Cracks in your pool should be repaired in a timely manner. Do it the right way with Advanced-Glass fiberglass.
Why Do Cracks Form?
Cracks occur for a variety of reasons. The pools we service in the Bay Area occasionally have cracks resulting from seismic activity. Expansive soil is more often the culprit in Davis, Vacaville, Fairfield, Walnut Creek, Danville, Lafayette, El Dorado Hills, and other cities in the Greater Sacramento area. We’ve also seen cracks resulting from poor original construction and even from encroaching tree roots.
When these forces are applied to a pool surface, that surface reacts as it is engineered to do so. In the case of plaster (gunite with plaster overlay), extreme pressure instantly results in cracking due to the rigid nature of the material. The same is true with aggregate (Pebble-Tec), concrete, and prefabricated fiberglass pools. They will crack under pressure.
Solutions in Advanced-Glass Flexibility
Advanced-Glass fiberglass is different. Its unique properties allow it to flex and give. This more forgiving material holds up much better than plaster, even in formerly distressed pools.
Advanced-Glass fiberglass literally transforms your pool from an unyielding form to one with the strength and flexibility to meet many of the forces that nature will inevitably throw at it. The superior beauty, ideal orange-peel texture, and ease of maintenance of the Advanced-Glass fiberglass pool finish are added benefits. It is simply a superior pool finish on every level.
What’s the Harm in a Little Surface Crack?
Cracks resulting from the rigidity of traditional pool surface materials often have associated water leakage. Even a small leak can hit the pocketbook pretty hard and in these times of severe drought, it’s difficult to stomach that sort of water waste. Leaks don’t get any smaller–they can only get larger and more problematic. It’s best to address them sooner rather than later.
DIY Crack Repairs
Sometimes people will attempt to repair cracks in their plaster. We must advise pool owners that these do-it-yourself projects will frequently crack again, either in the same place or near the plaster repair. If you decide to perform your own crack repair, typically with A+B epoxy, consider it at best a temporary fix. It’s a good option only to “buy some time” until we can arrive to perform a more lasting, robust repair.
How to BEST Fix Cracks
While some contractors recommend using staples to perform repairs on plaster and gunite, we've found staples to be ineffective and simply an added cost. Some contractors also recommend performing epoxy injections or removing sections of gunite and re-installing rebar to reinforce the pool shell. In our experience, the Advanced-Glass fiberglass pool resurfacing system has resolved thousands of our customers’ cracked and leaking pool problems without the need for these other types of costly and invasive procedures.
The most effective way to treat your pool cracks are with Advanced Pool Coatings solutions. Our exclusive crack treatment for both prefab and resurfaced fiberglass pools will restore your pool surface to like-new condition.
If you don’t have a fiberglass pool, you'll find the best fix for cracks in Advanced-Glass fiberglass. With a full fiberglass conversion, in conjunction with crack repair, your pool will sport a more flexible, more durable, and more beautiful surface. It will much better withstand the structural pressures currently wreaking havoc on your existing pool.
Advanced Pool Coatings has provided THE BEST solution to thousands of distressed pools for more than 35 years. In fact, they can fix ANY pool. Contact us today.