Is your pool looking a little run down lately? If so, it may be time for a professional pool resurfacing. From unsightly stains to drops in water level, there are several signs that may indicate upkeep is required. Not only does resurfacing your Pebble Technology International® (PTI) pool keep it safe, but it also helps extend the life of your pool so your family can enjoy it for years to come. Take a look at the signs you should look for to help you determine if it’s time to resurface your pool.
Stains and Discoloration
This is often one of the most noticeable signs and a major reason why many homeowners decide to resurface their pools. Stains come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. While this superficial damage is usually not serious, it can detract from the overall aesthetics of your poolscape. Common causes of pool surface stains include chemical and mineral inputs, natural debris, and algae. If you see new or growing stains on your pool surface or have unsuccessfully attempted to remove imperfections, it may be time for a professional pool resurfacing.
How does your pool surface feel? If it is rough on your feet or the gunite is beginning to show, this is a sign your pool surface is deteriorating. Unbalanced pH levels in your pool’s water or increased cleaning needs can also cause pitting on the surface. Not only should rough areas be addressed for the safety of swimmers, but they should also be taken care of to restore the integrity of the pool surface.
When you take a dip, have you noticed cracks that have started to appear on the steps of your pool? Cracks in the pool’s shell are typically the result of incorrect design or construction. Your pool must be engineered correctly in order to withstand expansive or unstable soil. Other things that may cause cracks to show up include too much water in the concrete mixture for the shell, as well as leaving your pool unfilled over a period of time. Scheduling a pool repair as soon as possible will help prevent waste and get your pool back in tip-top shape.
Do you have a tile pool surface? If so, it’s important to regularly inspect for corroding grout. If it looks like the grout between your tiles may be wearing out, it might be time for a resurface. In addition to looking a bit rundown, gaps between tiles can cause safety hazards like cuts and scrapes. Tiles falling off the surface of your pool is another sign that the grout has worn down and needs to be replaced.
Is your backyard oasis showing any signs that it’s time for a pool resurfacing? Every one of our authorized applicators is specially trained and licensed by PTI® to install our stunning pebble pool finishes. Search and compare preferred builders near you to revamp your poolscape today!