5 Signs That Your Pool Needs Resurfacing

After around 10 years, pool surfaces can start to show common signs of aging that are aesthetically unappealing, uncomfortable for swimmers, and degrading to the value of your pool. If this is the case for your pool, don’t fear, there are a number of modern options for pool resurfacing that will give your pool the updated look and feel you want. While many people will resurface their pools because they are old, or they simply want to give them a new look, there are some common signs that can indicate it’s more of a necessity rather than a want. Here are five signs that it’s time to resurface your swimming pool.


Stains really age a pool, making it look unappealing even when it’s clean. Caused by a variety of factors including an excess in chemicals, metals in the water (such as from an old pool heater), natural debris like leaves as well as algae, stains come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Generally, a stain on your pool’s surface is superficial damage and often more annoying than serious. However, if stains grow in size or quantity, or if repeated attempts to clean up and remove your stains are unsuccessful, it’s time to resurface your pool.

Rough Areas

How does your pool surface feel? If it feels rougher than you think it should that’s a huge sign that your pool surface is deteriorating, and it will only get worse. Rough spots occur over time when the pool surface wears down. Often caused by a chemical imbalance (pH levels), unexpected damage, or if the pool surface was not properly installed in the first place, rough areas should be addressed for the safety of swimmers, the integrity of the pool surface, and the overall appearance of the pool.

Corroded Tile Grout

Tiled pool surfaces can stand the test of time and last longer than many other pool surface. However, if not cared for properly, the grout can show signs of aging and can eventually corrode causing tiles to come away from the adhesive. This is generally the result of poor installation but ruptured tiles can cause injury to swimmers, and look very unappealing.

Small Cracks or Large Structural Cracks

Look carefully for cracks in your pool’s surface. Certain types of cracks that resemble spider webs are typically a response to sudden temperature changes, and they may enlarge already existing surface cracks. Generally, there is no reliable way to get rid of these cracks resurfacing is often the only solution. Unlike small cracks which may be hard to spot, structural cracks are virtually impossible to miss. These cracks occur not only within the surface, but also within the structure and these aren’t merely a cosmetic issue, they can cause lasting damage to your swimming pool and should therefore be addressed as soon as possible.

Unexplained Drop in Water Level

How well is your pool holding water? The likelihood of a worn out or damaged pool surface leaking water is very high. Much like a deteriorating surface, pool leaks will only get worse if left unaddressed. That also means your water bill will keep going up until a full resurfacing is done.

Whether you are currently dealing with stains, structural cracks, or a generally tired appearance, it’s time to get your pool back in top shape. The better you care for your swimming pool, the more use you’ll be able to get out of it and the more value it will add to your property.

As experts in pool design, installation and pool resurfacing in Perth, at Add a Splash Pools we have decades of experience in creating high-end luxury pools. Unfortunately, we have also encountered a lot of pools with poor construction, inadequate pool service and general issues that degrade the pool surface. That’s why we partner with pool owners to help breathe new life into tired old pools and restore them with the highest level of quality so they can continue to be enjoyed for years to come. If you are experiencing an issue, please contact us today and we will arrange for one of our friendly technicians to come out and take a look