You may have read on our site that resurfacing your pool with fibreglass is providing your pool a ‘new lease on life’. This project is one of the better examples of this. Once we were able to remove the water and clean the surface enough to assess the condition of the pool, it was apparent that there was a significant presence of osmosis throughout the pool.
In order to prevent osmosis from returning or jeopardizing the structural integrity of the pool, it needed to be completely removed. Similar to the process of removing ‘drummy’ areas or treating concrete cancer in a concrete pool, our team systematically removed every instance of osmosis throughout the pools surface, and provided a finish that could be mistaken for a brand new pool!
For this project, we followed the following process:
Marblesheen finishing was a very popular surface of choice in Australia particularly between 1970 – 1990. The marblesheen surface is mixture of cement and crushed marble and applied using a trowel. The thickness of a marblesheen surface is typically between 5-25 mm, and because of its soft, porous characterisics it tends to wear down over the years.
Common issues we find are with marblesheen include:
In order to complete this project we took the following steps:
This project is the perfect example of how versatile fibreglass pool resurfacing is. It also shows the durability and flexibility if a fibreglass and how it can provide a long lasting solution to any pool, in any condition.
Due to the condition of the pool and the structural instability of the walls behind the vinyl surface, in this case it was necessary to rebuild the walls with reinforced concrete. Once the walls were structurally sound again, we sealed the new concrete than applied our fibreglass technology. This solution provided our customer a new durable, flexible surface that will last!