If you’re reading this, congratulations on getting through another blistering Florida summer. When the sun beats down on us during that hot and humid time of year, our swimming pools become our sanctuary, an oasis in the midst of rising temperatures. And like anything of value that we own, general upkeep is an absolute necessity. With summer over with, some much-needed pool maintenance might be in order. Among these tasks might be the resurfacing of your pool. Today, we’ll be offering some key items to keep an eye out for to know when the proper time is.
On average, pool resurfacing should be done every ten years. However, other determining factors, such as chemical exposure, weather, and constant use, can sometimes warrant a more frequent resurfacing of anywhere from three to seven years. Of course, any sign of significant wear and tear is a sign that resurfacing should be prioritized.
Some Tell Tale-Signs
There are a number of warning signs that will let you know that you should resurface your pool sooner rather than later. Here are a few of them and how to identify each one.
Peeling Plaster – Typically known as “spalling,” this occurs due to a chemical imbalance in your pool and usually happens on the edges and on the stairs.
Stains – Stains on your pool’s surface that can’t be removed are one of the earliest warning signs that your pool needs to be resurfaced. Even if they’re minor, they should be dealt with immediately so larger problems can be avoided.
Rough Texture – When a pool’s surface begins to wear down and lose its structural integrity, you’ll notice rough spots on the floor of your pool. This is another problem commonly caused by a bad PH balance in your water.
Sudden Drop in Water Level – If you notice that the water level in your pool begins to drop suddenly, this is usually an early warning sign of a much bigger problem that’s developing. This is normally a sign of cracks, leaks, or faulty plaster. In any case, it’s best to immediately contact a professional to assess the damage and take steps to fix the problem and resurface the pool if necessary.
Trust the Experts at Stand Out Pools
While you can resurface your pool by yourself, it’s recommended that you don’t. Pool resurfacing is a delicate and difficult job; leaving it to the experts is always the best choice. It may take a few weeks to drain the pool and complete the job, but peace of mind is worth the wait. If you think your pool might need to be resurfaced, get in touch with us at Stand Out Pools at standoutpools.com.