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Practical Reasons To Resurface Your Pool Before Summer

Having a functional swimming pool to cool off in during the upcoming summer months is priceless. However, a swimming pool should not just be functional; this space should help you relax and unwind, while also acting as your own cool haven for those hot summer days that just seem to go on forever. Keeping your pool in perfect condition makes it possible for you to take a dip in the clean and cool waters whenever you fancy.

Resurfacing your swimming pool before summer gets into full swing will help you achieve the above, and more; as it will be in perfect working condition.

If you have a pool at home, and have been flirting with the idea of having it resurfaced before summer, but haven’t quite gotten around to it, here is a list of reasons to get it done as soon as possible.

Aesthetic Appeal

Pools that have been in use for an extended period can turn into an eye sore due to the effects of wear and tear. Staining usually occurs all over the pool surface due to a variety of reasons. Leaves and other natural debris, minerals and chemicals used in maintaining pool water pH balance are among the most common culprits when it comes to pool staining.

Staining, which appears as a shade of red or green, due to the growth of algae is also commonly seen on swimming pool surfaces.

If you have tried all cleaning methods and solutions to clear any discoloration and staining to no avail, then it might be time to resurface your pool.

Resurfacing the pool will help give it a fresh new look. This will ultimately improve the aesthetic appeal of the entire property as a whole. If you intend to sell your property in the near future, resurfacing the pool will help improve its appearance and value as well. You should look at all of the benefits to decide if you should resurface or remodel your pool.

Usability

As summer approaches, the need for a swimming pool increases. If you have a swimming pool at home, consider yourself fortunate as swimming, playing or simply chilling in the cool water will help you get away from the high temperatures characteristic of this season. However, if your pool is pitted you might not look forward to spending time in or around it.

Years of regular use, unbalanced pH levels in the pool water and unexpected damage to the pool or its surroundings can leave the pool surface rough and pitted. This may force you to stay away from the pool and, as such, take the joy out of owning one. This may even mean that you and your family cannot fully enjoy your summer to the fullest.

Simply put, if your pool surface is pitted, rendering it undesirable, or simply making spending time in it unappealing then it’s time to have it resurfaced. This will get the surface looking new, and bring back the fun as far as spending time in the pool is concerned.

Cost Savings

Maintaining a swimming pool can be quite costly. You have to purchase a variety of costly chemicals to balance the water pH, as well as cover a hefty utility bill attributed to filling it up with water.

These costs usually sky rocket when your swimming pool develops a leak. First and foremost, you will have to top it up with water on a regular basis to make up for the volume lost through the leak. Furthermore, you will have to use additional chemicals in balancing the pH levels of the water every time you top it off.

To find out whether your pool has a leak look for wet spots in the surrounding area, identify regular and unexplained pH level imbalances in the pool water, cracks and loose or falling tiles around the pool surface and a higher rate of water loss as compared to the normal evaporation rate.

To find out whether the rate of water loss is higher than the normal evaporation rate, compare the rate at which water evaporates from a bucket and that of the swimming pool. If the pool loses water at a faster rate than the bucket you can assume that there is a leak.

Fixing the leak permanently by having the pool resurfaced will not only save you from the inconvenience of having to top up water levels on a regular basis, but will also result in substantial cost savings. You will no longer have to cover unnecessary utility and chemical costs brought about by the leak.

Improve Hygiene Levels

A dirty and unhygienic swimming pool is a perfect breeding ground for germs. Anyone who spends time in the pool faces an elevated risk of developing a variety of health issues.

Unbalanced pH levels in the pool water commonly associated with leaks can make your pool dirty and unhygienic. This is due to the fact that you have to add water to the pool on a regular basis to replace the volume lost through leaks; essentially throwing off the pH balance.

Resurfacing the pool will help eliminate the leak, and with it, facilitate the proper maintenance of healthy swimming pool water pH levels. This will ultimately make your pool cleaner and healthier.

It’s Cold Outside

Although you should not simply get your pool resurfaced because it is cold outside, this is the perfect time to get the job done. Most outdoor pools remain unused during the cold season; this makes it the best time to schedule repairs that might render it out of service for a while. Once summer is here, and all repairs are complete, there will be no reason to keep you from enjoying the pool to the fullest.

Call In The Pool Pros

The above information comprehensively documents the reasons why you might want to have your home’s swimming pool resurfaced. If you are interested in getting this project underway, before summer gets into full swing, call in a qualified contractor as soon as possible.

To ensure that the pool resurfacing job is completed as intended, and on time, it is recommended that you take the time to find the right contractor for the job.

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