If your pool’s surface has issues they are likely to get worse the longer you wait to resuface your pool. If you have temporarily given up on your pool, be cautious emptying it. This will not necessarily curtail damage. leaving it empty can cause a whole host of other pool issues.
My Recommendation: keep your pool filled and maintain proper water chemistry. Do this until you can a to resurface your swimming pool. If you can afford to take care of your pool issues now do so.
Look at How Long Your Contractor Has Been in Business.
I cannot speak for every state, but in Florida it is not uncommon for contractors to spring up and shortly go out of business. You will want them to be in business if something goes wrong, especially if you have a product that comes with a warrenty.. The last thing you want, is for you to have a catastrophic failure two years down the road and not be able to call the contractor to help.
My Recommendation: Pick a contractor with a history of service and a product that has been around longer than its warranty.
Once The Job is Complete Stay on top of Water Chemistry
Water can be more damaging than you think. It’s a pretty good solvent and certain precautions need to be given to water chemistry. Not just to keep it clear, but to prevent it from eating away at your surface.
In most cases, regardless of what swimming pool surface you have, poor water chemistry will result in product failure.
My Recommendation: Once your pool resurfacing job is complete, check your user manual and get the water chemistry dialed in to your manufacturers recommendations. And MAINTAIN them. Doing this will often result in your product exceeding its expected lifespan.