Remodeling of Type A
A swimming pool that has a good watertight structure but is showing weakness in the rendering material and/or tile grouting.
The process of remodeling a pool that shows weakness in the rendering material and/or tile grouting is as follows:
- Removal of all the pool tiles and grouting connected to the rendering;
- Remove and replace existing skimmers with new ones. The placement of the new skimmers is carried out using a certified mineral mortar (Geolite40);
- Following the removal of the pool tiles and grout, a cleaning is carried out to confirm that the pool walls and floor are free of debris. The walls and floor of the swimming pool are then plastered. We then proceed with the application of two coats of a certified mono-component waterproofing mortar (Osmocem Kerabuild);
- With this process completed, we move on to the application of the new glass ceramic pool tiles using white cement glue (Kerakoll H40) and ultra-resistant grouting (Fugalite eco ceramics).
Remodeling of Type B
A swimming pool that loses water, has structural cracks and is in advanced stages of deterioration.
The process of remodeling a swimming pool that loses water, has structural cracks and is in advanced stages of deterioration is as follows:
- Removal of existing skimmers if applicable;
- Demolition of existing interior steps of the pool;
- Removal of the existing coping stones;
- Removal of underwater projectors if applicable.
Extensions are added to the threaded pool conduits if applicable. A new main drain is placed in the deep end of the pool.
Upon completion of this process, we move on to the structural part which is done as follows. A welded steel mesh (AQ50) is applied with a 5cm spacing throughout the pool walls and floor.
Where there are structural cracks, a reinforcement made of 8mm steel rebar is attached to the steel mesh 10cm apart. Then the concrete is projected on to the walls and floor in a diameter of +/- 12cm. The concrete has the following composition per m3:
- Portland Cement 32.5n: 255L
- Washed River Sand: 510L
- Gravel 10mm: 85L
- Water: 150L
With the application of the concrete completed, we proceed to the construction of the interior pools within the new structure. The walls are then plastered and the floor screed.
Afterwards two coats of a thin layer of waterproofing mortar (Osmocem of the Kerakoll) are applied throughout all areas of the interior of the swimming pool.
Then the glass ceramic tiles are applied using white cement glue (Kerakoll H40) and ultra-resistant grouting (Fugalite ECO).
With this process completed, the pool is structurally sound and like new.