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Top Seven Questions Asked About Resurfacing

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1) How long does the process take?
On average, the process takes three to five working days.

2) Do you bring in heavy equipment to resurface the pool?
No heavy equipment is needed so we do not need to remove any sprinklers or trees and shrubs. Even your screen is left as is.

3) What choices do I have in material and color to resurface?
Although there are many manufactures, there are basically two different materials that are used. There are Quartz and pebble. Quartz is smoother material so easier on kids and elderly’s feet, cost less and has quite a few color choices. Pebble has a rougher texture, has more natural look and comes with extensive color choices. It is more expensive. 

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4) How do you drain the pool and where does the water go?
Most pools are built with a pipe called “deadline†a pump with a long 2-inch hose is connected to this pipe and the water is drained into the sewer system. It is beneficial if pool water is low in chlorine levels. Make sure this is done by a professional pool builder, so you avoid “pool popping†By removing water improperly you can destroy the concrete footer, patio, and screen. 

5) Do I need to replace my waterline tiles in the pool?
The answer is no if there is nothing wrong with the appearance of tiles.  We will use a process called undercutting as part of prepping the pool prior to resurfacing to make sure tiles, light, return jets are flushed with thickness of material used to resurface the pool. We can always clean and regrout the existing tiles if you want. But if the tiles are broken, missing, or stained and cannot be cleaned or matched up with your brand-new pool interior. This is the best opportunity to refresh your pool fully. 

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6) Do you remove the old surface to resurface my pool with new material?
This question needs a little more explanation. The old and the new materials are both cement and removing it will cost so much that it could become unaffordable to resurface your pool. What is done is to make sure every inch of the old surface that has become loose is removed. After that a certified and trained pool company will apply Bond Koat prior to the application of the new resurface material. This Bond Koat acts as a double-sided tape and adheres to old and new material. 

7) How much does resurfacing cost?
Cost depends on the size of the pool and the material used to resurface.