If you own a swimming pool you would understand that now matter what type of pool you have it would need some regular maintenance and repair for you to use it everyday. If the damage is big you should consider seeking assistance from professionals, but if the damage is just minimal then you can just fix it yourself with a repair kit. Before diving in and doing some repairs you need to know what type of pool you have.
Concrete and gunite pools when age have small cracks or holes, in order to fix these types of pool you will need plaster. Specifically concrete and gunite pools get hollow spots, chippings, cracks, and wear spots which cause the gunite located below the plaster to become visible. Repairing the pool on your own will be easy with the use of repair kits.
If you own a fiberglass pool you would probably notice that they often get bubbles or blisters along with the cracks that pop up. To handle these kinds of situations you would have to do some fiberglass pool refinishing or resurfacing using a fiberglass repair kit sold at the swimming pool supply store. You will be able to swim comfortable and safely after repairing but there are consequences such as the color of the fiberglass, which means that evidence of repair will be available due to the color of the old fiberglass and the new one not matching. The only way for the colors of the old and new fiberglass to match is to have your whole pool resurfaced.
The easiest pools to fix on your own are vinyl pools and vinyl lined pools. Vinyl pools are quick and easy to repair that you only need to find the crack and use the vinyl repair kit which is easy to use. While under water you can still repair the crack or tear of the pool using the vinyl repair kit.
But if you have cases of huge cracks or damage in your pool you will need the help of a pool repair contractor. But before you hire a contractor you should do a background check on the contractor and the company he or she is working for and also ask for an estimate of how long the project will take to complete. If you want to save money and pay less for hiring a pool repair contractor you should do it when the workload for such professionals are low like during winter or anytime before swimming pool season. Instead of attempting to fix major problems like huge cracks, plumbing issues and filtration failure on your own, you should leave these handy work to professional repair companies to avoid adding more problems.