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  • Writer's pictureSean Flanagan

Pool Resurfacing 101

Updated: Dec 14, 2021

Is your swimming pool in rough shape? Then you might want to consider getting it resurfaced. There is a lot of misinformation out here on the internet about pool resurfacing or remodeling. Today, we are going to clear up a lot of misconceptions that are untrue and give you a better understanding of what pool remodeling/restoration is really about.


1. What is pool resurfacing

Pool resurfacing is the treatment of a cement-like finish to the surface of your pool that will make it not only look nice but feel healthy as well. It's an economical way for you and your family to enjoy their outdoor space all year long, without worrying about costly repairs or replacements in the coming years since it is incredibly durable!

Pool resurfacing lasts roughly 14-18 years when done properly. It renews both aesthetic appearance and practical purposes The old worn-out surface of your pool can cause dirt buildup which leads to expensive maintenance costs over time. The pool resurfacing process can vary depending on specific job needs, but here is a list of the general steps involved in pool resurfacing.

Drain the pool completely.

Prep pool: remove old tile and damaged areas.

Tile and masonry: install pool tiles.

Seal: to ensure that the pool is watertight.

Bond Coat

Pool finish: installation by hand trowel new pool surface finish material.

Brush Clean Aggregate

Acid wash: this is dependent on materials selected

Cleanup: clean the area.

Refill pool: Homeowner to monitor until completely full

Warm-up: Startup Pool equipment, Install return jets and initial chemicals

Water treatment and surface curing: this warrants routine monitoring and service during the first 30 days of the finish curing.

2. Why should I resurface my pool

If your pool is old, it could be hurting the value of your home. According to a recent market research study, a well-kept pool could boost your home’s value by 7%, meaning that having a pool is not only fun for the family but beneficial financially too, adding value to your home. Having a pool resurfaced or renovated can keep your pool healthy and in shape for a future home value and appraisal.

3. How do you know if your pool needs to be resurfaced

If you are concerned that your pool is in need of resurfacing, there are some signs you can look for. Common signs that your pool is due to be resurfaced include growing stains, stains that are difficult to remove, coarse texture on the floor and walls of your pool, and leaking.

4. How long does it take to resurface a pool

Depending on the scope of work it generally takes 7-14 days to complete a remodeling job. We also take pride in ensuring that your pool is started up correctly once the pool has been completed. This is as important as the work itself. We are Central Florida's best pool servicing, repair, and remodeling company and our work prove it. We service the greater Central Florida area which means we are your nearest qualified licensed and insured pool company.

5. How do I properly care for my pool after it has been resurfaced

After spending a large amount of money to get your pool resurfaced, it would be a shame to let the new finish on your pool become stained or damaged. Luckily for you, Sea Breeze Pools has created a comprehensive day-by-day guide on how to care for your newly resurfaced pool. Click HERE to download the pdf. If you have any further questions, please give us a call, we are happy to help walk you through the process.

6. Who can help me with this project and what does it cost

Sea Breeze Pool offers remodeling options including resurfacing, tile, pavers, concrete decks, and concrete finishes. We are licensed to perform remodeling work in the state of Florida under our pool contractor license #CPC1458618. Our company is also properly insured under liability, workman's compensation, and pool pop. The cost of the resurfacing of your pool is dependent on a number of factors, including pool size, level of deterioration.

If you need a quote for resurfacing your pool, please give us a call or click below to fill out a form. Once you fill out the form, a Sea Breeze Pool expert will contact you.


Sea Breeze Pools services the following locations in Greater Central Florida:


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