Redoing the Pool Surround: Tips for a Vibrant Outdoor Space

When summer rolls around, many people look forward to the pool season. However, it’s not enough just to look after the water and pool equipment, such as pumps and filters.

It’s just as important to take into consideration the landscaping around your pool, such as concrete surfaces or pavers that enhance your outdoor space.

Common problems with pool surrounds

As the snow melts and winter gives way to spring, it’s not uncommon to discover cracks in the concrete surrounding the pool, often widened by the rigors of winter. These cracks can be caused by ice formation or moisture trapped in the concrete.

What’s more, some undesirable stains may persist, such as leaf marks or mildew stains.

Fortunately, there are solutions to remedy these problems and beautify your pool surround.

How do I resurface a pool surround?

Step 1: Thorough cleaning

The first step in renovating your poolside liner is a thorough cleaning. Here’s how it works:

  • Debris removal: Use a broom and brush to remove accumulated debris, leaves and dirt.

  • High-pressure cleaning: If required, high-pressure cleaning can be carried out to remove stubborn stains.

  • Cleaning products: If stains persist, specific cleaning products for pool linings are available in store.

Step 2: Crack repair

Cracks in poolside cladding must be dealt with quickly. Here’s how to repair them:

  • Inspection: Carefully examine the surface for cracks.

  • Repair product: Use a repair product suited to your type of coating (liner, tile, concrete) and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for an effective repair.

Step 3: Refresh Color and Finish

If the coating has lost its color or finish, consider a touch-up to restore its original shine. Here’s how it works:

  • Painting: For concrete linings, a coat of special pool paint may be required.

  • Finishing: Apply a new coat of finish specific to pool linings.

Step 4: Long-term protection

To prolong the life of your coating and prevent future problems, it’s essential to apply long-term protection. Here’s how to do it:

  • Sealer or protector: Apply a specific sealer or protector for pool linings. This will protect the surface from the elements and pool chemicals.

Safety and Aesthetics Combined

A poolside surface in good condition is not only aesthetically pleasing, it also contributes to bather safety by minimizing the risk of slips and falls.

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Call in the experts

If you’re not sure what procedures to follow to renovate your in-ground pool edge liner, it’s advisable to call in the experts. At Prostationnement, we have over 25 years’ experience in maintaining and protecting in-ground pool liners.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-800-417-6215 or visit us to obtain a free estimate for your work, for personalized advice and further information.

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Summary table

For a quick overview, here’s a table summarizing the steps you need to follow to reshape your pool:

Step Description
Step 1 Thoroughly clean the surface with broom, brush and, if necessary, high-pressure cleaning.
Step 2 Remove unwanted vegetation from cracks and gaps.
Step 3 Seal cracks with a polyurethane concrete sealer.
Step 4 Protect the surface with a water repellent to prevent future staining and cracking.

By following these steps, you’ll be able to enjoy your pool to the full in a revitalized, radiant outdoor setting.