Things to Consider Before Resurfacing Your Pool

Resurfacing your pool is a big job, but it’s one that’s necessary after ten or more years. If your pool’s surface is peeling or cracking, it’s time to assess whether you should resurface your pool in order to maintain its structural integrity and restore its appearance. If you think it’s time for pool resurfacing, here are some things to consider beforehand.

Does It Really Need Resurfacing?

When your pool’s surface begins to look old and worn, it can be tempting to ignore the problem and wait until any signs of wear become more significant. However, if you notice any cracks, stains, rough surfaces, or peeling plaster, it’s time to consider resurfacing your pool. Many of the symptoms of an old pool are not only eyesores, but they pose a safety hazard for you and your family. These cracks and rough surfaces have the potential to cause injury or even property damage if they’re allowed to become too extensive. Pool resurfacing will not only restore your pool to its original beauty, but it will also give you peace of mind when swimming.

What Surface Finishing Is Right For You?

When you’re considering resurfacing your pool, you may automatically think that you need to replace your old plaster with new plaster of the same variety. However, there is a range of pool finishing options that you can choose from when resurfacing your pool. Our most popular varieties are simple pool plaster, StoneScapes pebble finishes, Finest Finish Blends, or fiberglass. These finishes come in a range of color options that are guaranteed to suit your backyard’s style and complement your pool tile and coping. With more than 20 options to choose from, So Cal Pool Plaster can transform the look of your pool through resurfacing alone.


Should You Resurface Your Pool Yourself?

If your pool has unsightly surface stains that refuse to be cleaned off, it may be time for pool remodeling. Stains can be caused by an improperly serviced pool, an incorrect chemical balance, debris that isn’t cleared away, or the growth of algae. Some of these stains are impossible to remove from the pool’s surface, so if you want to remove these stains and keep your pool looking pristine, you’ll need to consider resurfacing or remodeling. 

Rough Surfaces

Although some ambitious homeowners may consider pool resurfacing a DIY project, it’s typically a big job that is best left to professionals. If you do not properly resurface your pool, you could be left with leaks that force you to repeat the entire process over again. It’s also a massive undertaking that requires many man-hours. It typically will take two people over 20 hours to resurface the average home pool. For larger pools, it can require three or four workers so that the plaster won’t set too quickly. Although some may feel up to the job, it’s best to hire a pool resurfacing expert so you know that the job will be completed quickly and perfectly the first time.

If you’re ready to transform your backyard and restore your pool to its original beauty, call the pool resurfacing professionals at So Cal Pool Plaster. We pride ourselves on providing premium pool resurfacing and restoration services alongside outstanding customer service. We are proud to serve all of Southern California, and we always strive to give our customers the best. For a consultation to discuss your pool resurfacing options and receive a free estimate, give us a call today at (714) 617-8182.