Few pools in Canadian backyards go through the years without suffering extensive damage. After all, between temperature fluctuations and periods of frost, nature is not kind to inground pools… Even a strong material like concrete isn’t immune to this!
If your pool happens to be one of the many casualties, don’t panic. This article explains the different steps to follow for concrete pool repair. This will stop water leaks and you’ll be ready for a long and pleasant swim!
Assess the damage to the cracked pool
If you have concerns about your pool losing water or suspect an abnormality, you will need to investigate your pool more closely.
Some small cracks require minimal time and materials for repair, while others require a great deal of effort. Cracks no larger than 2mm can only be repaired with a roller and polyurethane paint. If the crack is larger than 2mm, then you will need more time and materials to properly repair your cracked pool.
If you have a large amount of cracks, you may need to consider a total renovation of your pool basin to minimize future risks. In this case, you will need to hire experts who provide concrete crack repair services to make the right assessment and carry out the necessary work.
Identify the causes of cracks in your concrete pool
Before you begin the work, you need to identify the source of your problem. There is no point in making repairs if you don’t eliminate the cause of the cracks and they immediately reappear!
Chances are you did not build the pool basin. In this case, make sure you check the general quality of the materials used for construction, in case of cracks. As with concrete used for house foundations, the concrete used for basins must be properly waterproofed to prevent leaks.
You should also make sure that your terrain is stable, suitable, and not prone to regular movement. Otherwise, it will be impossible for you to completely safeguard your pool and you will have to restore your cracked pool every time the ground moves. In this case, we recommend completely redesigning your pool installation.
Repair a cracked swimming pool with the help of professionals
If you want to guarantee that the repairs are done properly, we recommend hiring the services of a water infiltration sealing expert.
This professional will first clean the crack by removing the flaking paint and any potential mold. The injection is then carried out using polyurethane or epoxy. The cracks are then covered with putty and repainted the same colour as the entire concrete basin. The drying period lasts from 10 to 20 hours. Always remember to thoroughly clean up any traces of paint and concrete before filling your pool.
You now have all the information you need to properly repair your cracked pool for the summer! If you have any further questions, please contact us. We will be happy to answer your inquiries as soon as possible!