Concrete Pool Renovation
The project begins with an extremely thorough demolition. This involves the removal of old tile, coping, unsound plaster and any deteriorated, cracked or otherwise unstable concrete from the structure of the pool shell. In the case that skimmers, jets, or other plumbing orifices and pipe works are to be changed or repaired, this will be done at this stage. If the project calls for the addition of water-features such as spill-over spas, sheer-decent or natural rock waterfalls, the foundation and plumbing works for these will then be installed.
We then begin to prepare the pool shell for new finishes. The first stage in this phase is to thoroughly clean the bond beam (top edge of pool) and pool surface by means of chipping, acid washing and power-washing, In some cases, sandblasting or grinding are required - typically only required if the pool has previously been painted.
Only when the deteriorated bond beam is free from unsound material and meticulously cleaned, are we ready to begin re-building this top edge to a level surface, ready for new tile and coping finishes. This is done by the application of a fast-setting, acrylic-modified bonding mortar that is both water-tight and contains a corrosion inhibitor. This reduces any rust staining concerns from exposed re-bar. Any cracks or hollow spots in the surface of the pool are addressed and repaired at this time.