Problems with Salt
Saltwater pools have become very popular, but salt can do a number on concrete and cause some major issues. When you have a concrete pool full of saltwater, you will need to refinish it more frequently and will need to address cracks with something like Flexomeric.
If you do not want to constantly pay for pool resurfacing, make sure that this is included in your warranty. Many pool companies do not include it automatically in the lifetime structure warranty. Read your warranty thoroughly and be sure to clarify and resolve this if it is not included.
The Surface is Rough
You've probably noticed this if you do not wear water shoes when you are in the pool, a surface that is bumpy or even prickly. The roughness will increase with the age of the pool. You will want to talk to the company installing your pool to see what you can do to reduce roughness, especially over the long-term.
Concrete pools require the most maintenance when compared to fiberglass and vinyl pools. For example, you will need to keep a close eye on calcium levels in your pool because if the water does not have enough calcium, it will pull it out of the structure of the pool, leading to issues like increased roughness and pitting. You must also pay close attention to the pH level and make sure that you are brushing and balancing the pool as necessary.