Guide to Interior Pool Finishes
Pool season is coming to an end in some regions and right now is the perfect time to start planning your pool upgrade for next year.
According to the Metro Area Home Improvement Projects report, homeowners are expected to increase their spending on home improvement projects across the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas in 2018, and resurfacing your pool is a great place to start if your pool is beginning to show its age.
There are a wide variety of options of interior pool finishes that vary in appearance, durability, and budget. How do you choose the best interior finish for your pool remodel? Check out these options to determine which one is best for your backyard pool.
Pool plaster is the original and most popular choice of pool surface finishes. White plaster, or marcite, can give your pool a clean appearance that is smooth to the touch. It is also the most reliable product for the money, when installed by a pool professional and kept maintained correctly.
Average Marcite Lifespan: 7 – 10 years
- Aggregate Effects
With the rise of popularity of pebble resurfacing material; the most innovative and trendy option for pool resurfacing is an aggregate pool finish. Aggregate effects are a type of pool plaster that can include a combination of stones, pebbles, shell, and glass beads to add customizable effects, colors, and textures. Aggregate pool finishes are a durable product that will capture the beauty and sparkle of your pool.
There is an array of pool finish categories to choose from when looking for aggregate pool finishes, and NPT offers an exquisite mixture of colors and textures that are sure to make your outdoor oasis come to life.
Average Aggregate Pool Finish Lifespan: 15 – 20 years
- StoneScapes® Touch of Glass
- JewelScapes® Reflective Series
Pool tile is low maintenance and customizable. From color options to patterns and designs, pool tiles can give your pool a look that reflects your personal style. The ideal pool tile will be made of porcelain because it is dense and does not absorb water.
NPT (National Pool Tile) offers a variety of quality tile products that is also aesthetically pleasing. A pool renovation professional can also help with any tile colors, designs, and combination recommendations for your pool.
Average Pool Tile Lifespan: 20+ years
- Lightwaves Tile
- Sea Ice Tile
Pool Liner Replacement
A pool liner is only as good as the materials and construction, so make sure you do not skip on quality when replacing your swimming pool liner.
When choosing your next vinyl liner, Tara Liners offers a collection of high-quality colors and patterns that can give your backyard a whole new look.
Average Vinyl Liner Lifespan: 5 – 7 years
- Emerald Bay Liner
- Paintrock Liner
Now that you know the basics of your pool resurfacing options take a moment to ask yourself these questions:
- What is my pool remodeling budget?
- How long do I expect to live in my current home?
- Do I need to resurface my pool deck or make other renovations beyond interior resurfacing?
- How is my pool being used? (This may impact the section of a smooth or textured finish.)
- What color water do I want?
There are many different resurfacing options to consider that can help give your pool a fresh look. When making your final decision for your pool resurfacing project, think about what’s best for you, your family, your home value, and your wallet. And remember, keeping the interior of your swimming pool and pool deck well maintained and in good condition is vital for the longevity of your pool’s surface and appearance.
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