Does your concrete pool deck need protecting? The answer is probably yes. Concrete pool decks are durable, but only if they’re properly sealed. Without proper protection, your concrete pool deck is exposed to the elements and will crack over time. Not only that, but wet concrete can be quite slick, leading to slip and fall accidents. Protect your concrete, yourself, and those you love at the same time with an excellent concrete pool deck coating.
Concrete is found everywhere you look. From small residential spaces to large industrial complexes, concrete is a durable building material that needs to be protected from the elements and other abuses. One major part of protecting your concrete is making sure it’s waterproof. No matter the size or scope of your concrete, waterproofing it can greatly protect your concrete for many years to come.
Residential waterproofing is an important, yet often overlooked part of home ownership. If you own your home, you know how often it deals with water and how that can lead to serious damage. To keep your home functioning and looking great, you need to protect your home from water damage and other common threats. Different areas come together to make a complete residential area. From driveways to patios, residential waterproofing encompasses many different surfaces, each with their own needs.
Interior spaces like basements and garages need to be waterproofed to keep water from entering your home. There are many products on the market that claim to do this. The problem with many of these coatings is they fail to completely waterproof and protect for more than a few years (if that). The usual result is a floor coating that peels, chips, cracks, and delaminates, leaving you with the same problems you started with. Only now you’ve spent a lot of money on something that didn’t work.
Check Your Gutters
Gutters are in high demand when transitioning into spring as occasional snowfall is replaced by steady rain and should be as clean as possible. If you cleaned your gutters before the start of winter there shouldn’t be much to clean out, but be sure to inspect your gutters for clogs, debris, or leaks. Also make sure there’s no remaining ice in the gutters that could block rain water. Make sure the area around the gutters is clean of debris as well to aid in proper water drainage.
Clean the Screens
Ventilation screens have been blocked all Winter, so be sure to check on them, clean away all debris, and replace bent or broken screens, if needed. Also be sure to check the dryer vent and clean it out. Not cleaning a dryer vent could actually lead to a fire, so make sure you check this one especially.
Nothing is more enjoyable than relaxing out by the pool on a hot summer day. A pool is an enjoyable addition to any backyard, but they do require some work to keep them in pristine condition. One of your responsibilities as an owner is opening your pool for the season so you can enjoy those hot summer days later on. Unfortunately, opening a pool for the season isn’t as easy as removing the cover and diving in, it requires a little more than that. But once you open your pool, and you do it right, you’ll enjoy your pool all summer long.
Step 1: Don’t Empty Your Swimming Pool
Unless you need to do major structural work, there’s no need to empty it. Even in cold winter months, water in a pool can be useful. Sometimes draining it can cause big problems in areas with a high water, as the outside water pressure can actually push on the walls and dislodge it from its placement. This could lead to your entire pool needing reinstalled. It’s best to keep it filled during the winter and just put a cover over top of it. If you pool was damaged over the winter and you have found cracks SANI-TRED® waterproofing products are perfect for swimming pool repair. The best part about The SANI-TRED® System is that you can do it yourself, as soon as this weekend!
When researching a pool, what’s very obvious is the wide variety of materials you have to choose from. Two of the most popular pool options are fiberglass and Gunite (concrete). This article is a comparison between these two popular pool materials.
Fiberglass pools are large, single-piece inserts that are dropped in to a hole dug on your property. They are less expensive than Gunite, but require more property to allow installation.
- Easy to Clean and Maintain– smooth surface makes cleaning dirt and grime easy.
- Easier on Pumps and Filters– A fiberglass pool’s surface makes it easier for pumps and filters to keep it clean.
- No Liner– Fiberglass inserts are one continuous waterproof surface that doesn’t require a liner that needs replacing.
- More Affordable– Fiberglass pools are the less expensive of the two options, usually costing between $9,000 and $15,000, depending on pool shape and size.
- Prefabricated– Fiberglass pools are prefabricated inserts, so they can’t be customized beyond the shapes and sizes commonly available.
- Difficult Installation– The fiberglass insert is large and has to be dropped in place. Installation of a fiberglass pool requires enough space for a flatbed truck and a crane.
Gunite (or concrete) pools are made of a concrete/sand mix with an underlying rebar structure. They are the most stable and permanent type of pool, but are also the most expensive.
- Customizable– Poured concrete can be customized to endless possibilities. This is the best pool option for those looking for a truly unique pool that is truly them.
- Durable– Gunite pools are made of concrete, one of the sturdiest materials on the planet. When properly installed and maintained, a Gunite pool will last a lot longer than other materials.
- More Expensive– Gunite pools require professional installation and run on average between $15,000 and $40,000 with prices going up depending on size, depth, and shape.
- Installation Time– A properly installed Gunite pool takes about 8-12 weeks to complete. During this time, be prepared for your yard to be a disaster area until the installer is done and cleaned up.
- Concrete Maintenance– Gunite pools are made of concrete and can withstand a lot of pressure, but in the event of a leak, you’ll need to drain the pool and fix the crack before you can continue swimming in it.
For any and all cracks, use SANI-TRED® to seal and waterproof your pool permanently. SANI-TRED® can repair any crack, hole, or other issue as well as adhere to the concrete surface, protecting your pool and keeping it open for years to come.
Regardless of what type of pool you end up installing, remember to choose the pool that’s right for you. And also remember that whatever waterproofing issue that may arise, SANI-TRED® can handle it.
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Every type of swimming pool comes with its own problems. No matter what material you choose, you’ll be faced with some kind of repair eventually. Concrete pools are the strongest, most durable, and longest-lasting style of pool, but they have their own share of problems and concerns. From installation to maintenance, concrete pools do have their own problems do deal with. Here is a list of common problems that concrete pools face.
Concrete pool installations will take more than a few weeks. The final product will be stable, strong, and durable, but installation itself can run into a whole host of issues, from harsh weather to contractor problems. Make sure to only hire contractors with experience in installing concrete pools and try and get something in writing how long the installation should take.
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 an infinity pool, we’ve compiled a list of pros and cons to help you better understand the ins and outs of an infinity pool. (more…)
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!
If you need to waterproof or repair a new basement foundation, swimming pool, garage, driveway then the Sani-Tred line of products is the choice for you. Easy to apply and will last the life of the structure. Sani-Tred products cure to become as tough as a tire and remains permanently flexible throughout.
Need slip resistance around the pool deck? Use our Rubber Granules to create a textured, slip-resistant surface around the pool deck.
Have an old pool that has cracks, joints, holes, rough areas or leaks? No worries with Sani-Tred products. Our simple 3 step application will have your pool repaired in just a weekend.
Here is a 55 year old pool where our customer used Sani-Tred products to seal cracks and waterproof his pool. He is thrilled with the results!
“Thanks again for all of your help. Look at the results. Our 55 year old pool is ready for the 4th of July thanks to you and your wonderful product.”
Whether you need to waterproof and repair new or old construction, Sani-Tred products can do it!