Tile replacement, cut away coping to install 3 inch Flagstone Coping, install stone face on raised beam, and install Sheer Descent water feature,close off infloor cleaning system, resurface pool with a Pebble Finish.
I replace and extend all wall fittings, then patch in with Hydraulic Cement to prevent any leaks.
The last time a resurface was done on this pool, the contractor actually plastered over the eyeball, instead of removing it and installing a new one.
I extend, and replace all wall fittings. The trick is to make the pool look brand new.
Sometimes a texture can be applied, not always. I rebuilt this curb. It was crooked, and the concrete was cracking off.
A proper start up takes at least one week. Daily brushing, and constant water checks, to assure the new finish cures properly.
I thought I had seen it all. No grout between this remodel coping. You should see how they resurfaced the pool.
This is a Tan Shell Lock, from Artistic Pavers. Has shell embedded in it. Note the pipe extended and patched, to be cut. That is an inlet.
A well done radius. Note the spotter tile on the bench. My customer let me do something with her waterline tile for this, I think it worked.
When resurfacing a pool without a tile replacement, an undercut is made.
Once the pool has been pressure washed, and acid washed, a bonding agent is applied.
This is one of many Commercial pools I have renovated.
That's right, some guy tiled right over tile here. It popped off, and I replaced it. You can not tile over tile, period.
Not easy, but must be done. Once removed I sometimes see things that must be addressed also.
Note the Bevel Cut on the new tile here, doing this creates a clean edge for the new plaster. Very few, contractors take time to do this., I do it on all my renovations.
This is the old tile to be removed and replaced, without a re-surface of the pool.
Note, I even saved the Tile Strip (the white band over the tile)
A well done renovation should look like a new pool, not a recently remodeled pool.
This is the Gutter lip tile on a Community pool.
Seriously, which one looks right to you?
Note the steel bar wrapped around the skimmer......
After patching around the throat with Hydraulic cement, concrete is poured around the skimmer body.
Once the concrete is hard, the pavers go back in place, and sand is broomed over them.
This one was a tricky one. Had to use an expansion joint around it to match the old skimmer installation technique. Next comes paint to match the existing deck.
If you lost more than 1/4 inch, you have a leak. Note: we lose about 1/8 to 1/4 inch daily to evaporation.
If rain is forecast, do the following test
On this site I try to avoid showing glitzy images of pools. Instead, you'll see how it's done. I will show you how others do it, and how I do it. I'll even show you a few ideas.
In 1981, shortly after discharging from the United States Marine Corps, I got a job as a Swimming Pool Mechanic with a Master Pool Builder. I stayed with it for 9 years before deciding to get my own Contractors License, and go out on my own. Since then, I have renovated and repaired pools from Key west to North Carolina. I committed to staying small, because I love what I do, and I intend to keep it that way.
Leak location, and repair is a service that I take a lot of pride in. Since I have extensive experience building pools, and repairing them, knowing where they leak, and why, gives me a great advantage over those other guys. If I can't find all of your leaks, you don't pay me a dime.
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