Swimming Pool Construction, Service and Supplies

 

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Concrete Pool Renovation

 

Your pool has given you great service for several years, but like your car, you’re starting to notice some problems. Do you know how to determine just what your major problems are and what to do about them? Here’s a checklist. 

You need renovation plaster if

• Areas of gunite show through

• The surface is etching and rough

• Algae problems you are unable to clear

• Areas of detail (i.e., steps and benches) peeling and noticeably wearing

• Discoloring of surfaces and noticeable stains throughout

 

You need retiling if

• Pieces or whole tile squares coming off

• Surface deteriorating and loose debris piles up

• Hollowed areas on spa walls

• Calcium deposits that are non removable and have stained the tile

• Overall appearance of tiles has become unsightly

 

You need to repair and resurface decks if

• Noticeable shifting of deck sections

• Overall deterioration of the deck (i.e., cracks, holes, pieces missing)

• Pieces of stripping missing from sections of deck, including separation from stripping

• Notice of separation between brick and deck along outer pool line

 

You need pool equipment replacement if

• Plumbing or pipes are leaking

• Motors are inoperable

• Valves are corroding

• Improper water circulation indicates wear and tear on impeller and/or pool motor

• Inadequate control of water temperature indicates heater problems

• Excessive amounts or pressure registering or debris recirculating throughout pool indicates filter problems

 

Other areas of concern

• Inoperable pool lighting

• Broken and cracking diving boards or slides

• Excessive staining of pool plaster indicates acid wash needed

• Drainage problems

• Glass blocks on spa walls cracked or broken

• Bricks or coping stone is loose, chipped or broken

 

Features you may want to add upon renovation

• Waterfalls

• Fountains

• Benches

• Tile mosaics 

• Volleyball installation

• Plastic wall steps and exterior handrails

• Slides

• Diving boards

• Spas

• Handicap rails

• Colored plasters to enhance landscaping, hinder staining

 

When it comes to the new finish inside your pool, we strongly recommend recoating with a plaster material.  Paint should be avoided if possible.

  

PLASTER IS A TIME-TESTED PRODUCT:

Plaster has been used as a swimming pool surface coating for the past 50 years. This experience has shown that plaster is a durable surface that can stand up to the environment of proper pool water chemistry. There is no other pool surface on the market with this time-tested history. 

 

PLASTER IS ECONOMICAL:

Plaster is the most economical pool surface. Its initial cost is well below more expensive options. In addition, the average plaster surface can easily last 15 to 25 years, which makes Plaster one of the most economical components of a swimming pool. That's value for your investment.  

REPAIRABLE AND FORGIVING:

Taking care of your pool takes time and attention. As time goes on and mistakes are made, a pool surface can become stained, discolored, and/or damaged. Stains on a plastered pool can be chemically removed or sanded off. A plaster surface can tolerate several of these procedures in its lifetime.

 

PLASTER IS LONG LASTING:

The secret to long life of any pool surface is properly maintained water balance. Improper water balance will destroy any pool surface and in many cases, void the warranty of that surface. A plaster surface, in a properly maintained pool, can last 15 to 25 years.

 

PLASTER IS NON-TOXIC AND ECOLOGICALLY SOUND:

There is a lot of concern today about toxic products. Pool plaster is made from some of Mother Nature's finest materials. Plaster, being a cement product, is part of the largest segment of the construction industry. The backbone of construction and the world is cement.

 

PLASTER IS AVAILABLE, IN A VARIETY OF COLORS:

Pool Plaster is available worldwide. You need not worry that your pool surface will become obsolete. Plaster can be done in a wide variety of colors to create any appearance desired. The color is not just surface coating but continuous through the entire material. In addition, options are available for different finish techniques and exposed aggregate, that allow for great variety in obtaining a desired pool appearance.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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