Signs Your Pool Needs Resurfacing

10 February 2020
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When you own a home with an in-ground swimming pool, you understand that even when everything is in good condition and working properly, it still takes some work. You and your family probably spend a lot of time outside enjoying the pool. You cannot imagine not having the pool and want to ensure it stays in good condition. You make sure to have the filters cleaned regularly, make sure it is properly cleaned at least weekly, and maintain the proper chemical balance in the water. However, at some point, you may need to have it resurfaced. Here are a few signs it is time to contact a professional, like those at Hollywood Pools And Spas, for pool resurfacing.


While you may not be worried about a crack or two in the plaster or gunite in your pool, you probably should be. Even a small, superficial crack can allow water to seep under the pool coating and cause more damage. You may be able to have only the cracks and area immediately around them repaired and resurfaced. However, if the surface is weak enough to crack in one place, it is probably going to crack in other spots soon. It will save you time and money, and get your family back in the pool quicker if you have the whole thing done at once.

Rough Texture

People should not have sore feet when they get out of the pool. They should also not get scratched or develop brush-burns on their body from rubbing against the sides of the pool. The texture of the pool may become rough over time as the surface wears down, or it could be due to an imbalance in the water's chemicals. Regardless of the reason, if the surface is rough at all, it is time for resurfacing.

Uncleanable Stains

Anything that is allowed to sit on the pool's bottom or stick to the sides can cause stains. Most of the time, these stains can be cleaned off, even if it takes a bit of elbow grease. However, sometimes the stains cannot be removed no matter how you try to clean it. When this happens, it is probably a good time to resurface the pool. In fact, you should have the old surfacing removed too, do not simply have a new top coat material painted over the old stuff. The reason for the uncleanable stains could be algae growth behind the surfacing. This all needs to be removed, or it will just grow through the new surface, too.