When installing fibreglass pool linings into existing fibreglass pools and gunnite pools conditions vary so much from site to site and from pool to pool. This means that there is a lot that needs to be catered for otherwise the job could be compromised. Weather and temperature have a lot to do with the proportions of the resins that have to be mixed when installing fibreglass pool linings. Therefore, these tasks need to be carried out by well-trained laminators who know what they are doing. Our teams use mixing machines on site to ensure the resin and catalyst are mixed properly.
If this is not done, the fibreglass lining could get the “black plague” at a later stage. Mixing with a stick is not good enough. If these factors are not taken into account it could lead to major problems with the fibreglass lining in the future. Our professional, well trained staff have seen it all and are at the top of their game when it comes to fibreglass linings and being able to attend to the many unexpected issues that arise, such as, ground water seeping through the structure and loose marble plaster.
Our fibreglass pool lining service includes:
- A home meeting with our site manager and the client regarding the job, the sequence and planning.
- The water is pumped out of the pool.
- The relevant installation of equipment is installed such as new underwater light, new skimmer box, new piping, new filtration equipment or new copings and paving.
- Once all those items have been installed the surface of the pool is prepared either by acid washing or grinding/sanding.
- A groove is cut under the coping into which the fibreglass is tucked
- Isothelic resin is first applied to the prepared surface of the pool by roller as a layer which penetrates the existing surface and acts as a bond for the fibreglass.
- The fibreglass pool lining layers are then applied (450g chop strand mat and surface tissue) over the entire pool surface.
- Once the resin has set the fibreglass layer gets a light sand to remove any sharp points.
- The pool mosaics are applied as either fibreglass sheet with a print or real ceramic mosaics with epoxy adhesive and grout.
- The surface is coated with pool coat which is the colour. This is done with a roller, much like painting. The finish has an orange peel affect.
- After a period of between two and seven days, depending on the colour, the pool is filled with water.
- The water is chemicalized and balanced before a handover meeting takes place.
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