In this article we will explain what needs to be done to resurface a concrete, in-ground pool. A well built, in-ground pool can last for 50 years or more but over the course of time it’s possible that the surface will become rough or discoloured.
The solution to this is either to have a liner laid inside the swimming pool or to resurface the pool with marble plaster, or Marbline as it’s also known.
It is possible that someone with the appropriate skills could resurface their own pool themselves but realistically most people are going to look to a professional to do the job for them.
We can help find a skilled pool professional in your area; just use the link at the top of this article.
Of course the first thing that has to be done is that the pool is drained. Before this is done, it’s wise to check the condition of the surrounding area. If the water table is high then water pressure in the surrounding area may cause the pool to begin to lift out of the ground.
To begin to resurface the pool all the old plaster has to be chipped off, probably using pneumatic tools.
When the plaster has been entirely removed the concrete structure of the pool has to be washed down with a solution of Muriatic acid. That solution has to be then rinsed off and all the debris cleared away.
Pools are resurfaced with a mixture of plaster cement and marble dust. The first coat that is applied is known as the scratch coat. In order not to leave footprints in the pool surface, the people applying this coat wear spiked shoes.
It’s important to get the plaster laid as quickly and evenly as possible so generally a team of men will be working to achieve this.
Two more coats of marble dust and plaster are applied and the surface finish worked up.
When the resurfacing has dried, the pool can be refilled.
Even if your pool is just a few years old, you might be surprised at how many new ideas and technologies there are now available to improve the experience of running and enjoying your own swimming pool.
A MultiCyclone unit works as a pre-filter between the pump and the main filter. Trapping particles before they reach the sand filter, it reduces the amount of backwashing that you need to do and so saves energy, water and cuts down on your chemical use.
Triogen UV water treatment uses ultraviolet light to kill 99% of water borne organisms and so reduces your need for chlorine.
The BADU EasyFit pump is 20% more efficient than most other popular pool pumps and can be installed to replace almost any other pump without the need for expensive re-plumbing.
EVA Optic LED lighting is not only incredibly efficient compared to traditional pool lighting, the units are also engineered specifically to withstand moisture, heat and chlorine. If you attach a DMX controller to the LEDs then you can program in an infinite range of coloured, mood lighting effects.
These are just a few of the new products that you might take the opportunity of installing while your pool is being resurfaced.
We can help you find a pool professional with the appropriate skills and experience who is right for you. All pools are different but you should probably expect them to give you a quote for resurfacing your pool somewhere between £5,000 and £10,000 for the average family pool. There is a link at the top of this article that can get that process underway.
We hope this article has been of use to you. There are many more articles on this site that will give you information on almost every aspect of your pool.