I moved to warm and sunny Orlando, Florida in early 2016. The first thing I did was buy a nice two-family home with a big backyard in the Winter Park suburb. The second thing I purchased was a 25-yard long, rectangular, inground swimming pool with a spa. I spent a couple days calling local pool companies and checking reviews online. One of the pool builders had more than 50 years of experience in residential swimming pool construction, so that is the company I picked. Over the past 5 years, I spent every single warm day out in the backyard, swimming around, and enjoying the water. That ended two weeks ago when a tree fell into my pool, damaging the concrete, and punching a hole in the liner. I began searching for contractors to repair the swimming pool and hired Orlando Pool Decks for pool resurfacing. Swimming pool resurfacing is like a facelift for your pool. It makes it look like new and keeps it safe and working well. It is basically what it sounds like – redoing the surface of the pool. There are some important things I didn’t know, however. When replacing the surface, the old surface needs to come off. Or, at least a good bit of it usually requires being taken off. The new pool surface can be more plaster or the material of the surface can be changed if you choose to. I never knew I had that option. I decided plaster was a good, solid option for me. I had it before and it had held up over 15 years. I was familiar with cleaning a plaster pool too. But, at the same time, it was nice to have a choice. I was tempted to go with pebbles but didn’t. I also thought of changing the color or texture of the plaster…but didn’t do that either. What I really appreciated about this Orlando-based pool resurfacing company I dealt with was that they gave me advice and suggestions only when I wanted them to and they never tried to sway me one way or the other. They did an excellent job and did it in a timely manner. I shudder to think what some fly-by-night company or individual might have done. If a pool is not resurfaced correctly, it can spell disaster. So, be sure to go with a pool resurfacing company you can trust. I’m sure glad I did. I have a wonderful, new looking, fully repaired swimming pool for my Winter Park home and I couldn’t be happier.