Pool Resurfacing Tips & Maintenance

Fibre Tech provides useful, accurate pool refinishing and swimming pool resurfacing info for homeowners and businesses!

Our blog offers important pool surface maintenance and finish tips, as well as a list of general pool care guidelines and pool maintenance FAQs. We have also provided a handy pool chemical calculator designed to help you easily determine the amount of chemicals needed for the proper maintenance of your swimming pool.

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Pool Chemistry Basics

5/23/2017 3:20:52 PM

Commercial Pool Repair Secrets

4/11/2017 3:43:00 PM
If you're frustrated with short-term "fixes" that crop up season after season, or if you’re confused about what regular maintenance can help you avoid those fixes, keep reading. Here’s the official Fibre Tech list of 7 pool repair secrets.

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Don't skimp on pool water testing kits

3/6/2017 4:35:00 PM
When it comes to purchasing pool water testing kits, it is vitally important that you get a kit that will test for the full range of chemical levels and contaminants. Over the years I have found that far too many pool owners opt for cheap "duo" kits that only test for pH and chlorine. That's simply not good enough!

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What Does Swimming Pool Resurfacing Cost in 2017?

1/13/2017 12:02:00 PM

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Why Zoos & Aquariums Trust Fibre Tech

12/8/2016 1:50:00 PM
In addition to thousands of swimming pool resurfacing projects, Fibre Tech has successfully completed many projects in zoological settings including creating or renovating otter tanks at zoos, manatee tanks at a marine science center, numerous koi ponds and aquariums.

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Fibre Tech Case Study: Swimming Pool Resurfacing

9/14/2016 12:41:00 PM
Built in 1961, the Willow Springs pool has held up extremely well over the decades. But no matter how well they are constructed, over the years, concrete pools need swimming pool resurfacing when they show their age.

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Where Is The World's Largest Swimming Pool?

7/15/2016 11:08:00 AM
While the average swimming pool weighs in at over 600 square feet, this one is 3/5 of a mile long, and almost twenty acres! To put that into perspective: it could fit twenty Olympic sized swimming pools.

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What Does a Fiberglass Swimming Pool Cost?

6/22/2016 4:58:00 PM
If you are looking into a fiberglass pool, there are a lot of factors to consider, like where you want the pool situated, what dimensions you have in mind, and how you plan to have it installed. Read more here.

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Refinishing Your Pool: Marcite or Fiberglass?

5/17/2016 11:10:00 AM
Pool chemicals and the elements can really do a number on a swimming pool. At some point, every pool will need to be refinished. If your pool has lost its luster, it's time to think about pool refinishing. The question is, which popular refinishing option will you choose, marcite or fiberglass?

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See The World's Most Jaw-Dropping Swimming Pools

4/29/2016 11:43:00 AM
From decadent designs to simple zen-like retreats and pools that double as art installations, these bodies of water are all extraordinary in their own way. Who wouldn't want to pull up a lounge chair beside any one of these jaw dropping swimming pools?

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Understanding "free chlorine" versus "total chlorine" in pools.

4/10/2016 12:00:00 PM
When it comes to chlorine levels in pools, some people may be confused by the different types of chlorine present - and they are also unsure of which type of chlorine to test for in their pool.

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Understanding Free Chlorine vs Total Chlorine When Shocking Your Pool

3/31/2016 12:33:00 PM
Free Chlorine, Combined Chlorine, and Total Chlorine can all be found in a typical swimming pool, and although these terms may be new to you, they are worth keeping in mind. If you want to properly monitor and shock your pool, you'll need a solid understanding of how these types of chlorine work. Fortunately, it's fairly easy to understand:

What Do You Do When Your Child is Drowning?

2/25/2016 4:21:00 PM
For parents, summer should be a time to relax around the pool, but it can be stressful with worries over your child's safety in the water. Know what to do if your child gets into trouble while swimming. Having a plan will help alleviate anxiety about the possibility of drowning.

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4 Steps to Closing Your Pool the Right Way

1/21/2016 4:24:00 PM
It's never too late to learn the right way to close up your pool for the winter. Doing it right not only protects your pool from costly freezing mishaps, but also saves you time in the spring when when you or the kids can't wait to get out the floaties.

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9 Winter Pool Surface Maintenance Tips

1/4/2016 12:35:00 PM
It's been a warm winter so far, and we hope you had a chance to use your pool a bit later than usual in 2015. But now it's time to have it winterized (if you haven't already). Here are a few tips to make sure everything goes smoothly.

The Most Efficient Methods for Cleaning Your Pool

11/23/2015 12:23:00 PM
From family barbecues to lazy afternoons, your swimming pool can add a dose of fun and relaxation to your summers. For many, however, the time spent on cleaning and maintenance outweighs the benefits. From standard cleaning tools to the latest technology, we've put together the most efficient methods for cleaning your pool.

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Guide to Environmentally Friendly Pool Treatments

10/30/2015 11:45:00 AM
Today it's more important than ever to consider our impact on the environment. Pools in particular have a reputation for using copious amounts of chemicals and for racking up massive bills from heating and cleaning equipment. Below, we provide your guide to environmentally friendly pool treatments.

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Is DIY Pool Restoration a Safe Option?

9/29/2015 11:53:00 AM

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How Fibre Tech Resin Compares

8/28/2015 11:05:00 AM
Our special resin is unlike any other on the market, and results in a smooth, long-lasting pool that eliminates many issues associated with other pool options. Below, we will explain how our resin fits in with our overall process.

3 Tips for Selecting the Best Brush for Your Pool

7/27/2015 2:43:00 PM
It has been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Nowhere is that more true than with pools, particularly when it comes to cleaning. 

How to Choose a Pool Resurfacing Provider

6/15/2015 6:09:00 PM
You've been enjoying your pool for a while, but are starting to realize that it doesn't quite look the same as it used to. Perhaps the water chemistry is off, or the ground around and underneath the pool has shifted and eroded. Regardless of the cause, you know that it's time to resurface your pool.

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Economic Advantages of Fibre Tech

6/8/2015 10:20:00 AM
Fibre Tech pool finishing has a wide range of benefits, from increased beauty and decreased pool surface maintenance and pool finish maintenance to increased pool economics. While the beauty of everyone's pool is often paramount, seasoned pool owners know that the economics of a pool can be the most important factor over the long term.

5 Differences Between Commercial and Residential Pool Maintenance

6/8/2015 10:02:00 AM
Commercial pools and residential pools are maintained quite differently. If you haven't considered buying a residential pool for your home, the following 5 factoids might make you change your mind.

10 Swimming Pool Safety Tips

4/21/2015 4:34:00 PM
Pool safety might seem simple enough (especially if you're a good swimmer yourself), but it's important to keep in mind that accidents in the pool can happen before you know it.

5 Factors to Consider When Deciding Your Pool's Depth

4/14/2015 5:17:00 PM
One of the most important things to determine when investing in a pool is how deep you want it to be. If you have a family already, or are planning to have kids, the answer to this question is even more important.

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5 Pool Safety Tips Every Family Should Follow

4/6/2015 11:24:00 PM

Choosing the Right Surface for Your Pool

3/11/2015 9:22:00 AM
Today, luxury pools are growing more common, and there are many options for customization. If you don't have a swimming pool and are thinking about getting one, it pays to know what your options are.

Prevention is the best cure for metal stains in pools.

7/20/2014 4:35:00 PM
Preventing metal stains is one of the most important maintenance tasks that swimming pool owners should focus upon. That's because metal stains are one of the most common problems for pool owners everywhere.

Never use a wire brush on a fiberglass pool.

6/20/2014 8:36:00 AM
One of the first things that I tell every one of my customers is to throw away their wire brushes after their pool has been resurfaced.

What type of filter is best for your pool?

5/20/2014 12:30:00 PM
Many customers ask me what is the best pool filter for their needs. Pool filters come in three varieties: cartridge, sand and diatomaceous earth. The fact is that all of these filters do a decent job of filtering the water - but each has its own advantages and disadvantages.

DPD or OTO: which is better to test for chlorine?

4/21/2014 12:00:00 PM
As an experienced professional who has tested and evaluated water in thousands of swimming pools, I can say without a doubt that DPD tablets are far more accurate than OTO drops for testing chlorine levels.

Maintaining proper alkalinity and pH in pool water.

2/20/2014 8:31:00 AM
Maintaining proper alkalinity and pH levels in your pool water is vital, as these are factors that can cause burning of your eyes when swimming. It is also important to understand that alkalinity and pH are not the same thing.

Choosing an automatic pool cleaner.

1/20/2014 8:24:00 AM
Customers often ask me, "What is the best automatic pool cleaner?" The answer depends upon several factors, including the type and design of your pool. However, I can provide some basic information that I hope will help people to make the right choice for their particular pool.

The pros and cons of saltwater swimming pools

12/20/2013 8:23:00 AM
In recent years, many customers have asked me about the advantages of putting a salt system into their swimming pools. As with many things, there are pros and cons - good points and not so good points.

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Does your pool need a phosphate remover?

11/20/2013 4:56:00 PM
In recent years the use of phosphate removers in swimming pools has been a hot topic and the subject of much debate. The idea behind phosphate removal products is that less phosphates in the water will mean less algae. The question then becomes - do these products really work?

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Low calcium levels can destroy your tile grout.

11/13/2013 4:46:00 PM
It's a little known fact that fiberglass swimming pools require a higher level of calcium in the water in order to protect the grout around the tiles. Having installed Fibre Tech coating in thousands of pools over the past 30 years, I can't count the number of times that frantic pool owners have called me and said, "You forgot to put the grout around the tiles in my pool!"...

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