What is the Pool Floor?

The pool floor is the solid base that your pool liner rests on.

It is a hard, concrete-like material, providing a smooth surface for your liner. This material is also able to shift along with our Manitoba winters to prevent damage.

Why is the Pool Floor Important?

The condition of your pool floor is vital for the longevity of your pool liner, and the cleaning of your pool.

You may not give the pool floor much thought, but its smoothness is the most important variable that affects the life of the pool liner.

Common Pool Floor Problems

When your pool liner is removed, we will either patch or re-surface your pool floor.

Common problems with pool floors in Manitoba include:

  • Cracks
  • Divots
  • Rough patches
  • Holes
  • Soft spots

Small cracks and minor holes can be easily patched, but pool floors with more extensive damage, or rough or soft spots, will require complete re-surfacing.

What is the Pool Floor Made Of?

Typically, the base, or pool floor, is composed of sand and either cement or zonolite (a silicate material).

The cement mixture is similar to a half-hard concrete, allowing it to shift and move without cutting or damaging the pool liner.

How Do You Check the Pool Floor?

To inspect your pool floor, your pool liner must first be removed. Pool floor restorations or resurfacing jobs are often a part of pool liner replacement.

We’ll thoroughly check the overall condition of your pool floor, its smoothness, and hardness.

Why Should I Resurface my Pool Floor?

Smooth pool floors work to significantly extend the life of your pool liner.

Placing pool liner over a rough or damaged pool floor will shorten its lifespan, resulting in additional pool liner replacement costs down the road.

Another benefit of a maintaining a smooth pool floor, is that it eases the cleaning process. Vacuuming your pool floor and keeping it free from dirt and debris is easier, and more efficient, when the surface is smooth. Lumps and bumps under the liner will wear it down more rapidly during vacuuming.

You’ll love the ease of cleaning with a smooth pool floor finish!

See the Results for Yourself

When our team of professionals at UV Pool resurfaces a pool floor, they turn out as good as new - or often, even better!

Compare the photos below, and see the remarkable difference for yourself. The right side of the middle photo shows what this pool looked like upon removing the pool liner. There is easily spotted damage, along with rough patches on the floor.

In the left side of the photo, you can see how the pool floor looked after a resurfacing job - smoothed out, and ready for liner placement.

At UV Pools, we are proud to deliver the best pool floor replacements in Winnipeg. Our high-quality materials and hand-troweling process allow us to be sure that you’ll be thrilled with the results.

Call UV Pools in Winnipeg today, and ask owner Dale Kreviazuk for your free quote on pool floor restoration.

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