A pool resurfacing project is something that must be done every 5 to 10 years if you have a swimming pool. This is the amount of time that the plaster that is used inside of the pool is going to start deteriorating. If you did pay for advanced plaster, one that may have aggregate material, it may last 10 years or more. However, at some point, especially if it is starting to develop cracks in the plaster, you need to fix this as soon as possible.
There are some people that will drain their pool, and using products that are available at the home improvement store, they can patch the cracks very quickly. Where this may not work is if you are dealing with a substantial crack, or if the ground beneath the pool is beginning to settle. This can actually cause cracks that extend for several feet, and if that is the case you will need a pool resurfacing professional to come in. These are companies that are able to resolve any problem, and once they do, they can also do the pool resurfacing for you.
This will begin with an initial assessment which starts with draining the pool. The professional will then evaluate the situation, tell you what they believe needs to be done, and then provide you with an estimate. Once that is completed, and this may happen several times if you are getting multiple estimates, they will tell you how much it is going to cost. They are going to have to use a particular type of acid to remove any mineral deposits. This will prepare the surface of the pool so when the plaster is added, it is going to adhere to the surface very easily. Finally, TSP needs to be added to neutralize the acid, and then the plaster can be smoothed out over the surface of the pool to complete the resurfacing project.
Professionals need to do this for a couple different reasons. First of all, the acid that is used can be very caustic. You will need to wear gloves, and protective materials, as it can be very dangerous for your skin and eyes. It is recommended that you will also wear eye goggles. This will ensure that the acid will not damage your eyes. You also need all of the equipment that will be necessary to spread the plaster and make it level, and even if you have these materials, you are going to lack the expertise that a professional would have. The entire pool resurfacing process will probably take several days. If you are doing this on your own, it could take much longer. There is also the high probability that you are going to make mistakes along the way which means you may have to redo the entire process again.
There are so many reliable businesses in many major cities. There will always be those that are the best, and those that are going to charge the least amount of money. There are some cases where both of these will be the same business. You will only know if you have chosen the right company if you can get all of these estimates. The amount of time that it will take to obtain the estimates will be roughly 1 or 2 days. You will then look at the estimates, the materials they are going to use, and the timeframe by which they will complete the project. Although this is going to take a lot longer than simply calling the first company that you find in the phone book, you will likely end up with a much better result. It is also possible to save thousands of dollars on a project by evaluating all of these companies, one of which is going to help you.
If you do this correctly, you will end up with a very reliable business that is going to charge a reasonable amount of money. They will be able to complete the resurfacing project, usually in about a week's time. If all goes well, you're not going to have any problems such as leaking. All of the cracks will also be fixed. They will also ensure that the pool is filled, and they will check to make sure that the plumbing is also working.
Most of these companies to provide all of these services. They are full-featured companies, ones that understand every aspect of how a swimming pool operates. Your estimates and your review of these different businesses will always lead you to the best one. If it has been over five years since the last time that you did a resurfacing of your pool, it may be time to start contacting these businesses. This is going to extend the life of your pool, and also make it look literally brand-new, especially if you are using some of the best plaster for this resurfacing project.