The heat of the Arizona sun can wreak havoc on the paint on your car, your vehicle’s interior, your home’s exterior and your swimming pool finish. The swimming pool contractors from Swimright Pool Service & Repair in Scottsdale, AZ talk with their customers about how to protect the finish of Arizona pools because the sun can fade and crack them.

Pool materials and finishes “survive” weather — whether it’s boiling hot or freezing cold — differently. Your pool’s finish can survive if it’s properly cared for.

When you’re having your pool constructed or a remodeling project was undertaken ask us which pool finish will better survive the relentless heat and sun and protect the investment you’ve made in your pool.

How to protect the pool finish of Arizona pools

Here are options for pool finishes and insight into which might be best for your pool:

  1. Plaster is versatile and comes in a variety of colors (or just plain white). but is the most easily damaged by its environment. Because plaster is a soft finish you may want to consider having the plaster mixed with an additive to strengthen it and help its longevity. Crushed quartz or pebbles can strengthen plaster.
  2. Tiles for a swimming pool are durable and easy to maintain. Tiles are dirt resistant and can resist the rays of the sun and keep their distinct color. Even improperly balanced pool chemicals won’t cause too much damage and they are resistant to fading.
  3. Vinyl liner and fiberglass pools are prone to damage and fading from the sun. if you opt for vinyl or fiberglass, invest in a pool cover that extends over the edges of the pool to protect it from the sun.

Using a cover and ensuring the water chemistry is kept in check goes a long way in protecting the pool. Give us a call if you want to turn the maintenance of the pool over to us so you can spend your time simply enjoying it next summer!