Have you recently purchase a house with an old pool that hasn’t been opened in years? Has the pool in your backyard seen better days? Is your liner ripped or the plaster cracked? Are you wondering if there is a chance of Bringing Life Back to an Old Pool? Perhaps the time has come to remove it?
Bringing Life Back to an Old Pool – First Steps
The first step with concrete or gunite pools is to drain the water to best assess the situation. Depending on how long it has been sitting, you may need to clear out leaves and other debris as well. With vinyl liner and fiberglass pools, there is some risk involved with draining the pool. Fiberglass pools are lightweight and can move or float without the weight of the water holding it in place. Vinyl liners can shrink and shift.
If you opt to not drain the pool completely and the water is questionably green, time and effort can bring it back to clear. A process of removing all the organic debris, cleaning the sides and bottom, checking the water balance, shocking the pool and filtering the water can bring it back.
Alternatively, you can fill the pool with new water. We recommend using a water truck service. You can fill the pool from your hose but that takes time and with well water, you may be filling the pool with water high in minerals or metals.
Now you move on to the repairs. Concrete or gunite pools can have stains, rough texture, or leaks. All of these should be addressed and repaired prior to resurfacing. The pool will need to be prepped for the new surface, this can be achieved through sand blasting or hydro blasting. Then the pool surface finish material can be installed.
With vinyl liner pools, you may need to install a new liner. You may need new faceplates and gaskets as well.
So, as you can see there are many pros and cons as well as many decisions to be made about Bringing Life Back to an Old Pool. We have been involved in the Denver Pool Removal business for many years. Please contact us for the best advice.