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Over time, your pool’s surface will start to erode. At first, you may notice a few cracks here and there. Then you may notice small chips missing. Or you may notice that the surface is just rougher than it once was. Eventually, those small imperfections will start spreading, and the surface of your pool will be in total disarray. You won’t like looking at the pool, and you may not even like swimming in it.

Budget-friendly pool resurfacing options in Arizona

You don’t have to buy a whole new pool when this happens; you just need to invest in pool resurfacing. Think of it like repainting your kitchen when it looks dingy or putting new tile in the bathroom when the old stuff is moldy and cracking. You are just giving the surface a new coat to make the whole thing look like new again.

You have many options for pool resurfacing in Gilbert, including putting a new layer of what you had on there before or upgrading to a nicer surface. Here are some budget-friendly options for resurfacing:

New Plaster

Plaster is one of the most popular choices for pool surfaces

Plaster is one of the most popular choices for pool surfaces. It is one of the least expensive materials, and it creates a smooth, bright surface that works for a wide variety of pool styles. Paired with the right pool style and accessories, plaster can even look elegant and sophisticated. Plaster is also very easy to maintain, and it will 10 to 15 years if properly installed.

Getting a new plaster pool surface will cost you anywhere from $3,000 to $5,500 if you have an average sized pool. You’ll pay more if you have a larger or deeper pool or if you choose extras like different colors or aggregates. You can save money by resurfacing a pool with plaster yourself, but it’s not recommended. It is such a large and labor-intensive job, and any mistakes you make can shorten the life of the pool surface or cost you more money to have the work torn out and redone. Save yourself the time and money and call a pool remodeling company to do the work for you.

Patterned Concrete

Patterned concrete pool remodeling

Some of the most beautiful pools have stone work around them, such as flagstone, brick pavers, slate, or even pebbles and aggregate. But those materials are also some of the most expensive for your pool remodeling. Fortunately, you can get a similar look for a much lower price. You just need to use concrete.

Before concrete hardens, it can be stamped, colored, and textured to take on many different looks. To some, it can look like natural stone. You can make your pool look extravagant without having to spend extravagant amounts of money. Just talk to the pool remodeling company in Gilbert about the options and what might look best with your pool.

Epoxy Paint

Epoxy finishes last about half as long as plaster finishes

The surface of your bathtub is likely an epoxy paint. When your bathtub starts to become chipped and cracked, you can have it refinished by a pro or you can buy a DIY kit from your local hardware store. The same is true for epoxy finishes for your pool. You can hire a professional or a DIY kit to put a smooth, glossy finish on your pool.

Epoxy finishes last about half as long as plaster finishes, but they also cost about half as much. If you are on a bare-bones budget, an epoxy finish can make your pool look good until you have the means to upgrade your pool. Just make sure you hire a professional to put it on. The DIY kits are enticing since they’re so cheap, but it’s easy to make a mistake that can cost you a lot of money.


It’s important that you resurface your pool when the materials start to break down. Otherwise, you risk further damage to your pool that can bring its life to an end or cost you a lot of money in repairs or replacement. Unfortunately, you may not have the money for pool resurfacing available when you need it. These budget-friendly options can help you protect your pool and give it a beautiful new surface.

True Blue Pools provides pool resurfacing and custom pool design in Gilbert, Arizona. Our pool remodeling experts will help you understand all the resurfacing options and how they will impact the look and lifespan of your pool. We’ll help you find the options to fit your budget and to make your pool look just the way you like. We’re a top-rated pool remodeling company in Gilbert thanks to our superior customer service and our quality craftsmanship. Call us today to start the design process or to get an estimate.



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Douglas LaLonde, True Blue Pools
5235 S. Kyrene Rd. Ste 102
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