Concrete Repair Work and New Concrete Pouring

AuburnPoolCompany, as known and trusted contractors, we have worked in concrete for many years. We treat every pool concrete restoration job as if we did the work in the first place. We know concrete and concrete restoration. We know swimming pool restoration. That knowledge combined, lets you know that each and every concrete restoration job will be performed by a qualified professional who knows what you need.

As your gunite or concrete pool begins to age, the plaster will require the occasional repair. Cracking, hollow spots, sometimes  called “pop-ups”, and chipping are not uncommon. As are wear spots in your pool plaster, when the plaster is worn away, and the gunite below the plaster is showing. Most of these pool plaster repairs can be done by you. With the right tools, the right materials, and a little know how, you can repair most small cracks and chips without too much effort. The following is a step by step guide to making typical pool plaster repairs.

Swimming Pool Crack Repair

  1. Cut the crack out 1/2” deep and extend the length of the crack one inch on both ends. You will need a grinder or saw with a diamond blade. You can rent a 4” grinder, or buy one for about $50.00. Be sure to use all of the proper safety equipment and safe operating procedures.
  2. Allow the crack to dry and wipe away all dust and debris.
  3. Apply a bead of caulk along the length of the crack leaving 1/4” space to allow for plaster to cover the caulk.
  4. Allow the caulk to dry.
  5. Mix some pool patch or white Portland cement and white sand with water and an acrylic cement bonding agent (available at  most home improvement super centers). The mix should be the consistency of loose peanut butter.
  6. Lightly moisten the surface. With a flat trowel or putty knife, apply your pool patching mixture to the crack. Gently push the mix into the crack to make sure there is no air left in the gap.
  7. Smooth and even out the patch area with your trowel, and sponge the new patch to match the consistency of the existing surface. If the pool plaster repair won’t be under water for more than a few hours, cover it with a wet towel to keep it moist until the pool repair is covered with water to prevent the job from cracking.
  8. Fill the pool as soon as possible and go swimming!

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