Pool Renovations in Perth
Concrete Pool Resurfacing in Perth
Innovation Pool Resurfacing a family run business located in Perth, Western Australia specialising in the renovation and restoration of Concrete Pools. Whether you want to resurface your pool, modify it or merely repair it, all work can be undertaken by our team of experts.
If your concrete pool is looking old, damaged, cracked, tired and worn then its time to invest into a renovation to bring it back to life! Leaving a concrete pool to age can often lead to long term effects such as damaging leaks, cracks, delamination of the plaster, pitting, as a result of a prolonged application of acid and other chemicals, plus exposure to years of harmful UV.
After 15 years in the industry we feel as though we have a solid understanding of all the components that go into producing a fantastic looking Pool that you can be proud of and thats going to stand the test of time in Perths harsh environment.
POOL RESURFACING PERTH
Over 15 Years Experience
WHAT IS THE PROCESS INVOLVED IN RESURFACING A CONCRETE POOL?
There are a number of factors that come in to play when a Concrete pool restoration is being considered and they will all affect how the project is planned from start to finish. Thinking of the following will set you up for a seemless project from the get go.
– Will the water line tiles and or the pool coping/bullnosing need to be replaced.
– Is the pool area being upgraded with Paving or even a concrete poured aggregate finish and instead of pool bullnosing are you considering a poured aggregate bullnose with the infinity edge appearance..?
These are critical questions to be answered before undertaking the Pool Restoration due to the sequence in which the work will be undertaken. A clear plan at that the outset of the concrete pool restoration will prevent scope changes and cost blowouts.
A TYPICAL CONCRETE POOL RENOVATION
If there are no Landscaping projects being completed around the pool then the first step is drain the pool. Unlike resurfacing a fibreglass pool, a concrete pool doesn’t require bracing due to the superior quality of the pool structure, which typically consists of a considerable wall of concrete with reinforced steel.
Once drained the pool is inspected for any structural issues and potential areas of water leakage. It is very important to carefully inspect the skimmer box for any cracks or signs of degradation, given that the pool to be restored may be 20 plus years old and a skimmer box is only moulded plastic .
The pool plaster is then jackhammered off the pool shell to expose the existing concrete pool shell. If the waterline tiles are being replaced, the old tiles are simultaneously removed. The pool shell is then pressure cleaned and further examined for any potential problems such as cracking or concrete cancer. If found, these Pool repairs will be completed before the next stage of the process. All the tread tiles on the steps are also removed during the jackhammering.
WATERLINE TILE REPLACEMENT
If the waterline tiles are being replaced then the next step is to prepare the area at the waterline for the application of the tiles, for which there a number of options, Glass mosaics being our favourite.
Once all the Mosaic tiles have been applied and all pool repairs completed, the pool shell is again pressure washed and acid washed. The pool plaster is then applied. Weather conditions are very important at this stage and there should be no potential rainfall and just as importantly the temperature should be sufficient to assist in the curing process. It is our preference when resurfacing a concrete pool in Perth to complete the plastering between September and May, in order to prevent any problems that will affect the quality of our work and more importantly the long term health of the pool. There can be no shortcuts. All the return jets and suction fittings are replaced as pert of the entire process.
THE FINAL STEPS
Once the pool has been plastered it is then filled, we recommend with scheme water. The timeframe from completion to the filling of the pool will depend on the temperature and range from eight to twenty four hours. Once the pool is full it will remain a Chlorine only pool and salt can only be added after the pool has been given time to cure.
After an acceptable curing time, normally six to eight weeks, the pool is acid bathed in order to expose some of the stone in the plaster, this process takes four to five days. Once the PH level in the pool is restored the salt can be added to the pool if that is your preference.
CONCRETE POOL RESURFACING COST
The factors that affect the cost of resurfacing a concrete pool in Perth are
1. Size of pool, typically the surface area
2. Accessibility of the pool area
3. Other items such as tiles and skimmer box being replaced..?
A small to average sized concrete pool with just the re plastering will range from $9500 upwards.
SWIMMING POOL WATERLINE TILES
TAKE A LOOK AT OUR GLASS MOSAIC SWIMMING POOL WATERLINE TILING OPTIONS. TILES COME IN SIZES OF 25MM HOWEVER CALL US FOR 50MM OPTIONS AS WE CAN ARRANGE THIS FOR YOU UPON REQUEST.
CONCRETE POOL PLASTER COLOURS
OUR RANGE OF PLASTER COLOURS ALLOWS YOU TO CUSTOMISE YOUR POOL BASED ON HOW YOU ARE WANTING IT TO MATCH YOUR OVERALL GARDEN LANDSCAPING. IF YOU ARE NEEDING HELP WITH YOUR LANDSCAPING PLAN TAKE A LOOK AT OUR SERVICES HERE. IF YOUR NOT SURE WHICH IS THE BEST OPTION FOR YOU, WE OFFER FREE QUOTES AND WILL GUIDE YOU IN THE BEST DIRECTION SUITED TO YOUR POOL AND SURROUNDINGS.