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Paint or replaster

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 7:19 PM Comments comments (3)
I've been asked this question several times in my 24 plus years in the pool industry and until this past pool season I never seen any problems with painting your gunite pool. I added pool plastering this year and replastered 2 pools that had been painted and it was a nightmare removing the paint so we could bond coat pool prier to plastering. I know that painting your pool seems like it cost less at the time but it is only a temporary fix and will have to be repeated at least every other year to keep your pool looking good.
So I've realized that it's best(in my opinion) to replaster your pool rather than paint it because sooner or later plastering pool will have to be done and the cost added to remove the paint is just about as much to plaster.
      

   Thanks Calvin

Polynesian conversion

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)
Yes, we make liners for every brand of pool, but with the Polynesian low-hung pool, you have a unique opportunity.  This pool originally had an acrylic pool wall like a spa and a track at the bottom of the wall so the liner could be “hung” 8 inches from the floor.  Seemed like a great idea at the time.  It’s kind of a hybrid of the acrylic wall/concrete floor pools that are still built today.  You get the beauty and durability of an acrylic wall without the maintenance demands of a concrete floor.
Only problem was, it was often difficult to keep the pool from leaking around the liner bead.  They had a system that used silicone caulk in the bead track and a special 3M brand tape to try and seal it off, but it often proved impossible to stop the leaks.  Today, we still make low-hung style liners, but many people take the opportunity to convert these pools to traditional liners that snap into a track at the top of the wall.
liner poylanesian This is definitely a project for an experienced pool contractor.  You add a side mount bead receiver to the top of the wall.  The skimmer and lights usually already have vinyl liner style face plates anyway.  There are a few challenges to converting the returns and perhaps steps to receive a liner, but it’s very doable and suddenly your liner snaps in up top like every other pool out there.  Don’t miss this opportunity

Garage Floor Coatings

Posted on December 1, 2013 at 3:59 PM Comments comments (2)
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Liner replacement	
Decorative concrete	
Poolman / Concrete Doctor	
concrete resurfacing	
above ground pool	
decorative concrete resurfacing	
Renew Crete	
In ground pool	
epoxy flooringGarage floors coatings are very popular these days and there is a lot of DIY products out there you can use. The thing is that most don't prepare the surface before the application and the product fails. So if you are doing your floor or having it done by a contractor, be sure that the surface is prepped correctly to insure proper bonding of the coating being applied. PREP IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF ANY COATINGS APPLIED TO CONCRETE.

Driveway Resurfacing

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)
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Liner replacement	
Decorative concrete	
Poolman / Concrete Doctor	
concrete resurfacing	
above ground pool	
decorative concrete resurfacing	
Renew Crete	
In ground pool	
epoxy flooringCan I resurface my driveway with an overlay? The answer is yes you can. If a driveway is prepped and sealed correctly than the overlay should have no problem adhering to the concrete and staying on even under heavy traffic.

Cracks in your concrete

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 9:17 PM Comments comments (0)
 I have been asked if cracks in concrete can be fixed and not return and to be honest, while they can be repaired the cracks have a 50% chance of returning. The cracks if repaired correctly if they return will be hair line cracks. What I try to do to make cracks less noticeable is incorporate them into the the job to conceal them so that if  they do return they will be less noticeable. For more on this subject feel free to contact me and I will be more than glad to discuss it with you. Thanks

Basic texture

Posted on April 28, 2013 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (1)
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Liner replacement	
Decorative concrete	
Poolman / Concrete Doctor	
concrete resurfacing	
above ground pool	
decorative concrete resurfacing	
Renew Crete	
In ground pool	
epoxy flooringI have been asked what this is when quoting a job. Basic texture is sprayed then knocked down with a trowel then sealed with a color seal.  

New above ground pool vs used above ground pool

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (1)
This is a question I have been asked a lot this season. I know that people are trying to save money and times are tough for everyone but to be honest by the time you buy a new liner , have the pool installed, etc you could add a little more to the total cost and have a NEW ABOVE GROUND POOL with a warranty and know that the pool will last you for many years to come.

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