Should You Resurface or Remodel Your Swimming Pool?
If you haven’t noticed – the weather is getting warmer. This means that the painfully long winter is over and it is time to enjoy some fun in the sun. It also means that you will be spending time in your swimming pool. But what happens when you pull back your pool cover and realize that your swimming pool suffered through the winter worse than you did? If this is the case, you are in a bit of a predicament, because now you have to make a decision – do you resurface or do you remodel your entire swimming pool?
When deciding between pool resurfacing or remodeling, you need to look at your budget. This is the first consideration you need to make. If you don’t do something, the damage will get worse, so not doing anything at all is out of the question, because it could effect the value of your home. If you don’t have the budget to remodel, you may want to simply drain and resurface. If you have the budget, you could have the perfect opportunity to remodel your pool and bring it back to life.
Also, it is important to determine whether or not your pool’s damage is worth remodeling. In some cases, your pool may need a simple coat or two – with no serious construction. Usually, a pool refinishing company will come in, drain the pool, wait for it to completely dry and then get to work. First, they will scrape off the old paint and patch up any major cracks. After that, they will put on the first couple coats of paint. Finally, they will put a layer of sealant on the top coat to make the finish doesn’t become damaged. If there is no sealant, the pool water could cause damage to the new surface.
Next, if your pool is especially bad off, you may want to simply call a spade a spade and remodel. How do you know if your pool is beyond a simple resurfacing? For one, you will notice major cracks – maybe even leakage. You can check for leakage by filling up your pool and determining how long it is takes the water to evaporate. If too much water disappears at once, there is most likely a leak – the water is entering the soil, which could cause damage inside your home. If this is the case, you probably want to hire a pool architect and remodel.
Lastly, when deciding between resurfacing and remodeling your swimming pool, you need to first look at the basics: your budget and how big the damage is. If there is minimal damage, you can probably get away with resurfacing. If the extent of the damage is greater, you may want to remodel. If you don’t have the budget to remodel and the damage is quite severe, you may be able to sign up for a loan to rebuild your pool. In the end, keeping your pool in perfect working condition is critical for the sake of the value of your home and the quality of your life.