Structural Pool Repairs Perth
Types of Structural Repairs
Structural pool repairs are a large job at the best of times. Structural repairs include any work required to be completed for the pool to hold water. There are some pools in Perth particularly in the hills region that have suffered from ground movement and as a result have cracks. The majority of pool cracks are from drying out the concrete shell from the pool being empty over an extended period of time or from the aggregate used as the surround in the 1970’s and 1980’s cracking.
Cracks in Pool Plaster
While most cracks in plaster are very minor and are not structural, no cracks in pool plaster cause the swimming pool to loose water. These are repaired any a variety of ways to including removal and re-installation of the area, silicone sealing and if small enough, skimming of cement to seal the crack. These problems very rarely resurface once patched properly.
Skimmer Box Problems
A 20 – 30 year old piece of plastic in concrete and exposed to the sun and swimming pool chemicals can warp twist, crack and leak. Replacement is the best way of repair, however small leaks can easily be repaired using sealants. Replacement is a possible without retiling depending on the size of your current skimmer box.
Cracked Pool Tiles
Once again the only way to properly repair the broken swimming pool tile is to replace it. Sealants can be used to prevent water lose but are not aesthetically appealing as it is only available in grey. Pool tiles can not be painted under any circumstances as failure of the paint will occur within 12 months.