POOL RESURFACING IN CHANDLER
Pool Resurfacing Services
Swimming pools are designed to last for a long time, but not a lifetime. After some years, you will begin to notice signs of aging in your pool. These signs may include chips, cracks, or peeling paint. If you are like most Chandler pool owners, your pool is the center of your social life. For this reason, you should take immediate steps to take care of these problems before they become worse and cost even more. Pool resurfacing is one of the major expenses that worry homeowners but the longer you put off necessary maintenance, the higher the cost in the long run. The size and shape of your pool are two of the major factors that affect cost. Of course, the bigger your pool, the longer it will take to resurface, the more materials it will require and understandably, the higher the cost. The shape also matters because pools with curves are more difficult to work with than square or rectangular pools. Another consideration that will affect the price of resurfacing is the type of finish you choose. Whatever your decision is, our team will make sure you know all your options and stay within your budget.
It is common for our clients to upgrade their pool finish when they need to resurface. This creates a more attractive, durable finish. If you have a standard concrete pool, you may decide to upgrade it to Diamond Brite which is more attractive and can last up to 12 years. This is the most popular of the many finishing options we offer. While you are resurfacing your pool, it is a good chance to spend a little more and upgrade your pool’s appearance to something modern and very attractive.
Here are the basic steps we follow when resurfacing your pool:
Draining and Inspection
Before we can get to the bottom of your pool, it has to be fully drained and dried. We will send one of our crew to get this done and then conduct a detailed inspection to determine the amount of damage that exists on your pool’s surface. Once we have identified the issues that need addressing, we will test all pool equipment and make sure everything is working properly.
This is the next step that we begin after we are satisfied with our inspection. With your pool drained and dried, we can begin preparing the surface for resurfacing. Typically, we will first cover the entire surrounding area with a protective tarp to ensure no damage is caused to the surrounding pool area.
Once we have everything under a protective covering, we can begin sandblasting. This is a very dusty job but our crew will do their best to keep the dust to a minimum. The purpose of sandblasting is to remove the current surface of your pool and prepare it for the new finish. At the conclusion of sandblasting, we will thoroughly clean up the work area and remove all of our equipment so your pool area remains intact.
Tiles and Masonry
By this time, we expect that you have decided on a new finish for your pool. Of course, our team will provide you with “before and after” photos of each finish to help you make the right choice. Once you are certain about your selection, we will need a signed final agreement before we begin work. This is the point of no return and your decision needs to be absolute.
Masonry work can take a day or two and the tiling work takes approximately the same amount of time. Of course, this depends on the size and shape of your pool.
During this stage, our team will conduct a thorough inspection of all your plumbing fixtures and pipes to ensure that it is running smoothly. If we find any issues such as leaks, we will take the time to repair these before proceeding. This inspection process usually takes one day.
Acid Wash and Application of Pool Finish
Acid wash is required for the final cleaning of your pool. This creates a rough surface for the finish to adhere to. Another reason why acid wash is necessary is that it removes any foreign contaminants that could affect the adhesion of the finish. Usually, these contaminants are from chemical reactions caused by chemicals added to the pool to adjust its chemistry.
Once the acid wash completes, we will need to neutralize the acid before we can apply the finish of your choice. This is a very exciting step for pool owners since you will start to envision how your finished pool will look. Depending on the size and shape of your pool, we can get this done within three days or less.
A final acid wash will be needed to ensure that the finish is properly bonded. We will only use our specially trained professionals for this delicate task.
Filling the Pool and Clean Up
Before we fill up your pool with water, we want to be sure that your pool is clean. Although we make it a point to clean up after every work day, there may be some dirt stuck in the nooks and crannies that we need to get rid of. When we are completely satisfied with the cleanliness of your pool, we’ll give the go signal and let you do the honors of turning on the water to fill your pool.
Initial Water Treatment
The initial water treatment ensures that your new finish lasts a long time. This process can take up to a week since constant adjustments will need to be made to make sure everything is perfect. If you decide to work with your pool service crew during this step, we will gladly work with them. What is important to us is that your pool resurfacing stands the test of time.
As these seven steps imply, pool resurfacing is not a project that you should attempt to do by yourself. No matter how skilled at DIY projects you may be, pool resurfacing is a job that needs to be handled by professionals. The moment you notice cracks or other signs of deterioration, give us a call for a free on-site consultation. We will give you an overview of the situation and give you the best course of action.
Summer time in Chandler is a lot more bearable with a cool, attractive pool at your side. Whether you are a swimming enthusiast or love having friends and family over for a pool party, there is no doubt that a pool is a great investment for your property.
Like any other investment, pools need maintenance–especially when they start showing signs of age and wear and tear. The longer you wait to fix these issues, the higher the chances of you losing your investment. When you see your pool losing its luster or showing signs of cracks and other damage, it may be time to consider getting it resurfaced.
Once you get your pool resurfaced by the professionals, you can extend your pool life to up to 10 years and even more depending on the type of finish you choose. Whether you are due for resurfacing or are nearing that stage, here are some details regarding the cost for materials and overall resurfacing for Chandler pools.
The Cost of Resurfacing Your Pool in Chandler
To help you understand the cost to resurface your pool, we will provide a free on-site consultation. This ensures that we know exactly what you need and can tailor the cost so you pay only what you need–nothing more, nothing less.
When it comes to estimating costs, the size of your pool is our number one concern. Another issue is the shape of your pool. Generally speaking, square pools are easier to work with compared to those with a lot of curves. Another consideration is the type of finish you desire. The most economical finish is Portland cement but this finish is rather dull and many homeowners prefer aggregate or other finishes that are more attractive.
For more information on the cost of resurfacing your pool in Chandler, give us a call and we’ll send someone to offer you a free estimate. No matter what kind of finish you are looking for, we will be happy to provide you with a close estimate so there are no surprises along the way.
What Finishes are Available for My Pool?
Many factors will influence the kind of pool finish you select for your pool. For one, the aesthetic appeal of the finish matters. Another factor is the color and style and how they fit in with the rest of our home décor and of course, your personal preference also plays a role.
Here are some of the most popular finishes:
- Diamond Brite – This aggregate finish is a combination of Portland cement that is modified with polymers and blended with quartz crystals.
- Pebble Aggregates – Some of these variations include PebbleTec and PebbleSheen.
- Glass Tiles – This is one of the most attractive finishes that homeowners love and is available in a variety of colors and shapes.
- BeadCrete and Hydrazzo
Chandler Pool Resurfacing – For the Diamond Brite finishes, there are a variety of color options to choose from including Aqua Quartz, Super Blue, and Cool Blue. Aside from the attractiveness of this finish, Diamond Brite is also known to be durable, lasting up to 12 years or more before starting to fade and lose its luster. Maintenance of this finish is also fairly inexpensive, involving an acid wash every five years. The cost for Diamond Brite finish can range from $5,000 to $10,000 depending on the color choice. It is recommended to choose lighter colors that are more durable.
The Pebble Aggregate finish offers one of the most natural finishes among the three choices. It has a darker appearance than the other finishes. Some of the popular variations for Pebble Aggregate include PebbleTec, PebbleSheen. Color options such as Slate Blue, Black Marble, Tropical Breeze, Seafoam Green, and Soft White are the most popular among our clients.
Glass tiles are considered one of the most expensive among all finishes but they can create a spectacular effect on your pool, giving it a high-class appearance. Usually, glass tiles are placed as highlights on portions of the pool like the steps or the waterline. However, some homeowners choose to have their entire pool resurfaced with glass tiles which can be as expensive as constructing a new pool. Generally speaking, the cost of glass tiles is $30 to $50 per square foot of glass. Although being quite expensive, glass tiled pools last the longest and are easily repaired.
The color choice of your finish can have a great effect on water appearance. For example, some light-colored versions of Diamond Brite finishes can cause the water to appear aqua blue. You can also enhance the appearance of your pool by adding underwater lights which highlight the appearance of the pool finish.
PebbleTec and PebbleSheen-What is the Difference?
PebbleTec and PebbleSheen are both made by the same company but differ in several ways. According to the manufacturers of this finish, PebbleSheen is one of the best-selling finishes they have. This finish is created by blending small pebbles which gives a smoother finish compared to PebbleTec. PebbleTec has a more natural appearance but also has a rough texture which may make it non-slip.
To enhance either of the two finishes, it is common to augment them with the Shimmering Sea. This adds an amazing brilliance to the appearance of the pebbles. Both PebbleTec and PebbleSheen are known to be long-lasting and are a good investment for any pool.
More Details Concerning Pool Refinishing
As you have noticed, pool resurfacing is a process that requires meticulous attention to detail and expertise. The process can take more than a few days to complete starting with draining and drying the pool.
To prepare your pool for the new finish, our team will clean your pool thoroughly including the walls, floor, and steps. Everything needs to be perfectly clean before we can proceed. If we notice any cracks or other damage during our inspection, we will repair these before proceeding to refinish. This is an important step to ensure the integrity of the final finish.
Once the prepping is complete, we can begin to mix and pour cement on the areas that require repair. With every little crack and cranny repaired, we can start applying the finish of your choice.
Maintaining Your Pool to Last a Lifetime
Chandler Pool Resurfacing goes above and beyond in all our completed work and we’d like the chance to prove this to you. If your pool needs immediate repair or finishing, resurfacing, deck sealing, or other pool-related issues, trust us with the job and you won’t be disappointed.
Never make the mistake of postponing pool resurfacing until the cost is so much that you are better off constructing a new pool. The moment you see chips, cracks, or other damage, give us a call and let us remedy the situation. The longer you wait, the higher the chances for chemically treated water to slowly seep into the pool surface and cause more significant damage. Chandler Pool Resurfacing is the number one pool resurfacing company in the area. Our team of professionals can get any job done with ease.
If you live in Chandler or the surrounding area, don’t hesitate to give us a call and we’ll arrange for a free no-obligation on-site estimate. We will take the time to assess your situation and offer you the most affordable solution for your pool.
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