prepare a no obligation estimate on the spot.