When you own a swimming pool you are going to want it to stay as nice looking as possible and make sure you take care of it properly to protect its integrity. Plaster has remained the most popular finish for residential in-ground swimming pools for decades, and it is still the most common finish today. However, today there are other options available that weren't always available in the past, with one example of them being exposed aggregate.
With this finish, the pool can have a fantastic look that blends into the landscape, but there are also downsides. For example, it can be harder on your feet and harder to keep clean. No matter what finish your pool has, you may find yourself looking into pool resurfacing to get your pool looking as great as it used to, or even to prevent problems from arising.
Paint can offer temporary help
If your pool isn't looking as fresh as you would like, painting the surface is something that can help bring it back to its better-looking days. However, one of the things you need to know about painting the surface is that this should not be considered to be a long-lasting fix.
You will want to have plans to have a more permanent resurfacing job done at some point in the future if you are to keep your pool in the best possible shape. There are times when painting can't help, such as when the plaster has started bubbling or flaking.
Plaster resurfacing gives the pool a fresh look and helps it last
If you are noticing that you are unable to get your pool looking as nice and clean as you used to be able to get it, or if you are noticing some bubbles or flaking beginning to happen, then resurfacing can help.
When the pool is resurfaced, it will be drained, cleaned, sanded, primed, resurfaced with plaster, and refilled after the plaster has dried. This is going to allow you to get more years of use out of the pool without worrying about those small areas of damage.
Aggregate resurfacing can stop damage and keep the pool looking great
If you see that your pool has areas where the exposed aggregate has come loose and now there are patchy areas, then it's time for the pool to be resurfaced. For the most part, the process for resurfacing your exposed aggregate pool surface is going to be the same as with a plaster pool.
More plaster mixed with the aggregate will be applied to the surface of the pool in the necessary areas. Once it has dried, the pool can be filled and you can begin enjoying the pool as soon as you want.