What Is Pool Resurfacing?

Have you got an older pool that’s beginning to show signs of wear? Over time, the interior of any pool can start to become discoloured or dull. Depending on the surface, areas of roughness may develop, or small leaks appear. In all these situations, pool resurfacing can help. Pool resurfacing, as the name suggests, involves recovering the inner pool area to provide a smoother, more durable and better-looking surface.

Read on to discover the advantages of resurfacing your pool, the types of resurfacing options that are available and what to expect whilst your pool is being resurfaced.


The Advantages Of Resurfacing Your Pool

Your Pool Will Look Transformed

There’s little doubt that resurfacing an old pool can transform its looks. If you want a modern, attractive pool that’s a joy to spend time in, resurfacing is a cost-effective solution.

A Safer Pool

A fresh interior leaves your pool smooth surface smooth, minimizing the risk of scrapes or grazes, as well as making the pool walls hostile to the growth of biological contaminants.

Prolong The Life Of Your Pool

Ensuring the liner is in top condition prevents water from penetrating where it shouldn’t, helping your pool to last longer.

Improve The Value Of Your Property

A pool in good condition is an asset that can significantly boost the value of your property.


The Types Of Resurfacing Options Available:


If you want an attractive interior that’s also durable and resistant to changes in temperature and water, tiles are a great option. Pool tiles are made with a smooth finish and a non-porous glaze that ensures they won’t easily fade, crack or discolour. Pool tiles are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes and designs, giving you plenty of design options.


The most economical of pool liners, modern vinyl liners are durable, smooth (so great underfoot and also resistant to the growth of algae) and suitable for almost any type of pool. Provided the pool chemistry is kept balanced, vinyl liners can last ten to fifteen years or more.

Stones Or Pebbles

For homeowners who love a natural-looking swimming pool, resurfacing it with stones or pebbles can provide a stunning solution to a worn or faded pool interior. Pebbles or stones are normally applied to the surface of a concrete pool. This isn’t the cheapest option, but it does provide stunning results and will last for decades.


This is a liquid pool surfacing compound made from polyethylene that’s sprayed onto the interior of the pool. Available in a range of attractive designs, Eco-Finish provides a tough, smooth, non-porous coating that’s also lightweight. If applied correctly, you can expect Eco-finish to last 7-10 years. It’s a favourite for use with fibreglass pools.


What To Expect When You Get Your Pool Resurfaced

First, a pool professional should come out to inspect your pool. This inspection gives them the information they need to recommend a suitable choice of resurfacing method, as well as point out if there is any additional remedial work that needs completing as part of the pool upgrade.

If you’re happy with what’s recommended, your pool team will schedule the work and get the job completed. Pool professionals will offer a complete solution to the project – from emptying your pool through to repairing and resurfacing the pool, refilling it and making sure the pool surround is left in pristine condition, a good pool professional should make sure every aspect of the project is completed to the very highest standard.

To find out more about the benefits of resurfacing your pool, call the professional pools team at Ideal Pools on (1300) 792369.

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