Resurfacing Gunite Pools

As with your home’s driveway or roof, a gunite pool can degrade over time. That’s why resurfacing gunite pools is so critical. A pool’s deterioration over time is inevitable, especially if you subject it to year-round chemical disinfectants, pressurized water, and repeated freezing and thawing cycles.

Resurfacing Gunite Pools

Resurfacing gunite pools can fix issues like wear and cracks, and update and improve the look of the pool. However, you should include resurfacing in your gunite pool maintenance schedule, even if it isn’t required as frequently. Customers often ask Southern Poolscapes what they can do to bring their old gunite pools back to life:

  • How long will it take to resurface my gunite pool?
  • Is resurfacing gunite pools expensive?
  • How can I tell whether I need to renovate my swimming pool?
  • What are some solutions for reviving my aging pool?

While you can restore gunite pools to their former glory, that isn’t always the case. This is why pool owners should consider resurfacing gunite pools as soon as possible.

Signs that you need resurfacing gunite pools


Your pool’s water-holding capacity is important. A broken or worn-out pool surface has a high probability of leaking water.

“Did I not just add water the other day?” is a common question. A leaking pipe could be to blame.

Similarly, pool leaks will only worsen if you don’t fix them. Until pool owners do resurfacing gunite pools, the water bills will continue to rise.


What is the texture of your pool’s surface like? The gunite is showing through if it seems rougher than it should, and that’s a bad sign. There’s damage to the pool’s surface, and this is only going to get worse.

If you don’t balance your pool water properly, it might pit and damage the surface, which can lead to stains. If you have to clean your pool more often than usual, it could be because the chemicals are out of balance or the surface is getting holes.


A stain can come in a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes. When you find a stain on the surface of your pool, it’s usually little more than a minor inconvenience. When a pool stain is the first thing you notice when you go up to your pool, it may be incredibly inconvenient, much like a stain on favorite clothing.

The following are the most common causes of pool surface stains:

  • Algae
  • Leaves and other natural debris
  • Mineral and chemical inputs

If there’s an increase in the quantity and size of the stains, or if you’ve tried to clean and remove the stains repeatedly without success, you might consider getting a professional gunite pool repair.

Options for resurfacing gunite pools

When it comes to resurfacing gunite pools, Southern Poolscapes can assist you in finding the best solution for your needs. Our most common recommendations for pool owners are as follows:


Alternatively, tiles might feature glass, stone, or even porcelain. Pool decoration can occur in a variety of ways, thanks to a wide range of styles and colors. When it comes to durability as well as cleaning, tile is a great option. Additionally, it is resistant to ultraviolet rays, heat, fire, and frost. Naturally, these types of resurfacing gunite pools are the most expensive.

It’s important to fix and maintain your pool, but resurfacing gunite pools also gives you the chance to make your backyard oasis look better.


Compared to plaster, aggregate is a better option. Glass beads, quartz, or pebbles are blended with cement to create this substance. Depending on the smoothness you like, exposed aggregate (rough) or polished aggregate (smooth) are two options for aggregate.

Resurfacing Gunite Pools


There are three main ingredients in plaster: water, cement, marble aggregate, or white sand. Although white is the most common color, it can be dyed any color you like. Adding plaster is a low-cost way to add elegance and sophistication. It’s rough, though, because it encourages the growth of algae. It would be best if you did acid washing every three to five years, in addition to routine maintenance.

In addition to simply resurfacing your gunite pool, you can experiment with new materials like aggregates and tile to give the area a fresh look. To make your swimming pool a one-of-a-kind gathering place, experiment with a variety of textures and colors.

With these three modern solutions, you can turn your pool into a beautiful place to relax while also fixing any flaws on the surface.

Resurfacing gunite pools? Hire professionals at Southern Poolscapes

We hope our answers to your questions about resurfacing gunite pools have answered any remaining doubts you may have had. Our skilled professionals at Southern Poolscapes will be happy to help do these procedures. To learn more about resurfacing gunite pools, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our team is ready and willing to assist you in any way possible.

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