Pool Resurfacing & Replastering
Over time, pool surfaces naturally deteriorate – flaking, staining, and cracking due to age, decay, and the adverse effects of natural elements. Fortunately, when the time comes to resurface your pool, ASP - America's Swimming Pool Company is here to offer an expert touch. Our locally operated locations across the country are best-in-class– utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and tried-and-true techniques to complete each job with precision. For two decades, countless homeowners have trusted us to provide:
- Quality craftsmanship
- Cutting-edge technologies and solutions
- Digital communication systems
- Experienced insights during free inspections
- Quality customer service
Don’t hesitate another day! Our team is willing and ready to resurface and replaster your pool with artistry and speed.
How to Know It's Time to Resurface Your Pool
Between bad weather, messy foliage, chemical imbalances, and algae, several factors can beset a swimming pool with aesthetic defects and visible signs of age. If your pool has seen better days, we are here to rejuvenate and bring it back to life at an affordable price point!
Signs Your Pool Needs Resurfacing
Some homeowners want to upgrade and redesign their pool for aesthetic purposes. For other homeowners, wear and tear are the primary motivating factors, making pool resurfacing a more urgent need. Here are some easy-to-spot signs that your pool needs a makeover:
- Flaking or peeling plaster
- Surface stains
- Structural cracks
- Plaster discoloration
Plaster Flaking or Peeling
Plaster flaking usually occurs when pool water sustains low pH or low calcium levels for an extended period. When left at a low pH level, pool water will dissolve a soluble compound called calcium hydroxide, and there’s no way to repair it without replastering the surface.
Surface stains can be caused by copper, calcium, and organic matter. If not quickly removed, plants, leaves, and grass can disturb the water balance and damage the plaster. Tree nuts/leaves with high tannin concentrations and certain flowers can also leave stains on the pool’s surface. Sometimes, these stains can be removed with an acid wash, but not always. If your pool is severely stained, your best bet may be to replaster the entire surface.
Over time, pool chemicals can dissolve a pool’s surface, creating rough and uncomfortable textures that can cut up your hands and feet. Pool etching is another cause of roughness, resulting from low alkalinity and calcium levels in the water. Etching will leave your pool plaster carved up with lines and dents. We can replaster the surface and/or smooth over rough spots by sanding, acid washing, or chelation. We can also proactively look after your pool to prevent such issues from occurring in the first place.
Structural cracks can have severe consequences and should be inspected by an experienced pool professional as soon as possible. Many factors can cause structure cracks, including shifts in the surrounding concrete, pool decking, pool coping, and/or pool surface. When concrete shrinks or flexes, it can also cause small superficial cracks called crazing. Crazing commonly arises when pool construction is performed in extreme temperatures or when a pool is not promptly refilled with water after a remodeling project is completed.
Unless routine and vigilant precautions are taken, pool plaster will gradually discolor over time.
Discoloration can also result from mistakes made during the initial construction. Specific causes for such discoloration include:
- Errors in plastering – Variations in water content, inconsistent thickness in plaster mix, or adding water while troweling (a process known as “wetting”) can disrupt surface textures.
- Leaving a pool empty – Allowing rain or moisture to wet a pool’s plaster surface before refilling it can lead to discoloration.
- Poor water balance chemistry – High levels of alkaline and calcium can cause scaling.
To solve these issues, we can replaster the surface or install a durable pebble finish that won’t discolor so easily.
Types of Resurfacing Material
Pool surfaces have various qualities and aesthetics that can complement your backyard in exciting ways.
First and foremost, pool plaster is highly functional: serving as the protective layer between pool water and the structural foundations underneath. It is the essential barrier that protects the underlying concrete structure from underwater damage.
Pool plaster is also aesthetically important. As a pool’s visible surface, plaster affects the color of the water, the ambiance of the pool’s surroundings, and the reflective quality of sunlight hitting the water. Offering various colors and designs for you to choose from, we are highly confident that you will find the perfect match for your pool.
If you're looking for a classy and luxurious finish for your pool’s surface, pebble is an excellent choice. Composed of smooth stones and round aggregates layered in cement, a pebble surface offers pool owners the option of playing with diverse color combinations to find a distinctive aesthetic.
Pebble is not only elegant to look at but also incredibly durable. Enjoying a 15- to 20-year lifespan on average, pebble surfaces are exceptionally resistant to chemical corrosion and stains. Although pricier than plaster resurfacing solutions upfront, pebble surfaces will likely save you money long-term by eliminating the need for routine repairs.
If you favor durability, concrete is another wise selection due to its ability to withstand wear and tear. Concrete is also quite versatile: You can easily paint the concrete surface any color and repair cracks by simply sanding and re-pouring concrete.
White plaster (a mixture of white cement and white marble) is a popular hybrid material commonly used for inground swimming pools. This unique combination offers an attractive finish that will not easily crack, decay, or discolor.
What Is the Best Resurfacing Material?
The best resurfacing material largely depends on your hierarchy of preferences and interests. Varying in terms of aesthetic style, durability, and upfront costs vs. costs of upkeep, each resurfacing material has its pros and cons. To help you make the right choice, ASP - America's Swimming Pool Company offers free consultations. Pulling from multiple resources and diverse design options, our knowledgeable pool specialists can help you find a material that best fits your unique needs and budget.
Repair or Replace?
Pools are one of the most treasured household amenities. However, time and exposure to outdoor elements can be tough on a pool’s appearance. If neglected or left unmaintained for even a short time, a pool can succumb to stains, cracks, and other structural and aesthetic issues.
Unless there are significant underlying issues, there is no need to demolish and renovate your pool. Instead of starting from scratch, we can rejuvenate and transform your pool’s original luster with a bounty of resurfacing solutions. Resurfacing can cover up the damaging effects of harsh chemicals, bad weather, and debris: replacing a stained and faded liner with a brand-new and immaculate surface.
Costs of Resurfacing a Swimming Pool
If there are cracks, discolorations, and stains on the surface of your pool, hiring a pool specialist to resurface and/or repair the liner is a crucial step to avoid future problems down the line. Pool resurfacing is not a quick or straightforward task. Many components factor into final costs. From the amount of labor required to complete the job to the types of materials you choose for your pool surface, the choices you make will largely determine how cost-effective a resurfacing project will be.
In recent years, the average cost of resurfacing a swimming pool has ranged from $5 per square foot to $7 per square foot. Our courteous team will remain attentive to your requests and budget to create a remodeling strategy that you can afford.
Resurfacing & Replastering Before & After Photos
Resurfacing a Pool Myself VS Hiring a Professional
Repairing a small crack or touching up a minor stain may be a feasible DIY task. However, if you are resurfacing an entire pool, hiring a professional with experience and knowledge is critical. From correctly mixing and applying plaster to sanding and recoating the pool, the labor-intensive process of resurfacing a pool can take months. These projects almost always involve complications that only experts can resolve. Our resurfacing technicians utilize industry-grade equipment and specialized knowledge to avoid mistakes and detrimental shortcuts that could jeopardize the job.
When Is the Best Time to Resurface My Pool?
A great time to resurface a pool is during cooler months when you do not plan on using it. Unless the weather is extremely cold, the winter season is ideal for restoring a damaged pool. Maintaining it during the off-season will allow you to maximize the benefits by enjoying it once the weather warms up.
The Process of Pool Resurfacing
Resurfacing a swimming pool involves 6 primary steps:
- Draining the pool – We’ll always check with local regulations on how to remove water legally.
- Cleaning the pool – Clearing debris and organic matter is essential. Once empty, we pressure or acid wash the surface to remove algae and stains.
- Prepping the pool’s surface – Our technicians will remove any hollow spots in the old surface and repair cracks when needed..
- Priming the surface – We apply a bonding agent to the existing surface..
- Finishing the surface – When the bonding agent dries, the new surface will be applied..
- Drying and refilling – Once finished, depending on the type of surface applied, the pool may begin filling immediately or you may need to wait 1-3 days..
Why Our Process Is the Best
At ASP - America's Swimming Pool Company, we strive to make renovations and remodeling projects affordable and hassle-free. When it comes to bringing a pool back to life, our skilled pool specialists never cut corners. Since 2002, ASP has proved itself as a leader in the pool industry. With over 250 locations in 22 states, we are now the nation’s largest swimming pool franchise.
Before entering the field, each of our Certified Pool Operators must pass background checks, drug screenings, and the National Swimming Pool Foundation CPO® exam. As a result, you can rest assured that our specialists are fully certified, insured, vetted, and prepared to handle any pool project like the pros they are.
Other Pool Remodeling & Renovation Services We Provide
While resurfacing pools is a big part of what we do at ASP, it’s not the only service we offer. You can be confident that we can take care of any pool renovation project with an unmatched commitment to excellence.
If your tile is cracked, broken, or stained, we have remedies. By replacing old and decrepit tile, we can completely renew the look and aesthetic of your pool. Our inventory includes a wide range of tilework with glassy, obsidian, and earthy tones to match any design vision.
We can also help you pair the different styles of tile with specific sections of your pool. Most pools have four different sections for tilework, including:
- Waterline Tile – This type of tile outlines the top edge of a pool, directly below the coping or deck.
- Trim Tile – This type of tile lines steps and benches.
- Spillway Tile – This type of tile is commonly used on the façade that water spills over as it cascades down a spa or hot tub dam wall into the pool below.
- Raised Bond Beam Tile – This type of tile covers the raised wall that stretches alongside a pool’s deck.
Pool Deck Remodeling
When it comes to remodeling a pool deck, the options are endless. We go above and beyond to devise a budget-friendly, time-efficient plan that satisfies all your design aspirations during our free consultation.
There are a vast array of finishes and textures to accommodate any style, such as:
- Poured Concrete Decks
- Wood Decks
- Composite Wood Decks
- Stone decks
- Tile Decks
Whether you are looking for something more affordable and functional or more durable and aesthetically dynamic, we have deck options for every customer.
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Dedicated to customer service, professional accountability, and personal safety, ASP - America's Swimming Pool Company has earned the trust and respect of countless customers:
Revamp Your Pool With New Resurfacing!
If your pool looks dull and needs a facelift, our team of replastering and resurfacing professionals can help. ASP isn’t your typical “pool person”—we are well-informed, happy to answer questions, and give you everything you need to have a clean, inviting pool. We adhere to a strict code of ethics, which includes offering a high level of service, treating customers with respect, and offering fair prices. If you hire our team for your pool resurfacing, you can trust that we will get the job done right the first time. ASP guarantees your peace of mind!
*Services vary based on location – consult with your local ASP!