4 Elements that can Damage Your Pool Surface

Pool surfaces protect the shell underneath from leaks and damage, plus add beauty and safety for swimmers. Most pool coatings can last for several years or more, depending on the type of surface you choose. However, every surface is impacted by certain elements, causing wear and tear over the years. Here are the top four elements that can damage your pool surface, causing aesthetic and safety issues.

  1. Sunlight. You may enjoy laying in the sun at your pool, but those UV rays can be harmful, not just to your skin, but also your pool’s surface material. UV rays can fade and breakdown surfaces, impacting the beauty of your pool.
  2. Poor chemical balance. If your water quality is poor due to fluctuations in the PH balance, it can harm your pool surface. You may notice pitting in the surface caused by chemical imbalance. This can cause the surface to become rough or wear through, increasing the chance for leaks,
  3. Algae and leaves. Algae that grows in your pool water and leaves that fall into your pool can cause dark stains on your pool surface. While a stain does not impact the function of the surface, it is unattractive.
  4. Minerals and rust. Mineral deposits, rust and chemical reactions to metals can leave green, brown or other colored stains on your pool’s surface.

If you begin to notice your pool’s surface is wearing through, stained or you are concerned you are leaking water, contact a pool renovation professional. They can inspect your pool and discuss the options for resurfacing your pool. It can protect your pool and make it look like new again – ask about pool surfaces that are designed to resist fading and last longer for the best value.

Posted on behalf of:
Somar Pool Service & Repairs
401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Is a Gunite Pool the Best Choice for My New Pool?

Gunite pools are the most popular types of in-ground pools in the country, along with their cousin shotcrete. If you are building a new pool, you may be wondering why these pools are so popular and if they are the right option for your home. While vinyl and fiberglass pools can be a fine choice for many, they do not offer the durability and options of gunite pools.

Gunite pools are created by removing the soil where the pool will be designed, and adding the needed plumbing. Once the plumbing is installed, the framework of the pool is created using rebar. The bars are spaced less than a foot apart and connected with mesh to make the interior of the pool. Once this grid pattern is in place, gunite is sprayed onto the rebar and mesh. This creates the shell of the pool which is later covered with paint or plaster.

The benefits of gunite are simple – it lasts longer and can be made any shape, depth or size. While vinyl and fiberglass are pre-formed, gunite and shotcrete pools can be designed around your home. You do not need to worry whether there is enough space to deliver your fiberglass shell or whether it will fit in your yard.

So is guinte the best choice for your new pool? Many people would say yes, but if budget is a concern, vinyl or fiberglass can be less expensive. But if you want an investment that will last for decades and has design flexibility, choosing gunite or shotcrete is most likely your best bet. Of course, make sure you choose a highly experienced pool contractor with an excellent work guarantee for whatever pool you choose.

Posted on behalf of:
Premier Pool Enterprises
3502 Sixes Road, #108
Canton, GA 30114
(494) 496-5579