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Morton Pool Solutions Pool Resurfacing team has the experience and equipment to address all of your Princeton pool resurfacing & replastering needs.  Over the years, Princeton 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 Princeton pool, here are some breakdowns of costs, materials and timelines to consider before resurfacing your Princeton pool.

Cost Of Resurfacing A Pool In Princeton

Resurfacing your pool will take away the cloudy, dull and broken look of your current Princeton pool finish. Our team can make the pool match your style and Princeton home’s architecture — and we can also find a finish that matches your budget.  The factors that will affect the price to resurface your Princeton pool include:
  • Size of your Princeton 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 Princeton pool is, the more it will cost. But the biggest determining component with figuring out your Princeton pool resurfacing cost will be the type of finishing material you use.

What Is the Best Finish For My Princeton Pool?

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach with Princeton pool finishes. The one you choose will significantly depend on your preferences, budget, style of home, color of Princeton home, and use of pool.  A finish that matches home decor and poolscape can elevate the Princeton pool to a whole new level.  There are many types of Princeton 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 Princeton

A traditional white pool finish for your Princeton 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 Princeton pool that smooth, classic appearance and continues to be very popular, mostly likely because it is the most affordable option in Princeton. This finish typically lasts five to seven years before visible etching or chipping. 
For your Princeton 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 Princeton lake or a pond is obtained with this type of plaster pigmenting.

Aggregate Pool Resurfacing in Princeton

Aggregate pool finishes in Princeton 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 Princeton were notoriously the most popular type of pool finish in the past, Aggregate pool finish sales in Princeton 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 Princeton 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 Princeton pool.  Due to the range of finishes, many of which can appear luxurious and aesthetically appealing, Princeton 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 Princeton pool finish that is highly durable and which won’t break the bank in the process.

Several of the most popular Princeton options include:

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


Pool resurfacing is exactly what it sounds like – putting a new surface on your Princeton concrete inground pool. Normally, a concrete Princeton 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 Princeton pool surface, it’s definitely time to resurface it.
Your Princeton 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 Princeton pool resurfacing will take can depend on the condition and size of your Princeton pool, among other things. Usually, a basic Princeton pool resurfacing project can be done in ten days. That includes draining the pool, resurfacing and filling it back up. Your Princeton pool resurfacing could take longer if you decide to replace the water line tile at the same time.
What finish you choose for your Princeton pool will depend on your tastes and budget. Your Princeton 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 Princeton 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 Princeton.
A pool contractor can do pool resurfacing in Princeton pretty much any time of year, as long as the weather cooperates. Most people schedule Princeton pool resurfacing in the fall or winter months, when the pool is not in use.
So if your Princeton concrete pool is ready for resurfacing, check with your local swimming pool contractor to get an estimate.