"Renovation" is a term that can be used to describe a lot of different jobs and sometimes can be used to describe more than one job all grouped together. Generally when referring to swimming pools, the most commonly implied definition is replastering a concrete pool or making a fiberglass or gel coat repair on fiberglass pools. Although 4074 Pools and Spas does install and service fiberglass pools, we do NOT do fiberglass repair/resurfacing. It is a specialized service that we are not equipped for. Some examples of renovations we would be happy to help with are:
Deck Crack Repairs
Resurfacing/Staining/Sealing Concrete Pool Decks and coping
Changing the Shape/Depth/Major Features of a Pool
Equipment Pad Renovation (new plumbing, pump, filter, heater, sanitizer, etc.)
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Replastering a pool is multi step process. First the pool must be drained down. Depending on the pump we use, this can take anywhere from 24 hours down to about 2 hours , depending on the pump, size of the body of water and the specific needs and timeline of the job. Once the pool is emptied, the next step is to pressure wash the existing surface. This serves two purposes. The first is to remove any stuck debris, dirt, or other contaminants that are on the surface. The second purpose is to check the surface for any loose or broken bonding that needs to be chipped up before moving forward to the next step. Once the pressure washing is complete, any loose bonding must be chipped out and removed as well as as chipping around all returns, skimmer(s), main drain(s), light(s), skimmer(s) and tile lines which will remain in existence through the renovation. This allows the new plaster to be tapered out to all the fixtures so it is a smooth, even finish around all pool fixtures and avoiding the appearance that the plumbing fixtures do not reach the surface of the pool flush. Next the pool surface is acid washed. This removes any final impurities and staining from the surface, that could interfere with the bonding process of the new plaster. At this point, the pool is prepared for the "Bond Kote." This is a 2 part product that is mixed and applied to the pool surface for the plaster to adhere to. Once it is dried and cured, the plaster is ready to be applied at troweled. This part of the process takes several hours start to finish depending on the size of the pool. The plaster is mixed and pumped from 1 unit, through a heavy duty hose, and sprayed on the prepared surface and troweled to a uniform smooth finish between 3/8" and 1/2" thick by hand. We take great pride in making sure edges are uniform smooth and straight. There is nothing worse than making the investment to update your pool and ending up "wavy" edges to all of your steps, and ledges, or seeing the trowel marks up the walls, where the plaster was over worked. It is important to understand that with quartz style finishes (plaster), that they are a natural product, and although we take extra care to ensure an even and thorough mix, not all batches of a specific product will look identical, and in the finished product, it is possible to see areas of lighter or darker coloring, and that is natural. Once the plaster is sprayed, troweled and ready to be filled, a hose will be wrapped in a piece of fabric to prevent the metal hose end from contacting the new plaster surface, and start filling the pool. During the initial water fill "Start - Tec" is used to minimize the amount of "plaster dust" in the pool, and works to prevent scaling during start up. 4074 Pools and Spas LLC is one of the ONLY companies in the state of Colorado that includes the month long process of chemical maintenance after your pool is plastered. We also include the chemicals needed to perform the "exposure" of the plaster after it is installed. We also provide digitally recorded records of the chemical readings, and all start up procedures during the first month through the SKIMMER application, which will email you the records of the chemical readings as well as any chemical dosages added, and services performed, as well as multiple pictures of each body of water on each visit to document the process from start to finish. When the job is done, your body of water will be turned over to you with a beautiful smoothe new surface you will enjoy swimming and standing in, cleaned, heated (if equipped) and chemically balanced, ready for your enjoyment.
With so many companies out there all claiming to offer a better price to do a job, it's easy to lose track of the value of what you are getting. 4074 Pools and Spas offers a COMPLETE job when it comes to plaster refinishing, using the best products on the market. New plaster has very special chemical requirements during the first 30 days to provide the proper "exposure" of the aggregate from what is commonly referred to as "the cream" or the white cement portion of the plaster mix. Once a pool is re-plastered and filled with water, it is important for the first week to properly adjust the ph and alkalinity so that with daily brushing, some of the "cream" gets dissolved, and exposes more of the colored aggregate in the finish and helps to blend the color and give a more uniform finish and look. The second week includes brushing every other day, as well as continued chemical monitoring and adjustment to keep the rising alkalinity in check, as well as start increasing the calcium level to a sufficient level for the hardening plaster. With the water reaching a normal balance, the pump can be started, circulating the water without risking damage to the equipment from the extreme water chemistry required during the first week. By the beginning of the 3rd week, the pool can be gently vacuumed for the first time, and chemical levels should start leveling out, without weekly swings. By the 4th week the heater (if equipped) may be lit, bringing the water up to operating temperature. After 1 final cleaning and chemical adjustment, the pool will be turned back over to the customer for regular maintenance, and be ready for use! 4074 Pools and Spas not only makes sure that your plaster is well cared for through the crucial curing period, we also include those chemicals required in our price, so there is no last minute need to run out and purchase chemicals, or become an expert in water chemistry to make sure you get the most value for your investment, and the best possible looking finish in your pool.