This is your opportunity to make your pool everything you've ever dreamed
This is a big decision so we will go over all of your available options in person. A great pool is a work of art put together with true craftsmanship and you should have exactly what you want.
We move onto our 4-phase method after you have decided on the surface color and texture, wether or not you are re-tiling or adding spray jets and a spillovers. The phases are structured so you can understand our renovation and resurfacing process as we work to craft your dream pool.
phase 1 "prep"
Drain the water using our high flow sump pump
Remove the drain plug in the main drain
Removal of any plastic fittings (wall returns, drain covers etc.)
If you choose to change tiles this is when we remove the tile
The prep is handled over a couple of days. Typically the pool will drain in a few hours and then the team will get to work removing tiles if you have chosen to retile, which depending on the size of the pool and amount of tile takes around 6-12 hours to complete. This is the real deconstruction and demolition of the old pool.
phase 2 "tile and bond"
Laying of new tile around pool
Placement of glass spotting tiles on steps
Painting on the bond coat that the new surface will adhere to
We make the tiles level to where the water line would be eliminating any strange lines from the water to grout lines. We place "Spot Tiles" on steps as there needs to be some kind of indicator as to where the pool steps are. As matching old tile is incredibly difficult we use colored glass that will match the old tiles and give a polished look if you decide not to retile the entire pool and spa. The bond coat is a special blend of adhesives we use to plaster the new surface to the shell of the pool.
phase 3 "the plaster and wash"
The resurfacing crew will arrive to pour the new surface
After plastering the pool the crew will hand wash the surface
This prevents clouding when the filling process begins
New plastics will be installed and the pool begin being filled
Return jets, main drains, PVC pipe fountains etc.
The new pool is nearly ready. The importance of our washing process cannot be understated. Years of practice and talks with surface manufacturers led us to this washing diligence. We wash down the surface for the important reason of revealing the crystals in the cement. These crystals reflect the light back up through the water giving you that deep blue sea or sandy beach appearance. In conjunction with the tile choices, the crystals set the mood of your pool and spa.
phase 4 "the setup"
The 7 day period once the pool is filled
We visit the pool daily and aggressively treat the water
We do this to prevent the possibility of stains
Daily brushing of all surfaces
Removal of any debris from surface
We do not vacuum as this will leave track marks in the surface
Until the week is over swimming is highly discouraged
The surface is soft and the water incredibly acidic
After our initial 7-day set up vacuums may be put back in and swimming may begin
The Setup, is the most critical part of an entire pool resurface or renovation. Everything else can be done absolutely perfectly but this 7-day period will ensure your pool lasts over years as opposed to under 10 months. Our blend of chemical treatments and physical service prevent calcium deposits forming and hydration patches where the cement may cure unevenly from happening. Just like the surface wash in phase 3 this is a feature of our renovation and resurface work we perform because it ensure you get exactly what you asked for.