How to Resurface the Pool at a Hotel or Condo

April 11, 2019 Written by: Nick Luisi

If visitors and guests are going to enjoy your pool, regular maintenance is essential.

There are many things that hotel and condo pool owners can do to ensure that their pools are in good condition. One of the most important is periodic resurfacing. 

There are many decisions that must be made regarding pool resurfacing including the materials that will be used, the “right” time to take on this project, and whether you should do it yourself or outsource this important part of pool maintenance to professionals like Sunset Pools & Spas (commercial division). 

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Pool Resurfacing Challenges

The reason that most use a professional pool maintenance company for resurfacing is because there are so many potential problems. Not only is draining the pool neccessary, but cleaning the pool surface area is an important step. For example, this requires using specialized wire brushes for stainless steel pools. Advanced equipment including chisels and jack hammers should be used if the pool uses plaster. The pool also needs to be cleaned using chemicals and acids in order to remove any mineral build up. These chemicals can be dangerous so invest in safety gear including gloves, goggles and respirators. Pool resurfacing can be challenging, obviously, which is why many turn to qualified pool maintenance professionals. 

Choosing a Surface for the Pool

Commercial pool owners have many choices when it comes to the type of surface they can use on their resurfaced pool. While many choose a standard plaster (which is typically cement mixed with sand or limestone), there are other resurfacing options that can be considered. Some of the most popular include resurfacing finishes that include pebbles (which make pool surfaces more durable, but rough), quartz (which is a stain resistant option that offers numerous color choices), and fiberglass. 

The Cost of Resurfacing Pools

The cost of resurfacing a commercial pool varies. Factors include the type of pool (stainless steel or concrete), the type of material used, and the internal surface area (costs are typically presented as a cost per square foot). Depending on the size of the pool, resurfacing can be quite the investment. Fortunately, resurfacing only needs to be done as needed or once every 5-8 years. 

Is your hotel or condo pool in need of resurfacing?

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