A Tampa swimming pool can be an awesome source of fun and exercise for the entire family for many years. However, a pool needs maintenance to keep it looking great and functioning well. When a pool's surface begins to chip or peal, it's time to consider swimming pool resurfacing.
Pool resurfacing or refinishing may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be.
The first question many people as is, "How much does it cost to resurface a swimming pool? Unfortunately, there's no way to answer that in an article like this, because the cost to resurface a pool varies significantly from pool to pool. The cost of resurfacing will depend on the size of the pool and the finish used.
Some people (and websites) say you can resurface your pool yourself, but that is a big risk if you have never resurfaced a pool before. Fixing mistakes caused by inexperience often ends up costing much more than hiring a professional pool refinisher from the start. Even if you do a great job, chances are it's not going to look quite as good as if you had hired a professional. That's why for best results, we recommend hiring a professional pool refinisher.
Pool Resurfacing Experience
One key to a successful pool resurfacing project is to hire a professional pool contractor that is skilled and experienced with pool finishes. You don’t want a company installing a product they are not familiar with. Therefore, when you research pool contractors, ask them which products they install and how much experience they have with each product.
Pool Resurfacing Products
A second key to a successful Tampa pool resurfacing project is to use a quality pool resurfacing product. Grand Vista Pools, only installs Pebble Tec products. We are an authorized Pebble Tec installer, which means our installers have been trained and have extensive experience with this product. We believe in this product, and are pleased the Pebble Tec company offers a lifetime guarantee.
Pool Resurfacing Preparation
A third key that will set professional companies apart is the prep work done at the beginning of the pool resurfacing project. This is an aspect of the project in which you definitely don't want to take short cuts. If the prep work isn’t done well, you may not notice immediately but you certainly will down the road. We drain the pool, do an acid wash, and apply a bond coat to prepare the pool. The bond coat is important because this helps the new surface to stick to the pool (similar to a coat of primer when painting a car). A lot of companies cut costs by not using a bond coat, but this can cause the new surface to peel, dramatically reducing the life of your pool's new finish.
The effects of poor prep work won’t be visible until the pool contractor is paid and long gone. So, it's important to hire a company you trust to do the job right.
At Grand Vista Pools, we are committed to doing the prep work well, using quality materials, and having only trained, experienced professionals resurfacing your pool so you will be happy with your pool and its new surface for many, many years.