An in-ground swimming pool is a major investment, easily costing between $20,000 and $45,000 dollars. With this kind of out-of-pocket cost, you want to protect your pool and keep it looking great for years to come. This means regular cleaning and making repairs as they arise.
What are some of the issues that might need attention and repairing? Here are three:
Spider Cracks in the Gel Coating
These are hairline cracks that appear in the pool’s surface layer. They are not a structural problem, but they are unsightly and often look like a spider web.
Improper pool shell manufacturing or installation can cause these gel coating cracks. Without proper repair, they will continue to spread and become an even bigger eyesore. A professional pool maintenance company has the skill to fix these before they become a larger problem.
Faded Fiberglass Shell
Over time, a fiberglass pool’s shell color begins to fade from wear and tear, chlorine and the sun’s rays. Your once sparkling backyard jewel now looks worn and tired.
Applying a new gel coat will bring back your pool’s original brightness and luster. This is a big job, requiring specialized equipment and usually means hiring the services of a professional pool maintenance company.
Chipped, Cracked or Loose Pool Tiles
The waterline ceramic tile on your fiberglass pool is affixed with a silicone-based adhesive and then grouted with silicone grout. Yet sooner or later, thanks to time and wear and tear, the ceramic tile will either chip, become scratched or loosen and start to fall off. Few things make a swimming pool look in more disrepair than missing pool tiles.
You can probably replace a missing tile here and there on your own using the proper adhesive and grout, but larger areas usually require bringing in a skilled pool maintenance company. It can supply matching tiles and attach them so that they stay in place and look great well into the future.
If you have a fiberglass pool in need of repair in the DFW area, then please contact us. We provide complete, caring, personable pool maintenance and look forward to working with you.