POOL RESURFACING TIPS & MAINTENANCE BLOG

Adding Chlorine & Test Kit Reads No Chlorine

How a zero reading on your swimming pool test kit can be misleading. If your test kit is reading you have no chlorine in your swimming pool it may be because it is actually too high, not because it it too low. When you test for chlorine it is a type of colorimetric test, which…

Itchy Eyes? It may be time to super chlorinate your swimming pool

There are two main culprits to having irritated eyes in a swimming pool. The first is an outrageous PH. The second is too much chloramine in the water. Chloramine is not chlorine in its free form. This is a disinfection byproduct and should be removed.

Scott Explains How Fibre Tech Addresses Algae Issues

Home Renovation Financing, Pool Resurfacing & Other Projects.

Rule 1. The Acid Test If you don’t have the cash available, our acid test will help you determine if you should save up or finance the renovation. 

When Should You Resurface Your Pool

Absent bald spots, the answer of this question relies more on when you want to improve the aesthetics of your pool.

How Fibre Tech Began

General Pool Resurfacing Tips

 

Pool filter types. Which one is the best for you?

There are three choices when it comes to swimming pool filtration. The three options available are cartridge, sand and Diatomaceous Earth (DE).  If your too lazy to read the rest of the article and want a middle ground reliable filter you can stop reading and decide on sand. For those of you who want more…

Fiberglass Pool Resurfacing Options

  If you have a fiberglass swimming pool, and your surface needs a little TLC. You have arrived at the right place.  Unfortunately, when you go to resurface a fiberglass pool your options are more limited than that of a concrete pool. In many cases the benefits of a one-piece fiberglass pool make this small trade off well worth…

Pool Chemistry Basics

Are you tired of playing ping-pong with your water chemistry, fixing one problem only to throw another value out of balance?  Do you want to check the work of you pool chemistry management company to be sure that they are maintaining proper chemistry balance? Or do you have a green mosquito breeding ground/swamp you want to…

Commercial Pool Repair Secrets

Hotels, gyms, water parks and other commercial pool facilities depend on Fibre Tech. Your visitors don’t want to see poor water quality, cracks in the perimeter or a peeling liner when they come to your facility for a swim. We truly want to help you keep your pool surface in top condition for as long…

Don’t skimp on pool water test kits

When it comes to purchasing pool water chemistry 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.

Don’t skimp on pool water testing kits

Did you know there are several different types of chlorine in your pool? 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…

What Does Swimming Pool Resurfacing Cost in 2017?

Pool weather will be here before you know it. Is your pool ready?

Why Zoos & Aquariums Trust Fibre Tech

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.

Fibre Tech Case Study: Fiberglass Pool Resurfacing

How Swimming Pool Resurfacing Saved Summer  

Where Is The World’s Largest Swimming Pool?

We’re big fans of great swimming pools, but a true man-made world wonder opened ten years ago at the San Alfonso del Mar Resort in Chile.

What Does a Fiberglass Swimming Pool Cost?

When summer heats up, it’s no wonder that people find themselves asking, “What does a fiberglass swimming pool cost?” The short answer is that it depends. If you are looking into a fiberglass pool, there are a lot of factors to consider, like what dimensions you have in mind and how you plan to have…

Refinishing Your Pool: Marcite or Fiberglass?

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 swimming pool resurfacingoption will you choose, marcite or fiberglass?

See The World’s Most Jaw-Dropping Swimming Pools

 

Understanding “free chlorine” versus “total chlorine” in pools.

What is free chlorine vs total chlorine?   When it comes to chlorine levels in pools, you may be confused by the different types of chlorine present.

Understanding Free Chlorine vs Total Chlorine When Shocking Your Pool

Did you know there are several different types of chlorine in your pool? 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…

What Do You Do When Your Child is Drowning in a pool?

Summer is closer than you might think.

4 Steps to Closing Your Pool the Right Way

You might have already done it, but that doesn’t mean it’s 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…

9 Winter Pool Surface Maintenance Tips

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.

The Most Efficient Methods for Cleaning Your Pool

From family barbecues to lazy afternoons, your swimming pool can add a dose of fun and relaxation to your summers.

Guide to Environmentally Friendly Pool Treatments

Today it’s more important than ever to consider our impact on the environment.

Is DIY Pool Renovation a Safe Option?

There are many different faces to pool restoration, from converting your tank to a salt water system, to adding or removing a diving board, to putting in a new pool liner, and even to resurfacing the deck around your pool. These days, DIY pool restoration is an option for those looking to save money, or…

How Fibre Tech Resin Compares

Nothing adds beauty, value and fun to a home like a pool. Similar to remodeling a kitchen or building on a room, the addition of a pool to your home is both exciting and intimidating. After all, the number of surfacing options and available providers can quickly make the process overwhelming. Enter Fibre Tech. Our…

3 Tips for Selecting the Best Brush for Your Pool

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. A bit of light brushing will save you a considerable amount of cleaner’s fees down the road. This applies to anything from aging metal grates, which…

Pool Resurfacing Options

  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…

Economic Advantages of Fibre Tech

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

As a parent, you most likely have to pay off:

10 Swimming Pool Safety Tips

We’ve written quite a bit on how to choose the right pool, the right surface, and the right depth. But we haven’t yet talked about the most important consideration of all — making sure your family stays safe in the water. Pool safety might seem simple enough (especially if you’re a good swimmer yourself), but…

5 Factors to Consider When Deciding Your Pool’s Depth

Diving or Wading? Pool Depth, Demystified As we’ve explained, installing a pool is one of the biggest decisions a homeowner can make. Often the center of a home, pools are places for leisure, exercise, and fun, and they also affect property value.

5 Pool Safety Tips Every Family Should Follow

While summertime means more time outdoors, it also means more visits to emergency rooms for pool-related injuries. These 5 pool safety tips can help ensure pool safety for you and your family this summer:

Choosing the Right Surface for Your Pool

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. Before you make that call, let’s go over the “big three” construction methods, as well as the best surface finishes…

Prevention is the best cure for metal stains in pools.

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. In fact, after more than 30 years of experience in the swimming pool industry, I can honestly say that the most common…

Never use a wire brush on a fiberglass pool.

My company, Fibre Tech, has converted thousands of concrete pools to our patented fiberglass surface. 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. That’s because the stiff, hard wire brushes that pool owners use to clean their…

What type is best for you? Learn more about pool filtration here. 

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. A cartridge filter will only filter…

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Does your pool need a phosphate remover?

In recent years the use of phosphate removers in swimming pools has been a hot topic and the subject of much debate. Here’s a little background on the subject. Phosphates are a biological building block that nourish and promote the growth of plants – including algae. Phosphates are present in all natural water, which obviously…

Is your pool tile grout DISAPPEARING? Did your installer forget to INSTALL it?

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,…