Specialist in Swimming Pool Refurbishment.
Especially during the winters, your swimming pool goes through very low temperatures and may sustain damage to the extent. Hence, once in a year, you need refurbishment or repair services for your pool to make it ready for the new season to come.
What is swimming pool refurbishment?
We hold expertise in swimming pool refurbishment. Do you want to know what exactly is resurfacing, and what is the process for this?
Well!! You may also be aware that whatever type of pool you own, your pool is coated with plaster, pebble, fibreglass or even all tile, it is not going to last long forever over the existing surface. Your existing surface needs a coating of plaster or pebble to keep it maintained. However, each type of resurfacing comes with certain benefits and limitations; our experts can help you with all. Once the surface gets adequately prepared, it becomes ready for final coating of either plaster, quartz, exposed pebble, glass beads, or polished pool finish.
How often should you Refurbish your pool?
Well!! The right answer is “it depends”.
If you maintain and clean your pool on a regular basis along with the pool water chemistry, it can prolong the life of your pool finish. Peeling plasters, cracking, roughness, discolours, structural cracks and rust and paint stains are a sign that your pool needs a refurbishment.
Suppose your pool has been made with the best quality materials and has used a proper installation process, with proper chemical levels maintenance. In that case, you can presume pool covering lifespans like the following:
- White Quartz: 12+ years
- Polished pool finishes: 5-12 years
- White plaster: 5-10 years
- Exposed pebble: 14+ years
How long does Pool Refurbishment last?
Depending on the type of your pool, Refurbishment generally takes 5-7 days to complete. The pool refurbishment process can be hindered by weather and may exceed up to 14 days in some instances.
Types of Pool Refurbishment
Plaster is a blend of water, white cement, marble sand or limestone. It’s applied to the entire pool using a flat, rounded-edge tool. However, it is not going to be white necessarily and can be coloured to fix a different colour design. Although it may feel rough in touch, it’s an extremely affordable option in comparison to possibilities, plus it gives a classic and elegant look to your pool. Also, you need to do weekly maintenance, and acid washes every 3-5 years to prevent the algae growing.
Aggregate coatings are a mixture of materials, such as pebbles, glass beads, quartz, and cement. After applying it on your pool, it needs to be wiped off from the uppermost layer of plaster to reveal the pebbles. Exposed and polished are two types of aggregate finishes. Aggregate polished creates a smooth texture, so the surface looks alike and is polished flat.
Porcelain, stone, or glass, tiles are a few examples of a popular choice across London. Sometimes, people like to mix the different types of tile within their pool to enhance the artistic beauty. Either finished, painted, or textured; this covering provides your pool a more upscale look. Additionally, it’s easier to clean than aggregate.
Swimming Pool Refurbishment Process
Step 1 – Drain
As the first step of Refurbishment, we drain out the entire pool. Our team prepares the site and drains your swimming pool. After that, we turn off all your appliances and use a submersible pump into your swimming pool to start draining the water out.
Step 2 – Preparation
The second step of Refurbishment includes our expert sandblast, strip crews and multi-coat for the preparation process. Our team members thoroughly make the pool surface ready to work by removing useless contaminated surface material and furnishing it to receive the new surface material as per your choice.
This is the loudest and dustiest stage of the project, and we try to cover and prevent noise and dust as much as we can.
Our team always takes special care to assure that your garden space is refurbished to the same decent environment as it was at the beginning of the process.
Step 3 – Tile and Workmanship
Step 3 is where our highly trained, skilled and professional tile and artistry craftsman install your selected pool tile, coping, and other decorative features along with ledger stone. This entire process can take almost 1 to 4 working days for completion. We take care of everything with perfection regards your swimming pool, and outside living space, that it should be completed before initiating this step. We ensure that the colour of the tiles is already finalized to avoid any delay.
Step 4 – Plumbing and Seal
Our fourth step for Refurbishment is all about to seal the plumbing. It ensures that your pool is watertight and ready for the selected pool surface finish. We also wash your pool at this stage.
Step 5 – Finishing Material Installation
Our fifth step involves the installation of the poo material which you have selected. Now you can also see that the remodelled swimming pool starts to take shape. It can be approximately a 1-3 day process, as per your material selection.
Step 6 – Acid Wash
Though it is not necessary, depending on the type of tiles you own. However, if you have a Pebble, Hydrazzo, Beadcrete, or darker Quartz finish, it will be necessary to go for an Acid Wash, as a standard part of the process. We have a team of a highly skilled and experienced team, who perform this step efficiently and most safely.
Step 7 – Clean-up and filling
Once all the materials have been installed, and the pool is washed with acid, it is time to complete our general cleanup, and fill your pool back. Here, we take your help to determine the level of water.
Step 8- Surface curing
This is one of the most critical steps for completing the extended look and life of your new pool surface material. After filling the pool with water, there are a few things which need to be taken carefully.
With market-leading designs and installations, we ensure you to give the best swimming pool services, including construction to maintenance to refurbishment.