Having a pool in your home for you to use at your own leisure would be considered by many to be a luxury and something g that should be enjoyed by you and your family. Some people don’t even have access to any private outdoor space let alone their own private pool that they can enjoy whenever they want. And to be honest, your pool isn’t just a fun and refreshing way to spend a hot summer’s day with your family and friends, it’s also a decorative piece that completes the look of your garden and can increase the value of your home drastically. So its important that yo0u keep your pool looking as fresh and manicured as possible.
After all, there’s not an awful lot of point in having a swimming pool if it’s not going to look as nice as it feels to swim in. There’s also the other point of the pools maintenance and upkeep, ensuring your pool is efficient and retains as much water as it possibly can in order to save you money. With all this in mind the point is that your pool will need resurfacing on a semi regular basis in order to keep it looking great and structurally secure. So let’s take a look at some of the most popular styles of resurfacing out there.
Pool plaster is probably the cheapest, most readily available and indeed the most popular choice on this list. For most people, having a pool is enough and the prospect of paying a lot more for the job than is strictly necessary is not always the most attractive prospect for people who are just happy to have the pool itself to enjoy. Pool plaster is made up of regular plaster usually mixed with an aggregate, in this case usually quartz sand or marble sand to give the plaster extra grip without becoming uncomfortable to walk on. This gives a very smooth and seamless look to the surface of the pool.
The downsides to pool plaster are however evident with the lower cost in that the look can be considered a very bland and “basic” kind of look and may not necessarily create any kind of visual excitement. In addition to this, pool plaster does not holdup well with time and you will find after a couple of years that you need to replace it again, which can make the lower price seemingly not so attractive when you factor in the repeat applications over time.
Aggregate pools are in a way a next step up from pool plaster in terms of both appearances, they consist of normal pool plaster that can be of a multitude of colours and then small chips or pieces of various aggregate pieces are then mixed into the plaster, these can be river stones, quartz or marble chips or even granite or glass beads. This creates an elegant and immortal look that is not only luxurious but will also add a few extra years onto the life of the pool itself before it requires another resurfacing.
There are two main kinds of aggregate surface, polished and exposed. Polished aggregate finishes usually consist of very finely crushed chips of marble, granite or quartz which are then manically buffed to bring out a shine from the chips in the plaster. And exposed aggregate is usually glass beads or river stones that are mixed in a similar way to polished aggregate except they are then power washed with a mixture of muriatic acid an water to expose the glass beads on the surface.
For those who really want to make a statement with their pool and add a creative flare to the space and are not particularly concerned with spending money to achieve this should look into a tiled pool. This finish evokes feelings of Roman bath houses and elegant Greek villas which adds great aesthetic value and also a feeling of luxury every time the pool is used. A mosaic is made up of individual tiles of any shape and colour you want, which are then arranged into the desired pattern.
Tiled pools are also extremely long lasting and will serve you well over the years and if they are laid properly will look great for that whole time I hope this has given some insight in to pool renovations.