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Frequently Asked Questions


Above our workmen strip away old plaster to prepare the gunite base for resurfacing. Below new plaster is applied and smoothed to a fine finish.
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Q: With so many types of surfaces to choose from--plaster, fiberglass, Diamond Brite, Hydrazzo, River Rok, Colorquartz--which is best?

A: The best surface is the one that is correctly installed. The quality of the contractor and his work is far more important to the durability and lasting appearance of a surface than the kind of surface you select. A poor pool contractor can ruin the best materials.

Q: How can I be certain my contractor has the expertise to do the job right?

A: Successfully refinishing a pool depends first and foremost on labor intensive prep work. There are no shortcuts to good prep work; it’s either done right or it isn’t. Unfortunately, poor workmanship often isn’t detectable until long after the contractor is paid. As a result, some contractors take shortcuts, particularly those who lowball estimates. Therefore, it's wise to select a contractor who has established a reputation for quality. Check on your contractor with sources like the Better Business Bureau. You can also ask for references, although specify you want people whose pools were refinished two years ago or more.

Q: What is the best way to comparison shop once I identify several reputable contractors?

A: Tell the contractors you have budgeted a certain amount to repair your pool and ask them to make recommendations. Tell them you’re looking for best results, not price shopping.

Q: Will a darker bottom pool hold more warmth than a lighter bottom pool?

A: Yes, anytime a pool is darker in color, it attracts more warmth from sunlight and extends your swim time.

Q: What time of year, if any, is better to have a pool refinished?

A: Northern California’s temperate climate allows pool construction and refinishing to occur year round. However, Spring is a hectic time of year for the pool industry. Scheduling a contractor some other season of the year ensures your project is not competing with others for attention.

To arrange for a free consultation and estimate,
call us at (916) 372-4500.

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