Summer is just round the corner and it is the perfect time to renovate your pool space. It can cost you thousands of dollars if you were to appoint professionals to get a pool makeover, however we can help you achieve this yourself, by following these steps.
Empty the pool
Before you start your pool makeover, you will have to empty the pool. Adjust the pump to “waste” to ensure that there is nothing left in the pool. You can also use the freestanding pump to empty the pool from every corner.
Get rid of the old coating
Any high-pressure spray will help you remove the existing coating from the pool. Make sure that the paint is peeling off while using the spray. If you don’t have a high-pressure spray, you can always rent one for a day. Instead of scraping the paint yourself, a high-pressure spray will make your job a lot easier.
You need to cover all the lights or the fittings in the pool with a newspaper and a masking tape. You don’t want these accessories to be damaged while giving a new look to your pool. While using this tape, make sure you leave a gap round the edges of the tape so that you can apply the new concrete without any visible gaps. If there are mosaic tiles on the top of the pool or in the surrounding area, then you will have to cover and protect those as well. Before applying the new concrete, you must repair any minor cracks or other leaks.
While repairing your pool, make sure you look at the weather conditions. Do not apply any materials if there is a risk of rain in the next 12 hours. The bottom of the pool must be protected from freezing or frosting, until it is filled with water again.
You need to use suitable surfaces while giving a makeover to your pool. For an instance, you can use a scratch-coat plaster made out of cement or some handpicked concrete. All these surfaces must be true in plane and a little rough to create a mechanical coating. You can clean the dirty surfaces with acid, brush them and finally flush the acid with a lot of clean water.