A swimming pool is an investment, just like any other. It is not something that you buy and then get rid of when it doesn’t work anymore, it is something that requires regular maintenance, even upgrades, throughout its useful life. If you have had your pool for a while and are worried that it might require some major work, below are three signs that your pool might need to be restored.
Stains and Discolouration
The more you use your pool, the more discoloration you are going to notice over time. The vast majority of the stains that you see in your pool over time come from the chemicals and minerals you use to ensure that you have healthy water quality, as well as the leaves and other backyard debris that make their way into the pool. Sometimes, however, algae takes over, especially if your pool has remained dormant for an extended period of time. If this is the case, algae stains are notoriously difficult to remove, and it may be time to think about having the pool professionally restored to its original condition.
The Surface Feels Rough
If you notice that the surface of your pool is starting to feel rough and abrasive, and you can see that the gunite is breaking through, you need to call the restoration experts as soon as possible. Algae, heavy use, and unbalanced pH can all cause damage to your pool’s surface, presenting the potential for both leaks and damage to the pool membrane. Once the surface of your pool has begun to deteriorate, it is only going to get worse the longer you leave it unattended to.This might be a sign that you need to consider a restoration to get your pool back to its original state.
You Constantly Have to Add Water
The longer you put off repairing a leak in your pool, the more money you are going to be shelling out every month on your water bill. Constantly having to refill your pool is expensive, not to mention a waste of water. Waiting longer also means that you are going to end up spending more money on the repair. If you are refilling your pool far too often, you should bring in a professional to determine why that is. Once you are made aware of the problem, don’t delay. Have someone come in as soon as possible to restore the pool.
Your pool is an investment and is going to require periodic maintenance, no matter how well you look after it. If you notice any of the above three issues with your pool, it might be time to consider having a professional come in to discuss a possible pool restoration.