CATHEDRAL CITY POOL RESURFACING
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Cathedral City Pool Resurfacing Pros takes your pool resurfacing and remodeling to the next level with our experience and craftsmanship to make your pool dreams a reality in Cathedral City. Our team of experts have many years of industry experience in pool resurfacing to give you the custom results and long-lasting results you deserve.
Pool resurfacing or refinishing may sound overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be. The cost to resurface a pool varies quite a bit since all pools are not alike. The cost will depend on the size of the pool, it’s shape, and the finish used.
Some pool owners believe that you can resurface a pool yourself, but that is a big risk if you have never resurfaced a pool before. Fixing mistakes due to inexperience could end up costing you much more than if you had hired a professional pool resurfacing contractor from the start. And even if you do a good job, chances are it’s not going to look quite as good as if you had hired a professional. That’s why for the best results, we recommend that you hire a professional pool resurfacer in Cathedral City.
Our pool remodeling team can remodel, repair, or resurface any existing pool or spa. Whether your pool needs to be re-plastered or retiled, new plumbing, decking, or updated energy-efficient equipment, our professional pool remodeling team is ready to help!
Here Are The Steps Needed To Resurface Your Pool:
We will first access your pool’s central pump system and switch it over to the “drain” or “backwash” setting. In some cases, we will make use of a submersible pump to evacuate the water out of the pool. We cannot begin resurfacing until the pool has been completely emptied and dried.
During this process, we will direct the runoff water somewhere where it won’t cause flooding, oversaturation or other complications. The time it takes to drain your pool may take several hours depending on the size of your pool.
Once the entire pool has become completely dry, we will scan for cracks, crumbling, blistering and other deterioration. These types of marks may indicate a more immediate issue with the pool’s plumbing or in-ground foundation. We will also cover the pool area with tarps to keep it clean during the sandblasting operation.
Plaster, fiberglass and composite finishes must be sandblasted and otherwise chiseled away to the underlying concrete in order to provide a better hold for the new material. Sandblasting etches the existing surface, making it rough enough for bonding, but smoother than if it were chipped out.
3) Cement and Masonry Tiles:
High-end pools sport an impressive look when resurfaced with materials like pebble concrete, quartz or ceramic tile. These types of materials offer a durable lining that resists algae, stains, and chemical-related damage. Our tile professionals are experienced in pool applications that are different from interior tile installation since your pool tile will be continually be exposed to the outside elements, chemicals, and water. This step usually takes two to three days, while masonry typically takes 24 to 48 hours.
4) Inspecting the Plumbing:
Now we will conduct a complete inspection of your pools’ pump and plumbing system. We will be looking for any leaks, whether obvious or hidden. Also, we will test the resiliency of any plastic PVC parts. Typically, this process will take a full day.
5) Acid Wash and Applying the Pool Finish:
Acid etching is required on bare masonry surfaces like concrete or plaster. It is also effective for removing chalky residue and hard mineral deposits on a previously coated pool. Acid washing opens millions of tiny pores which allow the subsequent coating to penetrate, thus creating a secure cohesive bond. The main purpose of a drain and acid wash is to remove stains, scale, and calcium from the floor and corners of your pool bed.
After the acid wash, it is essential that the acid is completely neutralized through the use of an alkaline soda ash solution.
The concrete is cleaned with a mixture of water and muriatic acid. Muriatic acid causes harmful fumes and burns on the skin and we have safety equipment rated to protect us from its effects.
6) Filling the Pool & Cleanup:
While refilling your swimming pool, we will spend a few hours doing a thorough, final cleanup of the entire pool area. Although we clean up after ourselves at the end of every workday, we want to make absolutely sure that there will be no trace of any dust or dirt left behind. During this time we will also perform a final inspection.
7) Initial Water Treatment:
The initial water treatment is probably the most important action to be performed to assure your pool maintains its appearance and life of your new surface material. Once your swimming pool has been filled completely with water, a sequence of treatments are required to be performed in order for the surface area to cure as thoroughly as possible.
Close monitoring and service is essential throughout the very first seven days of the pool treatment procedure. You may, of course, choose to have your own pool man to perform this extremely important step and we will be happy to consult with him to make sure it’s done properly. If your pool service specialist is not readily available or would prefer not to do these treatments, our team of experienced professionals at Cathedral City Pool Resurfacing will certainly be thrilled to do the initial water treatment procedure.
The Cost of Pool Resurfacing In Cathedral City
Unfortunately, without knowing many details about your pool, it’s impossible to make a meaningful cost estimate. Plaster, of course, is your least costly option. But it also has the shortest service life. Replastering your pool will add to the value of your home. If you have issues with your plumbing, electrical, or other equipment, that will increase the costs. Based on the age of the pool, if the craftsmanship is poor, or options that you want, the price will also vary. If you need replacements or upgrades in the plumbing system, that will add to the cost of your project. Think of these things as the engine and transmission of your 20-year-old car. A new paint job and interior are great, but you’d better take a look at these things just to make sure there won’t be any surprises later.
Remember, we do offer a free, on-site consultation, regardless of what kind of final finish you’re looking for. We will be more than happy to set you up with a free quote with no obligation.
What Are the Available Finishes For My Pool?
Any of the resurfacing options herein can give you years of great performance and natural beauty in any well-maintained pool. The following will help you to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each.
Here are the three most popular finishes:
- Glass Tiles: Homeowners often choose this option due to its stunning beauty and durability.
- Diamond Brite: Diamond Brite is a mixture of polymer-modified cement in an aggregate of Quartz crystals.
- Pebble Aggregate: This aggregate is available in many options including PebbleTec, PebbleSheen, Bead Crete and Hydrazzo
This fine pool finish is durable, pleasing to the eye and easy to maintain. Diamond Brite has all those qualities and more. Diamond Brite is permeated with beautiful natural quartz crystals, one of the hardest and purest minerals on Earth. These quartz aggregates are combined with polymer cement and non-fading Quartz crystals to create an incredible spectrum of colors. Diamond Brite is impermeable to harsh pool chemicals and the intense UV rays from the sun. The strength of the natural quartz resists stains and etching. And unlike plaster pools, Diamond Brite pools can be drained without being damaged. Diamond Brite comes in 17 different colors. Each one reflects the water, sky, and surroundings in a unique way.
Glass tiles can add incredible beauty to swimming pools. These are available in many shapes, colors and finishes, they can add class and elegance to any pool. Glass tiles are the most durable of all finishes we offer. Glass tiles can be installed in a pool’s waterline, steps and edges, water walls, sun shelf, and interior or on the outer walls. Glass is a wonderful choice for pool tile because of the way it refracts sunlight and reflects the movement of the water. The installation procedure of glass tile is a bit more labor-intensive, and this usually means overall higher costs. However, the results are spectacular and no other type of tile compares to it.
In the industry, a pebble finish is known as an aggregate finish. A common mistake people in the industry make is to call a pebble pool finish “Pebble-Tec” because that is but one brand of many. Pebble-Tec has the greatest recognition in the industry because it was the first company to patent the specific process, but just as in the case of quartz finishes, there are several manufacturers who make pebble aggregate finishes.
A pebble finish is obtained much like a quartz finish. Small polished stone is added to the plaster mix consisting of standard plaster and hand troweled onto the gunite surface.
Because they are made largely of nature’s stone, they all pebble finishes have a marbled or mottled appearance to some extent but no two pools look alike.
There are also exposed aggregate finishes that use larger river rock stone in place of the smaller quartz stone and gems. Popular brands are Crystal Stone and Pebble Tec. They give the pool a different look, compared with the quartz products.
We use only the highest quality finishes available on the market today. This ensures that your pool will be beautiful, yet durable and reliable for many years to come. We offer the latest by Pebble Tec, Pebble Sheen and Pebble Fina.
Depending upon what color scheme you use, there can be vast differences in how each one affects the appearance. Colored Diamond Brite, if applied in the lighter shades, can cause the pool water to appear aqua blue. Medium and darker colors will create a completely different effect. Another interesting way of enhancing the appearance of your pool is through the installation of underwater lighting.
PebbleSheen and PebbleTec - The Differences
PebbleTec consists of small river pebbles which are mixed with Portland cement and dye. There are many color and style options to choose from. Colors range from white to dark blue to black. Pebble Tec adds class and elegance to your pool, and it is a long lasting, dependable finish. It is a naturally non-slip surface, and being made of stone, is highly resistant to poor water conditions. Pebble Sheen uses a smaller pebble, around 1-2 mm in diameter, fused together in a high density and polished to a high sheen. According to the manufacturer, the fine pebbles and the process of application produces a look not unlike granite countertops and is available in 16 colors.
A Brief Summary of Pool Resurfacing
The first step of resurfacing a pool deck is choosing what kind of concrete overlay will be used. This decision will be made by the homeowner with input from a professional, but the right surface should have a non-skid element and be made from materials that will resist the chemicals commonly used in a pool. It should also look good, but safety and functionality should come first.
The pool and the existing deck surface should be prepared before the resurfacing job really begins. The deck should be cleaned thoroughly, and any cracks or divots should be repaired with a concrete resurfacer as long as these cracks and divots are only superficial. If there are cracks that go all the way through, the concrete itself may need to be completely replaced. To protect the pool system from the materials used during the resurfacing process, the pool is usually covered if not drained completely.
The old plaster from the inlets, lights, drains, and tile. This will allow the new finish to go on evenly. It is imperative for any paint to be removed by sand or water blasting. This can take up to one or two days. A bond coat is applied to the pool to prep it for the new plaster. The entire prep and plaster time can take three to four days. After the pool is plastered, it has to be filled with clean water that has a low metal and mineral content.
Properly Maintaining Your Pool is Critical
Cathedral City Pool Resurfacing is at the top of the industry among all of our competition, just let us prove it to you. We perform pool resurfacing, pool deck sealing and resurfacing, tile repairs, or repair and refinishing of your fiberglass pool.
Lengthen the life of your pool equipment with regular pool maintenance. Taking care of your pool will extend the life of pool equipment such as the pool pump. Regular pool maintenance keeps leaves and other dirt out of your pool, allowing the pool pump to work normally instead of being overworked and clogged by leaves.
Cathedral City Pool Resurfacing serves Cathedral City and all of the surrounding area. We will prepare an estimate on the spot if you just give us a call today. We will schedule an on-site consultation and make an assessment of the materials and time it will take to complete your project, at absolutely no cost or obligation.
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