Resurfacing A Pool In Florida: What Is Diamond Brite Resurfacing?

Resurfacing A Pool In Florida: What Is Diamond Brite Resurfacing?

Resurfacing your pool in Florida is considered mandatory maintenance at some point in time if you want to keep your pool looking and functioning great for years to come. Resurfacing removes the dull, cloudy appearance that pools develop over time. It can also repair broken or chipped areas on your current pool finish.

What Does It Cost to Resurface A Pool in Florida?

You can pick a finish that matches the style and décor of your home and landscaping without breaking the budget. Which brings us to a common question people have about resurfacing pools in Florida: How much does it cost?

Several factors influence the total cost:

  • The size of your pool and/or spa
  • The materials used to resurface the pool
  • Do you wish to add any detailed designs? For instance, would you like a certain pattern or mosaic?

The larger your pool is and the more detailed the design, the more it will cost. The largest determining factor to cost is the type of finish that you go with.

What is Diamond Brite Resurfacing?

One of the most popular options for Florida pool resurfacing is Diamond Brite, which is made from a combination of quartz aggregates and polymer-modified Portland cement. Considered the “standard finish,” Diamond Brite comes in several color varieties including Aqua Quartz, Super Blue, and Cool Blue.

Diamond Brite is more affordable than many other options, such as glass tiles and Hydrazzo. Despite its cost effective nature, it lasts a long time and offers solid durability.

How long does it last?

On average, Diamond Brite tends to last around eight to twelve years before it becomes spotty and starts to fade, a sign that it needs to be refinished again. You can help prolong the brightness of this finish by acid washing it every five years.

Make your water look bluer

One reason people love Diamond Brite so much is that it enhances the color of your pool water, making it appear a brighter, clearer blue – an inviting color tone for a summer swim. That’s because Diamond Brite offers a lighter finish, especially if you go with a color like Ivory. You could make an even brighter statement by adding underwater lighting elements.

What Is the Process to Refinish Your Pool? 

Before work begins, all water must be drained from the pool. Next, the pool is deep cleaned to remove any dirt or debris, this includes the walls, steps, and bottom of the pool.

If there are any cracks in the concrete shell, this is the best time to have them prepped and repaired. The goal is to make sure the pool is a solid structure, as any hollow spots or blemishes will interfere with finish’s ability to bond with surfaces.

Once your pool is prepped and ready to go, the crew can start working on pouring and scraping the plaster, spreading it evenly along surfaces. From there, the finish you have selected is carefully applied.

How Often Do Pools Need to be Resurfaced?

Some signs that your pool needs to be resurfaced:

  • It’s been over 12 years since the last time you had the pool resurfaced
  • The pool floor, edges, steps and walls have a dull or cloudy appearance
  • There are chips, cracks or other damages in the concrete shell of your pool

Resurfacing by Signature Pools

Florida pool resurfacing looks better and lasts longer when conducted by a team of experienced professionals using high quality tools and materials.

You can count on the experts at Signature Pools to get the job done right. Contact us today with any questions you may have or to set up a consultation.