Learn how to repair and waterproof swimming pools with Sani-Tred.
While a swimming pool is a wonderful retreat in the summer months, maintenance is an all-year affair.
To keep your pool pristine and a great place to swim, you need to maintain it and keep it clean.
Proper maintenance can be a daunting task. The key issue is WHAT you do and WHEN you do it. That’s why we have compiled this post to help you better understand all that seasonal maintenance entails.
A backyard pond is a nice water feature to have on your property. They bring a calming, fun atmosphere to your home that few other features can. But they’re not without their concerns, as issues with water quality, fish, and plant life can come up and make it less than stellar.
With that in mind, here’s a list of common pond problems, what causes them, and how to fix them.
Problem: Algae taking up all oxygen and nutrients.
Solution: Add more plants to absorb nutrients so algae doesn’t have a chance to grow. (more…)
A swimming pool is a beautiful backyard oasis full of fun, relaxation, and enjoyment. When it comes to pools, there are many different options. One interesting option is the infinity pool, a pool where one edge of it gives the impression that it blends in with the horizon or surrounding landscape, creating an “endless edge” look. Infinity pools are an elegant option for people looking to have the benefits of a pool but with a next-level look of sophistication. But is an infinity pool right for you? If you’re thinking about installing a pool, we’ve compiled a list of infinity pool pros and cons to help you better understand the ins and outs of this pool option. (more…)
A swimming pool is a feature that can make any backyard more lively and inviting for anyone who can afford it. Conventional in-ground pools are an aesthetically pleasing backyard oasis where you can bond with family, enjoy time with friends, or just relax all by yourself. While swimming pools can be a remarkable accent to have in your back yard, they also come with high costs and a lot of maintenance.
Luckily, there is an alternative. In growing numbers, people are getting the benefits of a swimming pool without the exorbitant cost and high maintenance.
Installing an in-ground pool is not an easy job. This is sad but true. The good news is you can make it a little easier on yourself by taking steps to do it right. While the installation itself is best left to professional contractors, here are some pool installation tips you can follow to help the process along.
Tip 1: Only Hire Reputable Businesses
While many businesses claim to install pools, be sure to hire businesses that can install it right. In-ground pools are complex and difficult jobs and it’s best to hire a business with experience in pool installation that has references you can check or information on previous successful installations they have performed. Make sure the business you hire has experience in the business and can do the job the right way.
Swimming pools are an awesome thing to have in your backyard. One thing about swimming pools is the variety you have in materials and construction. Pools come in different shapes, sizes, and materials, making them a truly customizable backyard feature. Before you install your pool, be aware of your options.
There are four basic types of swimming pool materials: Concrete, Vinyl, Fiberglass, and Above-Ground. In this article, we’ll go over each of these materials. (more…)
Found this cool project by Brooke from Austin, Texas using Sani-Tred to seal a shipping container to make a backyard swimming pool.
We have treated it, as we posted previously, like an inside out ship: rust is part of our expectation and freaking out about a few spots is not our game. we have been using (periodically) a product called water weld made by jb weld to cover small rust spots, and it is a white two-part paste epoxy that cures in about 10 minutes, even immersed in water. and about every 2-3 years we have repainted the pool with olympic’s two-part pool epoxy called zeron. I built it originally with a 1 hp pump, a zeobrite sand filter, and a natural gas heater. hindsight being 20/20, we should have skipped the heater. While the shipping container pool is mostly in-ground, it isn’t totally underground, and instead of a wonderfully insulative surrounding of earth and 18 inches of concrete, we have steel. It’s like literally heating the outdoors… so we have never used the heater.
From a pool design nerd perspective, I have really wrestled with how to get the plumbing to better mimic a normal in-ground pool. we started out with a few assumptions: a pool made of a container could move a little bit relative to the earth around it when it wasn’t filled with water, and the plumbing might move or might break. (more…)
Tim Beer of Courtim Coatings in Goshen, Indiana was recently approached by a local public swimming pool whose surge pit was leaking and in desperate need of repair. A surge or balance pit is used to pump water displaced by swimmers back into a swimming pool to maintain a constant level. For the swimming pool surge tank repair, Tim first cleaned the entire pit and then applied PermaFlex to prime the concrete. He then used our Liquid Rubber Base (LRB) to seal all cracks and orifices. Finally, he used PermaFlex to top coat the pool. With our concrete repair products and minimal downtime, the pool was ready for continued use with no leaks.
Cory Powell from Renew Bermuda recently sent us pictures of a swimming pool restoration that included Sani-Tred products. A 45+ year old concrete pool was completely renovated. Major repairs were addressed, coping stone was removed and original cement render throughout was removed. Once repairs were made they followed the Sanitred guidelines with regard to Permaflex and LRB joints and seems being filled followed with a 2 coat application of Permaflex throughout as well as to the coping. A double overcoat of 2 part white epoxy was then coated to the interior with pink tinted epoxy to the coping stone.
With Memorial Day right around the corner, many homeowners will scratch their heads about the proper fix that they need for that ugly old backyard swimming pool. You may be in the same situation . . . cracks, leaks and a host of other issues.
Our Sani-Tred pool repair system is a great way to solve the cracked and leaky pool problem. Read more about how you can do it yourself – step-by-step and commit to making this spring, the year that you finally fix that ugly eyesore in your backyard!