Pool Resurfacing, Plastering, Deck, Tile & Coping Repair
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Pool Surface Cracks | Missing Tile | Things you should know before resurfacing or renovating your in-ground gunite pool.
We are one of the largest pool restoration companies on the North Shore. But, we not only beautify and restore old and damaged pools, we build attractive poolscapes, decks, and patios. Let us help you redesign your new outdoor kitchen and fireplace, to compliment your new modern pool deck.
Pool Restoration & Repair Services
- Shell Repair
- Swimming Pool Resurfacing: White Plaster, Diamond Brite, River Rok /Pebble Finish
- Coping & Tiling
- Water Blasting to remove paint
- New Pool Patio and Renovations – Stamped Concrete, Exposed Aggregate, Brushed cement Patio Stones Etc…)
Over the years the plaster on your gunite pool will wear thin, you may notice rough areas on your pool walls or floor. When you end up with a bunch of rough spots it is probably time to restore your pools surface.
Pool resurfacing is needed due to age and for other reasons. When you see tiles missing and a horizontal crack(s) in your pool wall, you most likely have water getting down behind the pool wall. When this water freezes in the winter, it expands and does this kind of damage.
If you resurface your pool without addressing the reason for the damaged, you will likely be repairing it every year, and your pool shell will continue to deteriorate. Let us help you to address the problem, before you just repair the cosmetic appearance and waste your money.
Pool Surface Preparation
Gunite pool surfaces need to be properly prepared. First we strip your existing finish with an acid wash, cut a foot below tile, when tile is not getting removed, chip and etch around skimmer and returns.
Gunite walls need to be sounded for weak or hollow spots, and loose material removed.
Once the shell is stripped and sounded, we restore shell substructure, clean it, and then prep with a bonding agent, a pre plastering prep coat.
Pool Plastering – White or Grey Plastering
We use the best White Portland cement and crushed marble, we shoot it on the wall with a sprayer, and then trowel it, bringing the cream to the surface, completing to a fine smooth finish.
Diamond Brite Pool Finish
Available in 16 different colors to compliment poolscapes. It is slip resistant and yet still comfortable on your feet. It seals better than regular white plaster.
River Rok / Pebble Exposed Aggregate Finish
River Roc is a premium pool coating, and is the finish that closest resembles nature. Choose lighter colored pebbles for a cool look, or darker colors for a more dramatic appearance.
Tile and Coping
Replacing dated coping stones and tile is a great way to makeover your pools appearance. It’s nice to have that option, but if you’re coping stones are lifting, or your tile is falling off, you may have no other choice but to replace them.
Giving your pool a much needed facelift can be an exciting time. There are many modern options to choose from. If you need a new deck, you may decide to go with a cantilever edge (basically no coping), or a nice flat bullnose coping and matching tile will make you want to invite some friends over for a pool party.
One of the main reasons for damaged pool walls, coping and tile, has to do with a maintenance item. There is a seal (deck-o-seal) that prevents water from getting down behind or under your coping, it lasts 6-12 years before it needs to be replaced. When this seal lets go, water freezes and expands, this causes hydraulic lifting and expanding. With nowhere to go, the expanding ice lifts and moves coping stones towards the pool water and pops off your tile.
PoolScaping & Deck Options
We offer several solutions when it comes to cement decking. We have gorgeous pavers, patio stones, and natural stone products, we do exposed aggregate, and stamped concrete too. If you prefer the standard brushed cement, we have got you covered. We do all this and more.
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