Simi Valley is a place known for its majestic backdrop. Having been surrounded by great panoramas like the Simi Hills and the Santa Susana Mountain range, Simi Valley offers the best conditions for a really long pool season. That said, many companies in the area offer Simi Valley Pool Resurfacing Service. If you’re living in Simi Valley and are looking for a pool contractor to help you with your pool, you’ve come to the right place.
Today, we’ll talk about some questions you can ask yourself that help you find the best pool company for your Simi Valley pool.
1. Are they honest and dependable?
You can ask friends and families who recently had their pool resurfaced or renovated about their experience regarding their pool contractor. Your friends and relatives will tell you the truth, so you can trust that you’ll get genuine feedback, positive or negative. More than anybody else, theirs are the feedback you can count on, so you can steer away from pool guys that give bad service and hire the ones that know exactly what they’re doing.
We, at Valley Pool Plaster, provide the best pool resurfacing in Simi Valley. We’re known not only for our good quality service, but for our unparalleled customer interaction. Our company is built on conducting fair and ethical business, and treating our customers like family is a part of what we do. Not only do we provide expert advice to our customers, but we point them in the right direction when we believe our services are not needed. This way, we earn our customer’s trust and they eventually become our friends. We even get most of our new clients through recommendations from previous customers who are happy with the service we’ve provided.
2. Are they licensed?
If you don’t know anyone, you can ask about pool contractors. Rest assured as you can always scout for one on your own. Should you decide to follow that route, the first thing you want to look for is licensure. Good pool professionals will have licenses and accreditation. Here in California, pool pros are required to have a C-53 – Swimming Pool Contractor License. This allows them to operate and conduct projects from swimming pool, spa, and hot tub construction to repair and install solar heating equipment and variable speed pool pumps. You’ll have an easy time getting this information as licensed pool contractors will have this displayed in their offices and even on their websites. Once obtained, go to the Department of Consumer Affairs Contractors State License Board website and check the validity of their license numbers.
California’s state code and regulations require a pool professional provide these services to have at the very least four years of experience in performing and supervising pool projects, pool resurfacing included. So, a licensed pool professional will most likely be backed by the right know-how to complete your project. Valley Pool Plaster is a licensed pool company backed with professionals that are likewise licensed, bonded, and insured.
3. What materials are they using?
When it comes to resurfacing your pool, there are a lot of materials you can choose from. Your pool interior can be had in plaster, pool pebble, or pool tile. These materials can be sourced from various manufacturers and trust us when we say that in pool resurfacing, you get what you pay for. Talk to your potential contractor and ask them about the materials they’re using for your pool resurfacing project. Make sure that they come from reliable manufacturers and that the crew that will install your pool interior is actually accredited by the manufacturer of the materials being applied. This is important because should there be any problems with the material, you’ll have a hard time claiming warranty if the person installing your pool interior is not accredited by the manufacturer.
Here at Valley Pool Plaster, we use pool products from NPT. Their collection of pool pebbles and pool tiles boast the same durability and aesthetic quality as other more expensive brands like Pebble Tec while maintaining a reasonable price tag, one that’s not too expensive and not dirt cheap. Under ideal conditions, their ceramic pool tiles and pool pebble finish can last you an average of 15 to 20 years making them a practical choice for finishing your pool’s interior surface. Our team applies the interior finish by hand, so you can be sure of how much attention we pay to detail, giving your pool a polished, yet hand-made look. For best results, we, at Valley Pool Plaster, use the chip-out method over the hydroblast method. Chipping out the old surface may take more time, but compared to using pneumatic equipment, it allows more of the old surface to be removed and a substantial part of the concrete to be exposed. This allows your chosen interior finish to have better adhesion and to look good while lasting longer.
4. Do they have a detailed plan and contract?
While pool resurfacing isn’t actually rocket science, it still pays to create a solid plan when approaching these kinds of undertakings. Some pool contractors won’t shy away from laying a plan for your proposed pool interior even before talking to you about a quote or an estimate. A plan not only puts everyone on the same page, but it also lets you see how your pool will potentially turn out to be allowing you to make necessary improvements before you give the project a go. They can, and will also, talk to you about a detailed contract so you won’t be surprised by the final cost of the project. Of course, you should always prepare for unforeseen costs like old pipes breaking, but a good pool professional will give you a rough, yet reasonable estimate. This can include anything from the costs of labor down to the cost of the materials used.
At Valley Pool Plaster, we will provide you with a detailed draft of your plan should you wish to do more than resurfacing. This will allow you to see the potential finished project and decide whether or not the design and layout of the pool interior are to your liking.
If you’re confused about whether your pool needs to be resurfaced, here’s what’s involved in a resurfacing project and why you need one.
What is Pool Resurfacing?
Pool resurfacing is the act of refinishing your pool’s interior. This can be done in many ways, but two of the most common methods are by chipping out the old interior or by removing a sheer layer of it using pneumatic equipment. This means that pool resurfacing can be loud and busy. Once the old surface is removed, your pool contractor can apply the new finish you’ve selected. There are a lot of finishes you can choose from and each material will have their own benefits to contribute to your pool. However, what you need to know is that pool resurfacing is not going to be your average pool service. Your contractor might have to bring in the ‘big guns’ for this undertaking that can take an average of two weeks.
Why Do You Need Pool Resurfacing?
There are a lot of reasons why your pool may need to be resurfaced and here are a few.
- Damaged pool surface.
- Dated pool interior design (pool remodeling).
- Compromised pool safety.
One reason why your pool needs to be resurfaced is superficial damage. This can be caused by a lot of things, from poor pool water chemistry to movement of the soil underneath your in-ground concrete pool. Surface damage can range from peeling of the old plaster to deep cracks and crevices. This means that the damage can be anything from aesthetic to structural. You might also consider having your pool resurfaced when you’re having it remodeled. A pool with a matching deck and interior can really give your backyard a much needed face-lift and can improve the looks and the feel of your private piscina.
There are a lot of reasons why you can have your pool resurfaced and when you need to, check out these tips so you can find the best pool guys to offer your professional quality Simi Valley Pool Resurfacing Service.
Why Choose Valley Pool Plaster?
As we’ve briefly covered above, we, at Valley Pool Plaster, provide professional quality pool resurfacing services in the Simi Valley area. Apart from resurfacing, we also provide services like pool remodeling, pool plastering, pool decking, and overall pool repair. We’ve been in this business for well over a decade and we’ve managed to stay in this industry because of our genuine passion and love for pools.
When you sign up on any of our services, you’d know that you’re leaving your pool in the hands of experienced professionals who know what they’re doing and those who will take care of your swimming pool as you would. Contact us today and find out how our services can help you give your swimming pool a new lease in life.