While concrete pools are great for designing the exact pool that you want, they require a lot of ongoing maintenance. As they age, concrete pools develop surface issues that can lead to cracks, leaks and difficulties managing the chemical levels of the water. It is widely known that the surface on a concrete pool doesn’t last as long as fibreglass, and as a result need to be renovated, or resurfaced more often.

Here are just a few of the common problems with concrete pools:

Surface roughness

As concrete wears it becomes rough to the touch. Scrapes and scratches in your pool aren’t exactly congruent with a relaxing pool day and unfortunately, the older your concrete pool gets, the rougher the surface will become. Also you will start to notice that the surface has broken down and sand/grit from the surface has collected at the bottom of your pool and the filtration system.


Concrete surfaces are incredible susceptible to wear and tear, particularly when exposed to salt.
As saltwater pools grow in popularity, so too do the pool surface issues that customers face. Be aware that if you are using a salt chlorine generator for your concrete pool you will need to resurface your pool sooner than expected.

Hollow / bubbly plaster work

Okay, so the surface of your concrete pool feels bubbly. This is the finishing render delaminating from the main structure of your pool. The hollow plaster work will sound drummy when tapped. Water has passed through and if ignored will cause further damage to your surface.