Your backyard pool is the envy of the neighborhood and has provided you and your kids with hours of entertainment. As your pool ages, you will need to replace or upgrade several components. However, you may not notice the signs that a particular part of your pool is failing.
Learn the signs that indicate that you need to have your in-ground pool's walls and floor resurfaced.
The walls and floor of a new in-ground pool will feel smooth to the touch. As the pool ages and is exposed to several chemicals, such as acid wash for stain removal, the surface of the pool can feel rough. The roughness will continue to worsen over time, leaving your active kids vulnerable to serious scrapes.
If your pool’s surface has minor rough spots, they can be restored using sandpaper and a sanding block. However, if the pool’s surface has several severe rough spots, you need to have the entire surface refinished. This will provide a longer-lasting solution and prevent future rough spots from forming.
Stains That Will Not Come Clean
Despite your best efforts, your pool walls will eventually become stained by chemicals that you use to keep the pool clean, minerals that are naturally found in the water, regular use, and exposure to the elements. You can eliminate superficial stains on plastic pool walls and floors with a brush and elbow grease. More difficult stains can be removed by first draining the pool and then cleaning the walls and floor with acid wash.
Over time, you may notice that the stains on your pool have become more difficult to clean or more plentiful. If draining the pool and acid washing the stains is the only way to eliminate them, have the walls and floor resurfaced. In addition to looking unsightly, tough stains can also mask more serious problems, including serious cracks and widespread algae growth.
Suspected Pool Leaks
In addition to costing you serious money on your water bill, a leaking pool will lead to a host of additional problems, including damage to your property, lawn, and septic system. In addition to a pool that doesn’t seem to stay full, other signs of a pool leak include an abnormally wet yard, spots of very green grass which are caused by the oversaturation of the ground, and trouble maintaining your pool's chemical balance.
Pool leaks are commonly caused by cracks and other damage to the pool's walls and flooring. If you notice some minor cracks and damage and do not fix the issue immediately, it can lead to costly repairs down the road. Instead, if you suspect that your pool is leaking, have the surface of the walls and floor examined and, if necessary, resurfaced.
A Much-Needed Update
After several years of pool parties, nighttime swims, and races with the family pet, the surface of your in-ground pool can begin to look discolored and less vibrant. Additionally, as styles and tastes changes, the once-beautiful pool might begin to clash with your outdoor aesthetic. Resurfacing your dingy or out-of-date pool walls and floors can help improve the look of your home's exterior and raise the value of your property.
If you are considering selling your home, resurfacing your older, dirty, or unfashionable in-ground pool will make your property more appealing to potential buyers.
From unsightly stains that will not come clean to widespread rough patches, there are several reasons why you should consider having your backyard in-ground pool's walls and floors resurfaced. If you have further questions about the process and whether resurfacing will fix your issues, contact the professionals at American Clean & Seal.