How to make a pool resurfacing (DIY)

Ned Kampmann

Pools can be a trouble when they are old. It takes ages to renovate them and you are going to pay a small fortune as well. At average pool restoration will cost you $20,000 and higher. Nevertheless, there are a few useful tips for those who want to save a good deal of money.

Tools and materials which you will need to renovate your pool.

  • Shot blaster, scarifier, washer.
  • Wet concrete patch, concrete float.
  • Diamond blade.
  • Tile.
  • Mortar.
  • Micro topping material.
  • Power sprayer.
  • Finisher.
  • Mask and special clothing.

Step 1.
What you need to do first is to prepare the area for future modifications. You need to get rid of rubbish and make everything clean. It will make pool restoration process easier.
For your convenience you can use shot blaster, scarifier and washer. Make sure to wear appropriate clothing and mask to protect yourself.


Step 2.
You need to have a pleasant area to walk over when pool restoration is finished. It is necessary to repair all the cracks you can find. You will need wet concrete patch and concrete float to make your surface smooth.
Pressure wash the surface when concrete is dry to get rid of dust particles.

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Step 3.
Now you need to do retiling. Ground off unnecessary tile with a diamond blade using angle grinder. Lay new tile. You may use glass tile which looks exceptionally attractive. You can grout the tile with mortar to make it waterproof and last.


Step 4.
Acid wash around your pool before you proceed to the following step. Do not do it without special clothe.

Step 5.
Now that your surface is clear it is time to work with the pool coating. This process can long lasting and tiring. However the final result will make you happy.


Step 6.
Now you are going to add texture. You will need micro topping material and power sprayer to apply it. This process requires you to have experience so try to start from smaller areas for practice.


Step 7.
To finish your coating proceed to spraying colour. It is better to spray it with a finisher. Try to start from smaller areas again to check out the colour and get used to this process. Be sure to put a mask on to protect your eyes.

As you pool restoration is not that difficult and you can do it yourself. Nevertheless it requires certain experience and time since texture, colour and concrete will not dry that quick. There are some steps which may be tricky but it is still a good way to save a lot of money.

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