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Morton Pool Solutions Pool Resurfacing team has the experience and equipment to address all of your Murphy pool resurfacing & replastering needs.  Over the years, Murphy pools need resurfacing - this depends on the original finish type, amount of use and your level of maintenance. So whether you’re beyond due or just starting to think about resurfacing your Murphy pool, here are some breakdowns of costs, materials and timelines to consider before resurfacing your Murphy pool.

Cost Of Resurfacing A Pool In Murphy

Resurfacing your pool will take away the cloudy, dull and broken look of your current Murphy pool finish. Our team can make the pool match your style and Murphy home’s architecture — and we can also find a finish that matches your budget.  The factors that will affect the price to resurface your Murphy pool include:
  • Size of your Murphy pool
  • Do you have a spa
  • Materials
  • Detailed designs (ex. if the finish is installed in a specific pattern or mosaic)
The larger and more detailed your Murphy pool is, the more it will cost. But the biggest determining component with figuring out your Murphy pool resurfacing cost will be the type of finishing material you use.

What Is the Best Finish For My Murphy Pool?

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach with Murphy pool finishes. The one you choose will significantly depend on your preferences, budget, style of home, color of Murphy home, and use of pool.  A finish that matches home decor and poolscape can elevate the Murphy pool to a whole new level.  There are many types of Murphy pool finishes to choose from, including plaster, aggregate finishes, and tile.  Secondary to this, each type of pool finish comes in an array of materials, colors, and textures.

Plaster Pool Resurfacing in Murphy

A traditional white pool finish for your Murphy pool. Plaster is the oldest and most common pool surface finish. It is a simple mixture of water, Portland cement, and either marble dust or silica sand.  Plaster gives a Murphy pool that smooth, classic appearance and continues to be very popular, mostly likely because it is the most affordable option in Murphy. This finish typically lasts five to seven years before visible etching or chipping. 
For your Murphy pool, there are options with plaster. Mixing it with colored pigments or dyes can create dimension and drama.  The most common would be medium grey as it creates an ocean blue color and darker plaster colors create depth and enhance reflective qualities i.e. the look of a Murphy lake or a pond is obtained with this type of plaster pigmenting.

Aggregate Pool Resurfacing in Murphy

Aggregate pool finishes in Murphy are the new generation of plaster pool surfaces and demand for this type of pool finish has surged in recent years. While plaster pool finishes in Murphy were notoriously the most popular type of pool finish in the past, Aggregate pool finish sales in Murphy have now superseded those of plaster. They contain stones, glass, quartz, ceramic-coated crystals, and/or pebbles which are then combined with a type of cement-based pigmented plaster and pneumatically applied.

There are two different types of aggregate pool finishes available to Murphy pool owners, exposed and polished.  Both offer exceptional durability as they have a greater resistance to staining and chemicals used in the regular treatment and cleaning of your Murphy pool.  Due to the range of finishes, many of which can appear luxurious and aesthetically appealing, Murphy pool owners tend to prefer aggregate pool finishes compared with the traditional plaster pool finish option.  Overall, aggregate pool finishes offer a superb balance between having a luxury Murphy pool finish that is highly durable and which won’t break the bank in the process.

Several of the most popular Murphy options include:

Diamond Brite Pool Resurfacing – Murphy: A blend of colored quartz aggregates and polymer-modified Portland cement. Diamond Brite Murphy color options are Cool Blue, Aqua Quartz and Super Blue. Diamond Brite lasts eight to 12 years before it fades and gets spotty. In Murphy, we recommend acid washing this finish after about five years to keep it bright.
Pebble Technology Pool Resurfacing – Murphy: Aggregate finishes like PebbleTec and  PebbleSheen. For a more earthy, textured appearance, consider using a pebble finish like PebbleTec or PebbleSheen in your Murphy pool. These are better options for a darker finish. Some Murphy color options with these include Slate Blue, Seafoam Green, Tropical Breeze, Soft White and Black Marble.


Questions

 
Pool resurfacing is exactly what it sounds like – putting a new surface on your Murphy concrete inground pool. Normally, a concrete Murphy pool will need resurfacing every 10-15 years. So it’s more of a long-term maintenance item. If you have visible chips, cracks, or blistering on the Murphy pool surface, it’s definitely time to resurface it.
Your Murphy inground pool may be leaking if you have huge water bills, if you have a wet spot near the pool, or if the water level goes down faster than it should.
Every pool is unique. How long your Murphy pool resurfacing will take can depend on the condition and size of your Murphy pool, among other things. Usually, a basic Murphy pool resurfacing project can be done in ten days. That includes draining the pool, resurfacing and filling it back up. Your Murphy pool resurfacing could take longer if you decide to replace the water line tile at the same time.
What finish you choose for your Murphy pool will depend on your tastes and budget. Your Murphy pool contractor should be able to give you an estimate for several different finishes, and give you the pros and cons of each.
The main finishes are plaster and aggregate. Plaster is the most common finish for Murphy concrete pools, and gives a smooth surface. Aggregate finishes are resistant to damage and staining from chemicals. Morton Pool Solutions is a proud installer of Pebble Technology Aggregate Pool Finishes in Murphy.
A pool contractor can do pool resurfacing in Murphy pretty much any time of year, as long as the weather cooperates. Most people schedule Murphy pool resurfacing in the fall or winter months, when the pool is not in use.
So if your Murphy concrete pool is ready for resurfacing, check with your local swimming pool contractor to get an estimate.