When constructing a concrete pool, all stages and nuances must be taken into account; otherwise, the life of the pool is sharply reduced. And after the winter period, you unexpectedly find leaks, poor thermal insulation and thermoregulation, deformation of the pool bowl, a departure from the inner surface of finishing materials, and so on. After 6-7 years, one way or another, microcracks may appear in the bowl of the concrete pool, and repairs are simply necessary.
Need a concrete pool renovation? Find out how best to repair a concrete pool yourself.
Causes and Effects
By the end of the swimming season, it was already noticed how the water was leaking, and the volumes were getting smaller and smaller. The reasons may be:
- Poor waterproofing,
- Bad preservation for the winter,
- Poor insulation,
- Incorrect installation of embedded materials: pipes, nozzles, skimmers, etc.
To prepare a concrete pool for the summer season, you need:
- Treat with waterproofing.
- Treat the walls with liquid glass.
- Treat with a primer – a moment or any other sealant.
- Close with tiles.
- Allow drying.
- Put a mosaic.
IMPORTANT! Concrete gains its grade strength in 28 days. During this period, it must be moisturized and protected from direct sunlight.
We iron the tiles with a roller so that the gaps between them are as small as possible. After the concrete dries up, we fill it with sealants – any, especially those that penetrate not only into cracks but also into the pores of materials. The tile must fit snugly against the walls, so you must constantly monitor it at a right angle so that there are no distortions or detachments from the walls of the concrete pool.
When the bottom of the pool is dry, you can start processing and repairing the walls of the concrete bowl:
- Remove all unnecessary layers with a trowel.
- We will plaster again.
- Let it dry.
- We saturate the walls with liquid glass or other sealants. Better to smear with two or even three layers.
- Rub the seams thoroughly.
- Allow drying.
- Paint over with acrylic or rubber paint.
If a bowl made of concrete is badly destroyed, and the concrete just falls in pieces, then it is difficult to talk about some kind of cosmetic repair; it is better to pour concrete at least in those places that are most susceptible to destruction.
Use concrete that best meets the criteria:
- Water resistance.
- Frost resistance
- Resistant to sudden temperature changes.
- Immunity to external influences.
TIP! To ensure the pool bottom is of high strength, it is recommended to use special vibration devices when pouring the solution. This allows for better compaction of the mixture. After that, the solution should harden and stand for 7-10 days.