We use the same equipment found in any fiberglass manufacturing facility that precisely measures the catalyst at 2.25% an we spray the material building it up to a thick 35-38 mils that will last 25-35 years of protection and trouble-free use. By applying the material this way we ensure the best possible UV protection and chemical resistance. The material is chemically bonded to the substrate and reaches a temperature of over 200* melting it to the pool and making it impossible to separate from the substrate.
I developed a process to not only enhance the look of the pool but also leave the pool in a similar condition as if you had decided to do a full replacement of your pool. Countless hours and tens of thousands of dollars were spent developing a method and product to truly fully restore and enhance your fiberglass pool. My goal is to leave you with an added value to your home, giving you a return on your investment and years of trouble-free service.
Our business has grown to offer unique finishes that you can have confidence in. Pool service companies have become our best advertisers. Individuals who have refused to offer a fiberglass pool refurbishing recommendation for decades have become the biggest promoters of our process. You can rest assure that working with us, your pool can be brought back to the beauty and trouble-free focal point of the yard it once was.
Are you in need of pool step repairs or have pool step damage to be repaired? Surface Specialists offers various types of pool step repairs ranging from surface repairs and the application of slip resistance coatings to repairing severe structural damage in pool steps.
Acrylic and fiberglass pool steps are popular since they are more resistant to the build up of algae, however, they are more susceptible to damage and cracking than plaster or concrete pool steps. If the steps are not properly supported when installed; large cracks can occur. Surface Specialists can provide necessary support for pool steps and repair pool step cracks.
Contact your local Surface Specialists for pricing and warranty information. If we do not have a franchise in your area and you think a pool step repair franchise might be right for you, please visit our tub repair franchise opportunity website.
Swimming pool repair costs are typically between $239 and $1,093. Quick, easy DIY fixes can cost as little as $10 and a few minutes of your time. More complex repairs, such as a cracked beam, require a professional and can cost $85 or more.
If the problem is with the structure of the pool, in-ground pools tend to cost more to repair and are less DIY-friendly. Above-ground pools usually cost less to fix, and, in some instances, DIY fixes will do the trick. In-ground pool repair costs between $350 and $2,700, while above-ground pool repair usually costs $100 to $700.
For example, replacing the pool light bulbs is quick and easy, and each bulb can cost as little as $20. Similarly, patching a small leak in a vinyl pool liner only costs the price of the repair kit, around $30.
Also, suppose you try to DIY and catastrophe occurs (as in, you accidentally make that crack larger). This blunder can set you back more than the original repair would have cost in the hands of a professional. Never attempt any repair unless you're confident you have the right skills and experience.
For anything other than the most simple fixes, you'd be better spending your time and money sipping margaritas poolside, keeping up with proper pool maintenance, and avoiding common pool care mistakes. Then, on those rare occasions when your pool does need repair, leave it to a local pool repair professional.
Repairing your pool pump motor costs between $50 and $300, including labor and materials. Individual parts start at $15. If the motor is beyond repair but the rest of the pump is in good condition, replacing just the motor instead of the whole pump is a good money-saving option. The total cost to replace a damaged pool pump motor, including labor and materials, is $250 to $650, but the cost can increase significantly if your pool also requires new plumbing.
Swimming pool heater repair costs between $160 and $730. The cost depends on the issue, such as the heater not reaching the correct temperature, not heating at all, corrosion, wildlife issues, or poor connections.
Swimming pool costs can add up, and the cost of repairs varies by pool type. This is largely due to the complexity, time, and labor costs involved. Concrete in-ground pools cost the most to repair, while above-ground vinyl pools generally cost the least.
Resurfacing an in-ground pool costs $6,000 to $15,000, including pressure washing the surface, repairing leaks, and applying a new protective top coat. The price varies depending on the size of the pool and the finish you choose.
Above-ground pool repairs generally cost less than in-ground pools because it's easier, faster, and less labor-intensive to find and fix problems. You can patch a small leak yourself with a $20 kit, but if you need to replace the whole liner, expect to pay between $1,200 and $2,500. The average cost for general above-ground pool repairs varies between $300 and $600.
For gel coat application to repair dings, scratches, and cracks, expect to pay $300 to $400. If you want the surface repainted after the gel application, this will set you back another $800 or so.
Repairs relating to pool linings, extensive leaks, cracks, damaged beams, and resurfacing are usually priced per square foot or per linear foot. The size of the pool determines the cost of the repair.
Above-ground pools tend to cost less to repair than in-ground pools. Similarly, vinyl liners cost less to repair than fiberglass. Concrete pools are the most expensive because they're the most time-consuming and labor-intensive.
If you have a reasonably small pool and have a good idea of where the leak is, place a few drops of food coloring in that area. If the food coloring flows out, you've found your leak. However, this is a time-consuming process and impractical in larger pools or if you don't already have a solid indication of where the leak might be. The best way is to hire a pool repair specialist and have them use their ultrasonic equipment to identify the leak.
In this case, Grandma was right: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Maintaining your pool is critical to limiting the number of repairs. You should perform regular maintenance such as cleaning the filter, vacuuming, emptying the skimming and pump baskets, and inspecting for any early signs of trouble.
In July of 2010 my in-ground fiberglass pool developed a crack on the floor which caused the water to drain out. I could not find a pool company in the P**** Gorda/Port Charlotte area that would work on a fiberglass pool. A family friend suggested ALL FIBERGLASS REPAIRS SERVICES because they had used them for work on their pool so I went onto the Internet and looked up this company. I emailed the owner, SCOTT STEFFE, and explained the problem with my pool and he offered to come out to my house and give me a quote. Scott quoted me a price of $5,000.00 to grind down the ?blisters? on the side walls and patch the floor and then gel coat the entire pool to make it look brand new. He also told me in his email that he would stand behind his work for one year against leaks. On Aug. 12, 2010 I gave him a check for $2,500.00 to start the job. On August 17, 2010 the job began. Scott would dropped of a young man at my house early in the morning and pick him up in the afternoon when it got too hot to work. On a few days Scott worked with him but for the most part it was only the one guy working alone. The job that was suppose to take two weeks with several men working turned into almost two months with only one guy doing 99% of the work. On Sept. 25, 2010 I paid Scott the remaining balance of $2,500.00 and started filling my pool. A few days later I noticed the water level dropping so I called Scott and he said it was probably leaking out of the drain in the bottom of the deep end and he probably should have sealed over it. We discussed the additional cost and on Oct. 7, 2010 I paid Scott $ 170.00 to ?glass up the drain?. The pool finally held water and looked great until nine months later when the grandkids were swimming and my son-in-law stepped on a crack on the bottom of the pool in the same spot Scott had ?fixed?. This was on Sat. July 30, 2011 so I left a voice message for Scott telling him of the problem and asking him to call me back. On Monday, 8/1/2011 I emailed Scott as a follow-up to my phone message. He emailed me back and said to let the pool drain out so he could get a good look at it. By Tuesday, 8/2/11 the pool had drained and I noticed big, ugly gray spots and brush marks on the walls and floor where it looked like the top coat of the fiberglass/gel coat had washed away. I emailed Scott and told him what a mess the pool was in and asked him to come out to my house to look at it. He responded that he couldn?t make it until Sat. On Sat. 8/6/2011 Scott came to the house and looked at the pool. He agreed that it needed to be re gel coated and that he would stand behind his guarantee and it would be fixed at no cost to me. He also said we would have to have dry weather for a week because they couldn?t work with the gel in the rain. We were in a rainy period so there wasn?t much I could do but wait. On Mon. 10/31/2011 I emailed Scott because we were in a dry period and asked him if he would be out to fix the pool. He said ?very possible, I got the time.? He never showed up. On Tues. 11/1/2011 I emailed Scott again asking when he would be out, he never answered. On Mon. 11/7/2011 I emailed him again asking if he could fix the pool this week. He wrote back, ?I believe so yes.? He never showed up. We went back and forth in emails for many months with him saying he would be out and then never showing up. My last email to him was on Thursday 1/5/2012 and I told him no more excuses ? I wanted my pool re-sealed that week. He replied ? ?OK I?ll do my best Donna, see ya in a few days.? He again didn?t show up and I never heard another word from him. I got three quotes from other pool contractors from out of the area who all told me I had been ripped off by Scott. On Friday, 4/27/2012 I filed a claim in small claims court for the return of my $5,000.00. On July 31, 2012 the judge awarded me a settlement against Scott Steffe of $2,200.00 plus my court costs and interest. He was given 45 days to pay me or appeal the ruling and he did neither. I had to go back to the courthouse and pay additional money to file a lien against his company. At this point, I will probably never see any of my money returned but I want to warn other unsuspecting people to never do business with this dishonest person. 2b1af7f3a8