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7 Swimming Pool Fixes for a Pro
  1. 1. Salt confliction

    Saltwater pools have become popular. What many don't know is that the water increases the risk of wear and tear, making pool resurfacing a regular task.

  2. 2. Rough surface

    If you love water sports like volleyball, you can attest that playing on a rough surface is quite wearing. As your concrete pool ages, roughness increases, requiring inspections and maintenance.

  3. 3. Increased pH levels

    Unlike fiberglass and vinyl pools, concrete pools tend to have high pH levels because the water drains calcium out of the pool surface. This also leads to pool surface roughness.

  4. 4. Microscopic pores

    Concrete has pores that trap bacteria, which can lead to the chemical imbalance of your pool. You will need extensive filtration and pool chemicals to ensure a safe balance.

  5. 5. Bulging walls

    If the backfill material in your fiberglass pool is sand, then you are at risk of experiencing this problem. The sand gets saturated with water, then causes the fiberglass to bulge.

  6. 6. Leaks

    You may experience pool leaks over time. This occurs because the backfill sand settles on the plumbing, exerting a downward pressure on the systems and eventually causes the pipes to leak.

  7. 7. Spider cracks

    These cracks are common and usually occur in the gel coat or the surface layer. The cracks are usually caused by pressure on the gel coat, and they can degrade and weaken the surface over time.

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