Which Material Is Used For Swimming Pool Resurfacing

Is the surface of your swimming pool showing some signs of wearing off but you don't know how to fix it? In this blog, we share some pool resurfacing ideas that homeowners like you can use. 

Fixing a damaged surface of a pool takes significantly more work and time than cleaning a pool. That doesn't mean if you don't have the right materials you can't restore your surface and have a sparkling pool that everyone loves.

But before we dive in, let's clear this right away: 

What is pool resurfacing?

Pool resurfacing is the process of treating the surface of your pool to improve its appearance. Put differently, it is when homeowners decide to replace the old and worn surface with a new one. 

By simply resurfacing your pool, you will be adding to the value of your property, and making it easy to sell whenever a need arises. Postponing or neglecting your pool results in increasing the number of things to fix, which will ultimately cost you more money.

What Is The Best Pool Resurfacing Material?

In most cases, when a pool's surface shows early signs of wearing out, the wise thing you should do is fix the surface immediately. Homeowners can use proper resurfacing materials and rejuvenate it to be appealing. 

 The biggest challenge most homeowners face is choosing the right resurfacing material. Why? Because they have no clue which material is best for fixing the surface of their pools, sometimes even after choosing the right material.

If you don't know how to resurface your, doesn't mean you should neglect it. Don't you know that neglected swimming radiates an air of sadness? Besides, keeping your pool green and disgusting can make your family sick.

Types Of Resurfacing Materials 

There are several resurfacing materials that you can use on your pool. In this post, we highlight three widely used materials for the surface of your swimming pool: fiberglass, plaster, concrete, and pebbles.

Let's examine each:

  • Plaster 

Plaster is the most cost-effective material for resurfacing a pool. Some homeowners choose white plaster because it is easy to repair.

 It is for this reason that most pools today have plaster. A drawback about plaster is that it is not durable. After a few months, it will start chipping, and you will need to repair it. 


Concrete is another popular material that most homeowners and public pools use. People love it for its durability, and for making a pool last for months, (or sometimes even years) before a need to resurface occurs. Plus, you can always paint your concrete in a color that you like. 

The only disadvantage is that most people find mixing and pouring concrete difficult. Hence, they would rather hire someone who has been doing it for years to handle it. 


Fiberglass is another popular material for resurfacing a swimming pool. People love it for its resistance to shifts in the ground. The only drawback about using fiberglass is that it is not easy to apply it on your own. You will need to hire a swimming pool contractor to help you out. 

Fiberglass is the only material that can last you years. It can last longer than concrete or plaster. Other than that, fiberglass absorbs fewer chemicals, making it one of the safest resurfacing materials. Fiberglass resists algae stains, too. When done right, you will have a sparkling pool likely to last years.

Use tiles 

Still not sure what is the best pool resurfacing material? Tiling is another way for restoring the surface of your pool. You start by applying a scratch coat, laying down a solid foundation with tiles, then put grout in between the tiles. The only disadvantage is that tiling can be quite expensive and time-consuming.

What else to use?

Let's say you notice that there is no need to use one of the materials mentioned above. What now? You can choose to paint the surface instead of resurfacing it with concrete, fiberglass, or plaster materials. But don't do this without peeling off the old paint. Types of paints that you can consider using include acrylic paint or epoxy paint. Both can last you up to seven years!

If you are still not sure what is the best pool resurfacing material, reach out to us today! One of our experts will be on standby to help you. 

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