Concrete Pool Resurfacing

Concrete Pool Resurfacing

Concrete Pool Resurfacing Specialists

Perth Pool Co. are Western Australia’s leading specialists in concrete and vinyl liner pool resurfacing and conversions for both residential and commercial concrete swimming pools.

Using Allnex AQUAGUARD™ Fibretech Technology, our resurfacing and conversion services allow a concrete or vinyl lined swimming pool to be converted to gel coat fibreglass.

This conversion process eliminates problems you may be experiencing with your concrete pool, such as, cracking or eroding plaster, abrasiveness, fading colour, constant chemical imbalance and leaking.

Concrete to fibreglass pool resurfacing using the Allnex AQUAGUARD™ Fibretech System offers excellent benefits to pool owners and users alike.

This resurfacing technology incorporates a new fibreglass laminate or shell with built in protectants specifically formulated to safeguard against colour fading and eliminate many of the issues outlined above. Resulting in a vibrant and modern cosmetic finish with exceptional durability, the perfect solution for maintaining an ageing concrete pool.

An added advantage of concrete pool resurfacing is that fibreglass acts as a natural insulator, increasing your pool’s temperature by up to two degrees, getting rid of the chill factor experienced in some concrete pools in the warmer months.

Signs that your concrete pool needs resurfacing

Peeling Paint

Structural Cracks

Staining

Concrete swimming pools will begin to deteriorate overtime, usually at a faster rate than that of fibreglass.  Deterioration is caused by a number of factors including general wear and tear, UV rays and chemical or physical forces.

The original coating will begin to erode causing several key issues, being an abrasive or crumbling interior, rusting reinforcement bars that are visible through the plaster, peeling paint, structural cracks and staining. You may also have difficulty in maintaining the correct water level or experience leaking.

Does your concrete pool require resurfacing?

The concrete pool resurfacing process

The full conversion and application process of the Allnex AQUAGUARD™ Fibretech System takes between 3-4 days plus curing time.

Once fully cured, the pool can be refilled with prestart instructions tailored to suit each pool, provided by our Senior Technicians

The AQUAGUARD™ System Resurfacing Process

Stage one of the Allnex AQUAGUARD™ Fibretech System involves draining the pool using high out-put pumps. The structural composition of concrete allows the pool to be emptied without requiring any bracing. Dependant on the size of the pool, the draining process is usually complete within 1 to 1.5 hours.

A large industrial tarp tent is then erected over the swimming pool site to assist with protecting the AQUAGUARD™ products and our Technicians from UV rays and weather elements. This tent also assists with containing dust and fibres, ensuring a clean and safe work site.

Our team ensure safety is paramount throughout the entire renovation process, with the use of full Personal Protective Equipment and the latest in specialised trade tools.

Once the pool has been emptied and thoroughly dried, the old and defective plaster and/or paint is removed by our technicians using specialised grinders. The grinding process is a methodical and extensive operation which allows our technicians to diagnose any underlying issues, all while removing the plaster or paint to expose the underlying shell. This process can take between 1-3 hours to complete.

Special attention is paid to concrete swimming pools suffering with delaminating or drummy areas and structural cracks. Treatment for these issues is meticulous and labour intensive, ensuring complete removal and repair.

Delaminating areas can range in size and severity, from the size of a coin to the size of a coffee table or larger. Delaminated areas require complete removal and application of new plaster to reconstruct and prepare the surface for the following layers. Structural cracks fracture both the plaster and concrete layer of the pool shell. This can be caused by two main factors; movement in the pool surrounds and/ or incorrect spacing of reinforcement bars within the concrete shell.

To repair structural cracks, the damaged area is widened and filled with a Vinyl Ester Filler, it is then reinforced with several layers of fibreglass matting. This multi-step process enables flexibility in the structure, thus reducing the likelihood of further cracks in the future. It also significantly enhances the strength and durability of the pool’s interior.

Dependant on whether your pool has a tiled waterline, Perth Pool Co offer each client the option of keeping the original tiles, removing them completely or replacing with new mosaic tiles from our extensive swimming pool tile range.

The second stage of the resurfacing system involves the Diamond Key Cut process. This process of keying in or securing the fibreglass to the concrete is critical and must be done correctly to ensure the new fibreglass layer permanently bonds to the concrete shell.

Once complete a Vinyl Ester Resin Primer is applied to the entire pool interior. This primer adheres to the freshly ground shell preparing the surface for the new fibreglass laminate.

A 300gsm Chopped Strand Fibreglass Matting is applied in conjunction with a secondary layer of Vinyl Ester Resin. These layers consolidate or fuse, which removes any hidden air pockets within the new fibreglass laminate. High traffic areas, such as steps and swim outs, will have this process repeated, providing strength and durability while the laminate and primer yields a superior chemical and water resistance, ensuring long lasting product performance.

The third stage of the resurfacing process consists of ensuring the fibreglass matting layer has fully cured in preparation for the Vinyl Ester Fillcoat. This Fillcoat is applied to the entire pool interior and ensures any small holes or imperfections possibly left after the fibreglass layer are removed. This layer also consists of the first stage of pigment or colour which enhances the final cosmetic finish. It is imperative the Fillcoat is applied correctly, as not only will this create a smooth surface for the final Top Coat but also a secondary chemical barrier. This process is then left to fully cure overnight.

The finishing stage of the AQUAGUARD™ system involves a light grind, ensuring the removal of any final imperfections. At this stage we install a customised Non-Slip Surface to high traffic areas, steps and swim outs. Our Senior Technicians will then conduct a final inspection of the pool interior to ensure the pool is ready for the final Top Coat.

The Top Coat layer is not only vibrant and decorative but also contains built in protectants in the way of Styrene Wax, which prevents colour fading and provides exceptional durability. This coat needs to be applied carefully and according to manufacturer specification.

We undertake stringent quality control procedures and testing throughout the renovation, ensuring the highest level of product performance.

A final and comprehensive inspection of the resurfaced pool will be carried out by a Senior Technician, once the Top Coat process is complete. Once approved, the area will be fully cleaned and all equipment and the tarp tent removed.

The Senior Technician will then provide information on the completed resurface and run through any questions you may have.

Detailed swimming pool pre start instructions are provided to each client to assist with refilling the pool once fully cured.

The result… An amazing looking pool with an exceptionally smooth and durable finish!

Stage one of the Allnex AQUAGUARD™ Fibretech System involves draining the pool using high out-put pumps. The structural composition of concrete allows the pool to be emptied without requiring any bracing. Dependant on the size of the pool, the draining process is usually complete within 1 to 1.5 hours.

A large industrial tarp tent is then erected over the swimming pool site to assist with protecting the AQUAGUARD™ products and our Technicians from UV rays and weather elements. This tent also assists with containing dust and fibres, ensuring a clean and safe work site.

Our team ensure safety is paramount throughout the entire renovation process, with the use of full Personal Protective Equipment and the latest in specialised trade tools.

Once the pool has been emptied and thoroughly dried, the old and defective plaster and/or paint is removed by our technicians using specialised grinders. The grinding process is a methodical and extensive operation which allows our technicians to diagnose any underlying issues, all while removing the plaster or paint to expose the underlying shell. This process can take between 1-3 hours to complete.

Special attention is paid to concrete swimming pools suffering with delaminating or drummy areas and structural cracks. Treatment for these issues is meticulous and labour intensive, ensuring complete removal and repair.

Delaminating areas can range in size and severity, from the size of a coin to the size of a coffee table or larger. Delaminated areas require complete removal and application of new plaster to reconstruct and prepare the surface for the following layers. Structural cracks fracture both the plaster and concrete layer of the pool shell. This can be caused by two main factors; movement in the pool surrounds and/ or incorrect spacing of reinforcement bars within the concrete shell.

To repair structural cracks, the damaged area is widened and filled with a Vinyl Ester Filler, it is then reinforced with several layers of fibreglass matting. This multi-step process enables flexibility in the structure, thus reducing the likelihood of further cracks in the future. It also significantly enhances the strength and durability of the pool’s interior.

Dependant on whether your pool has a tiled waterline, Perth Pool Co offer each client the option of keeping the original tiles, removing them completely or replacing with new mosaic tiles from our extensive swimming pool tile range.

The second stage of the resurfacing system involves the Diamond Key Cut process. This process of keying in or securing the fibreglass to the concrete is critical and must be done correctly to ensure the new fibreglass layer permanently bonds to the concrete shell.

Once complete a Vinyl Ester Resin Primer is applied to the entire pool interior. This primer adheres to the freshly ground shell preparing the surface for the new fibreglass laminate.

A 300gsm Chopped Strand Fibreglass Matting is applied in conjunction with a secondary layer of Vinyl Ester Resin. These layers consolidate or fuse, which removes any hidden air pockets within the new fibreglass laminate. High traffic areas, such as steps and swim outs, will have this process repeated, providing strength and durability while the laminate and primer yields a superior chemical and water resistance, ensuring long lasting product performance.

The third stage of the resurfacing process consists of ensuring the fibreglass matting layer has fully cured in preparation for the Vinyl Ester Fillcoat. This Fillcoat is applied to the entire pool interior and ensures any small holes or imperfections possibly left after the fibreglass layer are removed. This layer also consists of the first stage of pigment or colour which enhances the final cosmetic finish. It is imperative the Fillcoat is applied correctly, as not only will this create a smooth surface for the final Top Coat but also a secondary chemical barrier. This process is then left to fully cure overnight.

The finishing stage of the AQUAGUARD™ system involves a light grind, ensuring the removal of any final imperfections. At this stage we install a customised Non-Slip Surface to high traffic areas, steps and swim outs. Our Senior Technicians will then conduct a final inspection of the pool interior to ensure the pool is ready for the final Top Coat.

The Top Coat layer is not only vibrant and decorative but also contains built in protectants in the way of Styrene Wax, which prevents colour fading and provides exceptional durability. This coat needs to be applied carefully and according to manufacturer specification.

We undertake stringent quality control procedures and testing throughout the renovation, ensuring the highest level of product performance.

A final and comprehensive inspection of the resurfaced pool will be carried out by a Senior Technician, once the Top Coat process is complete. Once approved, the area will be fully cleaned and all equipment and the tarp tent removed.

The Senior Technician will then provide information on the completed resurface and run through any questions you may have.

Detailed swimming pool pre start instructions are provided to each client to assist with refilling the pool once fully cured.

The result… An amazing looking pool with an exceptionally smooth and durable finish!

The Allnex AQUAGUARD™ Fibretech System

The Aquaguard® Fibretech Pool Resurfacing Product Range consists of four unique products each specifically designed to give superior performance in pool relining.

1. Ultratec® Vinyl Ester Primer – Specifically designed for concrete this primer seals the surface and provides excellent adhesion of subsequent layers. Particularly important for concrete or porous substrates.

2. Ultratec® Vinyl Ester Tie Layer Resin – Provides a corrosion barrier to protect the pool from osmosis.

3. Fibretech Vinyl Ester Fillcoat – Secondary corrosion barrier providing additional opacity and prevention against fibre wicking.

4. Aquaguard® Fibretech Topcoat – Final cosmetic layer formulated to give optimal performance and colour retention.

Complete the makeover

Concrete pool resurfacing is key to bringing your pool back to vibrant life, but there are many other solutions we offer to ensure your pool performs and looks its best.

At Perth Pool Co we can install, repair or replace various pool equipment including LED pool lights, skimmers, filters, chlorinators, pumps, pipework and water features.

LED pool lights

Skimmers

Filter Systems

Chlorinators

Pumps

Pipework

Why choose us for your concrete pool resurfacing

30+ Years Experience

Quality Workmanship

Allnex AQUAGUARD™ System

Perth Pool Co. draws on more than 30 years of experience in pool restoration, resurfacing and repairs for all types of residential and commercial concrete and vinyl liner swimming pools.

We are one of Perth’s most established swimming pool restoration companies and have the knowledge, experience and products to deliver long-lasting pool restoration and resurfacing solutions.

We have a hard-earned reputation throughout Western Australia for quality workmanship, honest customer service and advice you can trust and rely on.

Our expert team uses only the Allnex AQUAGUARD™ Fibretech System and we provide warranties for all of our workmanship.

Contact us, WA’s leading concrete pool resurfacing specialists to find out more about our concrete and vinyl liner pool renovation services.

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