Have you recently moved to a new home with a pool? Do you want to make sure that the pool is ready for summer fun? Having a swimming pool is more complicated than simply filling the hole in the ground with water. There are several maintenance tasks that you'll need to perform on a regular or semi-regular basis. Some of these, such as adding the appropriate chemicals, is obvious. Others are less obvious. One thing that you may not know about or that you may have forgotten is resurfacing or replastering your pool. It's unlikely that it's something that needs to be one every year but you should still have your pool checked out by a professional.
Even small leaks can be expensive
Cracks in your pool plastering may start out small but they're unlikely to stay that way. The force of water being pushed through any holes in the plaster will start to eat away at the plaster itself. If your pool isn't repaired in a timely fashion, it could be drained in a matter of just a few days or weeks. If your pool is set up to automatically refill itself, you could wind up wasting hundreds of gallons a day keeping it full. Avoid the potentially massive water bill by having a professional inspect and patch your pool as soon as possible.
Leaks can completely ruin a pool
You might not think that something like a small crack in your pool's plastering could have any significant and lingering effects but you'd be wrong. Water leaking out of your pool can start to wash away the dirt that supports the weight of the pool. If allowed to continue for long enough, the dirt can be softened and washed away enough that a portion of your pool liner can simply collapse. If that happens, you could have to completely replace most of the pool liner rather than simply repairing it.
Pool chemicals aren't free
Even if the leak stays relatively small for a while, having to replace more and more water can throw off the delicate chemical balance in your pool. In order to keep your pool from growing algae or from having excessive amounts of bacteria, you'll have to add more chlorine and other chemicals to the water. Even without the cost of additional water, using up more and more pool chemicals in an attempt to keep the balance can be a significant drain on your wallet. Having a professional like Heritage Pool Plastering, Inc. patch your pool plastering isn't free either, but it will be a one-time event rather than an ongoing expense.