Swimming pool resurfacing has many forms.
Plaster Swimming Pool Resurfacing
There is the traditional method of having a contract re-plaster your entire swimming pool for about $8K-12K. This is a very expensive proposition and is not expected to last as long as your original swimming pool surface. You will also find that the warranties offered are usually very weak.
Fiberglass Swimming Pool Resurfacing
This involves fiberglass matting that is adhered to the sides of your plaster pool and then coated with a marine gel coat. The only problem is that a gel coat was never intended to be used as a retrofit in a swimming pool resurfacing project. It simply won’t be able to withstand pressure the way your original surface did. Gel coats are rigid and are not very forgiving when under stress. This is why spider cracks may appear shortly after installation. Gel coats are also highly highly toxic in nature.
Epoxy Based Swimming Pool Resurfacing
A true marine approved epoxy forms a chemical and physical bond that is ideal for swimming pool resurfacing projects. Epoxies are also flexible and can withstand hydrostatic pressure better than most applications. UltraGuard is offered as an epoxy based DIY swimming pool resurfacing product and can be done by even the most novice user. Our cost is about half that of a traditional plaster pool resurfacing and we have a very aggressive warranty. Contact us for more info.