Swimming pools add value to your property and add something magical to a family home. With close to a million pools in South Africa today every one of these pools has something in common. No matter whether you have a small splash pool, a professional lap pool or a large family or communal swimming pool they all need maintenance.
Swimming Pool Maintenance
There are those who enjoy and take pleasure in maintaining their swimming pools, scooping out leaves, changing filters and so on. Then there are those who loathe swimming pool maintenance and call in the pool company on a weekly basis. Finally, there are those who don’t give a damn and leave the pool to itself which is a shame but sadly an all-too-common sight. Swimming pool maintenance is essential and whether you have a fibreglass pool or some form of cement and tiles such as Marbelite you really cannot avoid it.
Marvellous Marbelite Pools
Marbelite is a tremendously popular swimming pool finish. With Marbelite a natural stone, broke, tile, slate or paver looks like ordinary concrete. Used on tens of thousands of swimming pools Marbelite is a high strength polymer cement coating. Marbelite is considered to be one of the best materials used in the construction of quality swimming pools and should ideally be applied by a professional.
Marbelite Your Swimming Pool
You can Marbelite your pool yourself or call in the professionals. If you are just repairing a small patch and are not too worried about the colouring of the repaired patch standing out, you can do it yourself with the right tools. However, to Marbelite your pool professionally calling in the experts is advised. The process of Marbeliting a swimming pool is not hugely complicated, but it does require some expertise and the right equipment.
Draining The Pool
A drawback of Marbelite is that it can begin to feel like sandpaper and can crack. When cracks occur and when the surface loses its smoothness the only way to examine your pool is to drain it. Driving the pool fully leaving no puddles or pools. Once drained you can get up close to your pool lining and cracks and damage can be examined. It is worthwhile calling in a swimming pool engineer or expert to have a look at your pool to help you decide whether to just patch the pool or completely re-line the pool. With Marbelite you can patch or completely reline, this is one of the benefits of the material.
Removing Plaster And Replastering Your Swimming Pool
Once the level of damage has been evaluated the old Marbelite may need to be removed. Once any plaster has been removed a bonding agent needs to be applied. You may need to wait for the binding agent to dry before applying what many simply call “Pool Plaster”. Marbelite is not very forgiving and needs to be applied relatively quickly before it becomes useless. There is good reason why you should use a professional swimming pool maintenance company when Marbeliting a large area of swimming pool surface or an entire pool. Once applied allow time for the Marbelite to cure and set and give the pool a final look over before refilling it.