When you first installed your pool, you probably didn’t think much about potential repairs down the road. However, as with any man made construction, normal wear and tear will result in your pool eventually needing repair and/or resurfacing. While the occasional crack may not seem like a big deal, unrepaired pools are more likely to sustain additional damage resulting in more costly repairs. Here are the signs you need to contact us for pool repair before it’s too late.
Cracking and Pitting
Cracks and pits in your pool’s surface could be a sign of deeper problems. While it may just be an indication that your pool needs to be resurfaced, it can also be an indication that you have a ground water leak near the pool, shifting soil, or other foundational problems. These issues can put your pool entirely out of commission if left unchecked, so it is a good idea to have them diagnosed and repaired quickly.
As the name suggests, pool plaster delamination is a situation where the new coat of plaster has separated from the old layer beneath. Small pop-off areas the size of a quarter may not be indicative of large scale bond failure.
Spray a hose on an empty plastered pool, and you may “hear” areas of delamination in the pool, which produce a hollow sound. However, de-laminations can go unnoticed for years, unless they crack and begin to flake off.
When you are planning to have your pool plastered, chances are you’ll have no problems. Our plastering crews here at Advanced Pool & Spa, Inc. are highly skilled applicators – and they have to be – pool plastering is as much an art as it is a science. Prep, Timing and Touch are all very important for a proper pool plastering job.
Without a sturdy and leakproof pool interior finish, your swimming pool won’t be very useful. Such a large volume of water needs to be kept in a pool basin that is not only attractive but also sturdy, something that becomes a challenge in older pools. Deterioration to a pool’s finish is virtually inevitable, due to everything from imbalanced chemicals and natural erosion to contact with groundwater. If you are noticing cracking, pitting, staining, or etching on the interior surface of your pool, it’s important to seek resurfacing before extensive damage occurs. One of the newest ways to address the issue of resurfacing is with a special fiberglass spray application that can rejuvenate the look, feel, and function of aging swimming pools.
Pool plaster repair can enhance the appearance of your swimming pool and reseal it at the same time. No matter if you need one or both, you will need to decide if you want to complete this project on your own or hire a professional. It’s true that you can find some DIY “success stories” on the Web, but there are many compelling reasons to have an expert perform this work:
A pool plaster repair company is insured. This coverage protects you if someone gets injured during the process. Considering that power tools, high-voltage electricity and massive amounts of water are involved, this is certainly possible. You won’t have to worry about paying anyone’s medical bills when you hire a reputable firm. We carry pool pop-out insurance as well due to the fact that ground water in FL is only 3ft down and with an empty pool shell, time is of the essence. The ground water can and will hydraulically push your pool out of the ground. A professional will be able to remove the hydrostatic plug inside the main drain to relieve this pressure and save you the monumental cost of your pool popping out.
If your pool is leaking, finding the culprit of the leak is like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. With such a large body of water and so many different pieces of equipment contributing to its daily functions, where is the leak most likely originating?
You should expect a certain amount of water loss in your pool due to natural evaporation and splash-out when the pool is in use, and you may even gain some water during heavy rainfall. But if you need to consistently add a few inches of water or more to your pool to maintain its depth, chances are you have a leak. The following procedures can help you narrow down its origin.
Owning a pool in the South is as common as owning a heavy jacket in Maine. Hot weather and cool water just go together. But sometimes it can feel like pools and repairs go together too. There are five pool repair issues that tend to occur more frequently than others, so it’s always a good idea to be aware of them and stay alert for any indication that it’s time to call your pool repair service. Maintaining a pool is no different than maintaining a car or your body; the longer you ignore signs of a problem and let it linger, the worse it will probably be to resolve.