Is Fiberglass Resurfacing Right for You?

Swimming pools are prone to aging. As time goes by, the surfaces suffer wear and tear. Resurfacing, therefore, is periodically required in order for upkeep. Historically speaking, plaster, marble quartz, or cement were the resurfacing materials most commonly used. However, these products are costly. More and more homeowners are looking into fiberglass for their resurfacing needs. This is true for all pool service jobs, including repairing existing pool enclosures.

Fiberglass has been around for 35 years but the common homeowner wouldn’t know about it. However, it is becoming popular due to its versatility. It is compatible with concrete or steel surfaces. It also boasts terrific bonding capabilities. Moreover, it is highly structural, making repairing cracks and leaks in your pool is a breeze. It applies quickly. It will not result in peeling, chipping, or flaking. Unlike cement or plaster, it will not stain either. It creates an inert surface and lessens chemical consumption. Overall, it reduces operating costs.

It is quite forgiving to chemical imbalances as well. If you are not consistent about monitoring chlorine and calcium levels in your pool, fiberglass may be the option for you because the surface is hard to compromise. Moreover, fiberglass advocates note the clearness of the water because of the fiberglass technology. Here are some simple facts about fiberglass resurfacing the pool owner must consider:


  • Not prone to pool algae, spalling, or staining.
  • Most effective in repairing structural cracks.
  • Requires no epoxy injections.
  • Exceptional aesthetics. The water is very clear.
  • It will not disbond in plaster.
  • Requires no sandblasting.
  • Resistant to severe industrial corrosion.
  • Chemical use is drastically lessened thanks to an inert surface.
  • Start-up is not difficult. No brushing needed after applying it to your pool.
  • Most common material for aquariums and commercial water parks.
  • Corrosion resistance is impressive, lasting 25 years while the average is 7.

The application of fiberglass is clean and not at all difficult. It requires no sandblasting operation. It is a smooth surface and non-porous, which prevents algae growth and rebars stains. Additionally, the fiberglass surface does not require plaster. There is also no fading and chalking. Paint chips do not plug up filters. Start-up time is prompt. It is also inexpensive and less complex.

It is compatible with any shape or size. Moreover, it is compatible with a hot spa because fiberglass is not affected by hot temperatures. Upkeep costs are rising and many homeowners are looking to save some money. Fiberglass resurfacing provides technology that is resistant to corrosion, structurally sound, boasts quality aesthetics, highly durable, environmentally friendly, and demands virtually no intermittent upkeep. It is a revolutionary method which is quickly gaining popularity among pool experts.

You may be on the fence about fiberglass resurfacing or other options available to you. It is a complicated process, and we strongly recommend contacting professionals who can help guide you through this. Training and experience for resurfacing, whether it is fiberglass or plaster, is required. Therefore, it is best for you to leave it to the pros at ARM Aluminum to help you with your home exterior needs this year.