Olympic's approach to each pool remodeling project is the same: Provide clear communication with the homeowner about the construction timeline, install the finest quality materials by highly-skilled pool professionals, and maintain job safety and cleanliness. By its very nature pool renovation can be very messy, however Olympic's crews are trained to minimize any problems during the course of construction.
1. Drain pool and examine existing surface for structural issues. Repair as necessary (Extra
charges may occur).
2. Remove and replace the old tile and coping. Address any structural issues with the beam.
3. Prepare pool surface by chipping away old plaster below tile line and around lights, main drains, and all
wall and floor returns.
4. Apply Multicoat™ Bond Kote to create a chemical and mechanical bond between the old and new
5. Apply new interior finish to pool and spa.
6. Acid wash new surface, if that product requires this phase.
7. Begin refill of pool and transition project to homeowner.
Pool plaster typically lasts 7 years and has a industry standard warranty of one year. The etching and chipping exhibited by plaster is a common occurrence, and resurfacing is the standard response to a pool over 7 years old.
The main differences between plaster and Pebble Tec® are the materials used, thickness of how it is applied, the color of water it creates, and the durability. Plaster can be colored in varying shades of black and gray, however colored plaster tends to mottle. On the other hand, Pebble Tec® has over 30 colors and styles to choose from.
To resurface a pool, the old plaster must be chipped away at least ˝" deep and 2" wide below the tile (for both new and old), and around all fittings. This gives enough room for the new finish to flush up to the tile and taper around the fittings without bulging. A bond coat is applied, which applies both a chemical and mechanical bond to the old plaster. This rough surface gives the new finish a strong grip to the shell and prevents the two finishes from separating.
TILE AND COPING
There are hundreds of tile colors and sizes to choose from, from a large number of manufacturers. Olympic recommends Classic Pool Tile because of its selection, quality and price, but you may choose your tile from any reputable pool tile distributor.
Coping can range from traditional brick to marble to rough hewn stone, and can be applied in a variety of fashions. When using natural stone, we recommend that you select the batch directly from the distributor, and be very clear about the size, color and thickness desired. When it is applied to the pool beam, the edge can be shaped to your preferred style.
We often hear from homeowners that their 10+ year old pool equipment runs loud, inefficiently, or not at all. Salt chlorine generators are the newest and safest method of maintaining your water chemistry, and are an easy addition to your pool. Whether you need to replace/upgrade your pump, heater, filter, or overall plumbing, our staff can handle all levels of installation. Computer controls allow push button ease and built-in safety overrides to prevent change to the equipment. They can be added to almost any pool.
Pools built 5 or more years ago often have depths, slopes or shapes that are not as preferable as those built today. For example, diving boards were once popular, but because of liability issues, families would rather have a pool that has a depth that everyone can enjoy. Olympic's crew then "raises up" the floor by extending the plumbing, compacting structural fill, installing rebar, and guniting a new floor
Another common modification is changing the main drain system in pools and spas from a single to a dual drain. The reason for this stems from drownings as a result of suction entrapment. By creating a dual main drain, the suction is divided and cannot be completely blocked.
WHY AM I CALLING OLYMPIC POOL PLASTERING AND GETTING REFERRED TO PRECISION POOL RENOVATIONS?
Olympic Pool Plastering has built a reputation on years of quality work. They are consistently surpassing expectations at a fair price. So why then are they giving the pool renovation business away? Simply, Olympic has realized that trying to compete in the pool renovations arena was getting in the way of delivering the best-in-class service Georgia's pool builders have come to expect.
For this reason, Olympic Pool Plastering has chosen to divest itself of all the renovation operations and to entrust that business to Precision Pool Renovations. The staff at Precision Pool Renovations brings years of experience as former Olympic Pool Plastering employees. They can give you better, more well rounded service than Olympic Pool Plastering and they are a trusted ally in the pool renovations business. When you call Precision Pool Renovations, you get an agent to Olympic, who is equally comfortable talking to you about deck resurfacing as they are about pool finishes. Today's pool renovations often involve tile, stone, plumbing, and even pool equipment knowledge. Precision Pool Renovations people are ready to answer your questions in these areas and more.
So, as you can see, a pool renovation is more than just a pool resurfacing. When it comes to making your pool look its best again, trust the people Olympic Pool Plastering trusts. Call a Precision Pool Renovations design professional to start your pool renovation project!