How to Know When It’s Time for Pool Resurfacing

As the weather cools down and you spend less time swimming in your backyard pool, you may spend more time looking at it and noticing small cracks and stains that you’re sure weren’t there during the summer. Over time, especially with frequent use, your pool surface can start to deteriorate and look dingy. Traditional pool surfaces typically last about ten years, and after that, they will start to show signs of aging that make your pool not only unsightly but even potentially hazardous to use. Luckily, pool resurfacing services are available to bring your pool back to life and make it look as good as new. Here are some common signs that it’s time for a pool resurfacing from So Cal Pool Plaster. 

Obvious Staining

Staining is a common problem for pool plaster due to plaster’s soft surface. While maintaining a clean pool can help you avoid surface stains to a certain extent, some stains are unavoidable. Stains can be caused by an improperly serviced pool, an incorrect chemical balance, debris that was never cleared away, or the growth of algae. The presence of stains that are difficult or impossible to clean off of the surface likely means that it’s time for pool resurfacing.

Cracks in the Plaster

Over time, your pool’s plaster can develop small cracks along the edge of your pool. These are most often found on surfaces most exposed to the sun such as the steps or tanning ledge. These cracks occur because repeated changes in temperature cause the plaster to expand and contract, causing cracks. There is no way to prevent these cracks due to their dependence on the weather, so you must eliminate them by resurfacing your pool. It’s important to repair these cracks as soon as possible, as larger cracks can cause leaks that result in costly property damage. If you noticed cracks in your pool’s plaster this summer, consult a pool resurfacing expert right away. 

Rough Surfaces

As your plaster wears away, you may be able to see or feel the plaster’s rough surface. This rough, sharp, or jagged plaster can cause injury while swimming if left unrepaired, so it’s always recommended that you consult a pool resurfacing expert right away to resolve this. Keep your family safe and happy by resurfacing your pool with So Cal Pool Plaster and achieving a soft and smooth pool floor once again.

Peeling Plaster or Exposed Concrete

If you notice your plaster peeling or concrete coming through your plaster altogether, call a pool resurfacing service right away. This peeling is caused by sustained low pH or calcium levels, and unfortunately, there is no way to repair it once the damage is done. This problem is an urgent one because the water coming into contact with porous concrete behind your waterproof plaster barrier can cause water damage to your property. If you notice peeling or holes in your pool plaster, call a pool resurfacing professional urgently to prevent extensive water damage.

If you’ve recently noticed any of these signs of wear in your backyard pool, it may be time to consider pool resurfacing. We always ensure that all procedures are performed to the highest standard and in a timely manner. We are proud to serve all of Southern California, and we always strive to give our clients the best. For a consultation to discuss your pool resurfacing options, give us a call today at (714) 617-8182. We always provide free, no-obligation quotes.