THE pool waterproofing it is a critical process to maintain quality and avoid problems in the building due to leaks. Learn about the best methods and materials needed for an effective and long-lasting waterproofing.
Basic Principles of Swimming Pool Waterproofing
Concrete Preparation and Repair: Before sealing, it is necessary to completely repair the defective points in the concrete with repair materials of constant volume.
Sealing of Joints and Discontinuities: In addition, working joints and concrete break points from pipes and other fittings must be sealed with special expanding cements.
Choices of Materials and Methods for Waterproofing a Swimming Pool
Avoid Traditional Cement Mortars: The individual must rule out cement mortar solutions for waterproofing due to the fact that there is no possibility of applying the old ways of “pressing” or “rubbing” cement mortar (high construction costs) and simple cement mortar (plaster) due to its natural shrinkage detaches from the concrete (deafening), cracks and eventually loses the sealing ability for which it has been installed.
Final Surface Options: Special paint for swimming pools or tiles can be chosen as a final surface. Waterproofing can be done with membranes in old pools that have leakage problems or hyperstatic problems due to the location of the pool on building roofs. In this case, tiles cannot be used as a final surface.
The Importance of Professional Application and Warranties
Requirement for Special Craftsmen and High Quality Materials: The success of the waterproofing depends on the use of high quality materials and the experience of the applied craftsmen.