Florida Life, The House

Pool Update

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Our pool/backyard when we first moved in.

A basic plaster pool has a lifespan of about 10 to 12 years. Our pool is now about 14 years old and the plaster was showing signs of wear and tear, especially on the edges.

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Here’s a close-up of the damage around the pool.

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So I convinced my husband to bite the bullet and pay the professionals to resurface our pool over the past month. It was about a two-week process. They started with draining the pool and cutting around the edge of the pool tiles (I’m not sure why they do that…after all, I’m not a professional). By the way, to replace the pool tiles would have been an extra $2,500 so we opted not to do that. I don’t mind the tiles that are currently around the pool. 

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Then came the acid washing of the pool surfaces.

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Next came patching and plastering over the entire surface of the pool.

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Finally it was time to resurface the pool. We paid extra money to use a cool, variegated pebble finish instead of plain plaster. The pebble finish has a 25-year plus lifespan so we will definitely not have to resurface the pool again as it is extremely doubtful we will be in this house in another 25 years.

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Here’s a close-up of the pebble-finish.

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The last step was to fill the pool!

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I really like how blue the pool looks now. It’s a deeper blue color the deeper the water is.

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While the pool guys were working on the pool, I spent some time refreshing my directional sign. It’s amazing how faded and muted the colors were after just a few years in the Florida sun. I repainted each one and used my cricut this time for the lettering…so much better!

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Here’s another view of the sign.

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While I was at it, I also refreshed was the oars that were mounted on the fence.

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Now the backyard is all ready for summer! Who wants to go swimming?

 

5 thoughts on “Pool Update”

  1. Looks beautiful!! What happened to the railing we talked about? lol I can’t wait to try the pool out when I come to visit in May.

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    1. I did ask the guy about it but it wasn’t as easy as it sounded. For one thing, a ground wire would have to be installed to prevent a lightening strike and he worried about the integrity of the pool lining. We decided it wasn’t worth it.

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  2. The extra monies spent on the pebble finish was definitely worth it. The yard should be featured in House Beautiful!!!! Can’t imagine what other project needs to be done in a “perfect” Florida backyard Oasis! Looking forward seeing what ever it is! All the added “touches” all around the yard, complete the “look!”

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