Arizona Pool Resurfacing

If your swimming pool surface is looking old and stained it might be time to resurface the interior. Today’s pool finishes have improved in many ways offering you choices from a cost effective replaster to a modern pebble finish. Pool resurfacing is a relatively simple process, if other options are being added it might add some extra time to your project. Typically we can drain your pool and remove the old pool surface and apply a new surface within a five day time frame, however adding tile, decking or plumbing does take more time. White plaster is the most cost effective surface available to apply to your swimming pool, this surface is composed of a premium white portland cement with a pozzolan admixture to give the cement a higher strength, the cement is then mixed with a white marble dust sand and water to create the plaster formula. Plaster is a great surface to give you a cost effective fresh water look, but does require strict chemical attention, and is much more susceptible to surface stains than other pool surfaces with aggregate/pebble admixtures. Color can be added to the plaster, but doing so can cause problems. Once exposed to heavy doses of pool chemicals, colored plaster tends to streak or have increased instances of mottling, a natural, but uneven, graying of the white plaster. So until aggregate mixes appeared on the market, the color choices for plaster were limited. Quartz pool surface additives are gaining popularity due to the mid-level cost option and the durability. The addition of quartz granules to the white cement used in plastering brought about a revolution in the color scheme of pool plastering. Though quartz is an extremely tough stone–it’s harder than steel, according to Moh’s Mineral Hardness Scale–colors can be permanently bonded to it, much as color is added to floor tiling. For the less adventurous customer, quartz also provides the option of richer, more subtle and controlled colors, such as creamy white or bluish-green. As an added bonus, quartz’s durability meant the color wouldn’t fade or experience the same problems encountered by tinted white plaster. Pebble pool surfaces have earned the #1 spot in durability and the most stain resistant swimming pool finishes on the market today, early aggregate finishes were thought to be a rough texture, today the finishes have improved in texture and pebble sizes. A popular choice is to add colored quartz to the pebble to give it a unique blend of color with the pebbles. If you are in need of Arizona Pool Resurfacing please contact us to get a free estimate on your swimming pool.

Arizona Pool Resurfacing

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~ by poolcontractor on February 14, 2011.

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