Hi friends!! We’re well into this COVID-19 pandemic, and I think that it’s safe to say we’re getting a little stir crazy and are dreaming of better days to come. I want to encourage you to stay strong and continue doing what you’re doing (which is hopefully staying inside and staying safe). There is a light to the end of this tunnel, and, Lord willing, we’ll be able to get back to a new normal sooner rather than later. 💗
For today’s blog post, I wanted to share a bit about our pool transformation. Our new home came with a pool, which is great seeing that we live in Florida! Funny enough, we weren’t looking at properties specifically with pools – we were indifferent because we live relatively close to the beach. But we really were happy that this house had a pool and that it wasn’t too big and not super tiny. We consider this size pool to be a “splash pool.” Lol
One thing we knew was that we were going to have to get the pool resurfaced because it was in pretty rough shape. It’s original to the home and there’s no record of any renovation work being done to it. When the finish of the pool is damaged and is actually chipping away (note the ugly, discolored spots you see) it needs to be resurfaced. What resurfacing does is literally apply a new finish to your pool.
THE PROCESS: I’m no pool resurfacing expert, but here’s what I saw happen with our pool. lol First, the pool had to be drained, then it was pressure washed and a bond coat was applied. After the prep work is completed, then the old tiles can be removed and replaced and new grout can be applied. Finally, the pool finish material can be installed. After that’s done, then the water can be added back into the pool. Give it a few days for the chemicals to settle and for the surface to cure. Also, to be safe, you’ll want to have the water tested and treated before jumping in! 🤗
THE DETAILS: There are different pool finishes, we opted for the Quartz Aggregate in the color Bluestone for a durable, smooth finish and a light blue water coloration. For the larger 6″ tile around the pool, we ordered the color # NPOS 654 “Siren” from Noble Tile Supply. And for the smaller glass tiling along the steps and seat we used # GG82348B18 “Blue Blend Mosaic” from AquaBlu Mosaics.
The whole process was actually pretty fast. We went through a reliable company that had pool insurance in case anything went awry – very important! From start to finish, it took less than a week to resurface our pool. It got done so quickly because the pool isn’t large. I documented the process for my YouTube channel (are you subscribed yet?? 😜). We are super pleased with how beautiful our pool turned out! It is such a huge transformation and definitely a great investment. It has been a fun distraction during this quarantine time as well – it literally got done just before the COVID-19 epidemic. My husband also gave the deck a fresh coat of paint that really made the pool pop!
We’re excited to have friends and family over to enjoy this pool with us and for all the memories to come having fun under the sun! ☀️