How Does Professional Pool Resurfacing Work?

Your pool is the center point of the summer. It provides relaxation, fun, fitness, and a place to gather with loved ones. However, regular pool maintenance is required to keep your home paradise as functional and aesthetically pleasing as possible.

Wear and tear, over time, can negatively impact your pool experience. Even worse, minor damages like cracks and bubbling can cause significant problems, leading to whole pool reconstruction. This is why pool restoration is vital for creating a long-lasting oasis.

Pool resurfacing elevates the aesthetic and comfort of your poolscape. This standard repair process includes removing and replacing worn pool finishes. While it sounds simple, it’s a delicate process best handled by professionals.

To understand this process and the benefits of hiring professionals, read our guide to pool resurfacing in Orange County below.

Emptying the pool

Obviously, you can’t resurface the bottom of your pool until you drain it. Pumps are available to rent, or if you’ve hired a team like the technicians at So Cal Pool Plaster, we can use our advanced drainage pumps to remove the water quickly.

Check with your local officials before you drain your pool. Some areas require permits for this work. You don’t want to complicate things by upsetting the local bigwigs.

Ensure every drop of water is removed, and the bottom of your pool is dry before moving on to the next step. Extra patience goes a long way to a successful pool restoration and repair in Orange County.

Prepare the surface

Now, it’s time to tear it up! Get your goggles on and strip old materials and pool tile, ensuring all rust and debris are scraped off. Scrape and scrub your pool clean, creating a silky-smooth surface before laying down your new pool finish.

Sandblast or treat the surface with chemicals to ensure the new pool finish adheres securely. This process is time-consuming, often taking days, but it’s essential to a successful pool restoration. Compartmentalize the process by tackling one area at a time.

Power wash your poolscape after removing the stripped materials. Again, ensure the surface is completely dry before moving on to the next step.

Use the drying time to check the surface for structural cracks and fissures. These can be filled in with pool paste to prevent moisture from getting trapped beneath. If you notice bubbling or large cracks, pool replastering may be necessary to revive your backyard oasis fully.

If you need full replastering, not just superficial resurfacing, we recommend trusting the professionals at So Cal Pool Pool Plaster. Pool replastering involves more complex techniques and high-quality materials to complete successfully.

Priming the surface

You’re almost there, but you must prime the surface before applying your luxurious new pool finish. If you’re a DIY homeowner doing this yourself, wear gloves and protective masks to prevent harm from chemicals.

Once you’ve cleaned, stripped, and replastered your pool, apply a primer epoxy to the entire surface. Once applied, give it two hours to dry before moving on. While this is a standard drying time, it will fluctuate depending on the size of your pool.

Primer epoxy ensures a smooth, shiny finish for your pool. It’s essential to achieving a luxurious aesthetic that blends with your home’s other premium fixtures.

Applying the pool finish

Now for the fun part! Paint the surface of your pool with a topcoat epoxy. While white is a standard choice, you can create a more dynamic poolscape by choosing a pastel blue or light gray or, if you have the skills, opt for a lush ombre.

Work from the deep end toward the shallow end, sanding between coats to maximize adhesion. Three to four coats should give your poolscape a durable and aesthetically pleasing finish.

Professional pool restoration and repair technicians can create a more eclectic pool finish using premium pool tiles in various color palettes. Choose So Cal Pool Plaster to revitalize your Orange County pool with upscale style and luxury craftsmanship.

Refill the pool and enjoy

Once you’ve finished applying the pool finishes, give your poolscape five to seven days to dry. This last step is essential for preventing premature deterioration of your fresh pool finish. Use this time to inspect the pool coping and the rest of your poolscape for possible repairs.

After the drying time has passed, dump the water back in and celebrate the completion of your project with a cannonball or swan dive!

Trusted pool resurfacing and repair

Save yourself time, money, and hassle by trusting So Cal Pool Plaster for your pool resurfacing in Orange County. We bring over a decade of experience and enthusiasm for the job, guaranteeing maximum satisfaction with your revived poolscape.

We oversee every step of the job, from stripping to pool coping and pool finish installation. We source the highest-quality materials, including white and gray pool plaster and expressive pool tiles. Everything you need to revive your poolscape can be found at So Cal Pool Plaster.

Call So Cal Pool Plaster today at 714-617-8182 or contact us online for a free quote!