Pool resurfacing San Diego? You’ve come to the right place. Bonita Pool and Spa can help you with repair or remodeling projects all over south and east county. These are a few tips for planning your resurfacing.
Your first consideration about pool resurfacing is deciding on the color of pool water you want. The color of your pool water reflects the color of the plaster, cement, or tile you use on the pool’s surface. So plaster, cement and tile colors range from light aqua to dark blue, and even browns to greys.
Before you jump into a color, though, sit with your backyard and take a fresh look around your yard. Pools of water create a calming, meditative environment and using tonal, monochromatic colors will enhance that feeling. What are the predominant colors in your landscaping and patio? Do they tend more to the greens/blues (green, lime, sage) or the earthy colors (reds, browns, yellows.) Pull the water color into the predominant range in your yard to tie your landscape together. If your yard is predominantly greens/blues, go blue. If your yard is in an earthier range, the greens make a better contrast.
Here is a handy chart to give you an idea of how surface material can change the color of your water. The pool finish is in the circle and the color it produces is to its right.
Pool Resurfacing San Diego Options
You have a lot of choices for surface materials – that is the material that covers the cement base and walls of the pool – from paints and plasters, to aggregates to tiles. In order of their expense, here are some options to consider:
- Paint: Pool paint is usually a mix of an acrylic paint with epoxy to harden it
- Cementitious Plaster: These are plasters containing finely ground stone for hardness; comes tinted which adjusts water color
- Rough Aggregate: Small stones, glass beads are some material that is used in rough aggregate
- Smooth Aggregate: This is simply ground-flat rough aggregate, much like terrazzo floors
- Pebble: Larger smoother stones than aggregate
- Tile: Tiles range from small glass mosaics to subway-shaped glass tiles. Glass is the longest lasting material & the most expensive on this list.