Advantage Pools - REMODELING YOUR SWIMMING POOL
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There are actually many interior pool surfaces used throughout the world. Each has a different pool resurfacing cost. The three most common, and the three we recommend you consider, are plaster, "quartz" and pebble. Quartz and pebble surfaces were developed as solutions to the shortcomings of plaster. And they are. However, neither is perfect and like most improvements, they cost more than plaster.
A "pebble" pool surface includes pebble aggregate mixed in. The pebbles actually comprise the majority of the surface of the pool, with the obvious advantages; it is the most stain-resistant and most durable surface available. You can select from many different interesting colors, but it's a rough surface. It's hard on feet and on automatic pool cleaners. Pebble surfaces are about double the cost of traditional plaster. You can expect a new pebble surface to give you 12 to 20 years of good service with proper care.
Plaster is still the most common interior pool surface. People like plaster because they're familiar with it and it's the least expensive of the three pool surfaces. Most traditional plaster is white cement mixed with limestone or marble sand. By its nature, plaster has certain limitations; its porous surface is the most susceptible of the three to staining, bacteria growth and breakdown by the chemicals you add. Because plaster constantly reacts to water and chemicals, plaster pools "use" more chemicals to maintain a balanced water chemistry. Plaster doesn't typically last as long as the other two surfaces. You can expect a new plaster surface to give you 7 to 10 years of good service with proper care.
A quartz interior pool surface is actually a plaster surface with quartz aggregate mixed in. There are two benefits with quartz. First, quartz is a very hard material and since a percentage of your pool interior surface is now covered with a hard, non-porous, stain-resistant material - quartz - you have a more stain-resistant, more durable and longer-lasting surface than plaster alone. Second, people like quartz because you can introduce colors into your pool interior. Quartz costs more than traditional plaster. You can expect a new quartz surface to give you 10 to 15 years of good service with proper care.