Date:June 15, 2013

Fibreglass Resurfacing | Osmosis Removal

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:

  1. Drained the pool, and pressure washed the surface.
  2. Systematically remove all areas affected by osmosis.
  3. Using heat, vaporize any sub-surface water in order to provide a long lasting seal.
  4. Fill areas removed with a filling agent designed for fibreglass.
  5. Grind pool surface.
  6. Apply vinyl ester resin primer coat
  7. Apply chopped strand matting [laminate]. The laminate forms the basis for the structural strength of the new surface.
  8. Apply bulk resin to the laminate.
  9. Apply filler-coat to enhance the surface finish and colour the primed surface.
  10. Apply Aquagaurd top coat. This is the final decorative colour coat which seals the laminate from water penetration.