Pool waterproofing replacing ceramic tiles

Today, the pool at home or in the country is no longer a dream, but a reality. The price of collapsible pools is very affordable for almost anyone, it remains only to determine its size and type. But no inflatable or frame pool can be compared with the "real" large pool located in the ground and equipped with a professional water treatment system. Of course, this type of pool is much more expensive, and also requires considerable time to complete the necessary construction work. Plus, this should be done by a trusted and qualified specialist.

Thanks to scientific and technological progress, new materials are appearing that allow you to significantly save and perform certain types of work yourself. Not so long ago, liquid waterproofing materials appeared on the construction market, which not only protect against moisture and have a very attractive appearance. Moreover, these materials can be used for waterproofing pools, thereby replacing the use of ceramic tiles and significantly saving on work.

The process of waterproofing the pool is as follows:

1) The working area should be carefully treated with sandpaper, preferably in one direction in a circular motion, so that after applying the material the surface is as smooth as possible.

2) Previously, all the plaster (glue) is treated with an acrylic primer of deep penetration for outdoor use with a fly brush. Ideally, if the surface has a gray color, it is desirable to treat it with a white primer, in this case, a lower consumption of products will be required and the shade of the pool will be brighter, more saturated. Only after the primer has completely dried, can you proceed to the next step.

3) These waterproofing materials are usually white. By adding color, and continuously stirring for 5-7 minutes with a mixer at low speeds (up to 200), you can get absolutely any shade. The main thing to be careful in the dosage process, so as not to overdo it with color. The dosage is three times less than with tinted water-based paints.

4) After this, you can start the application process. To do this, it is better to use the manual method and refuse bulletiners if there is no experience with it, since the layer may not be uniform, which will immediately be evident. A small fly brush can be used for tapping and processing corners, and for applying material to the main surface, a roller, spongy or fleecy, depending on the desired surface structure.

5) In this case, the ambient temperature should not be lower than + 10 C, otherwise the material may peel off and move away from the surface and not higher than + 35 C, since the waterproofing will dry out too quickly and there will remain strips from the roller and brush. Humidity should not be higher than 60%. The number of recommended applied layers varies from 2 or more. Before applying a second coat, a hundred percent drying of the previous one should occur. As a rule, depending on the temperature in the street, complete drying takes place after 20-30 hours.

6) The thickness of each layer, depending on the manufacturer, is usually from 0.5 to 1 mm.

7) The application of the waterproofing material takes place strictly in one direction, either up-down, or left-right, as a result, the surface structure will be more uniform.

8) If the base of the pool is gray, the number of layers must be more than 2, otherwise the gray color of the plaster (glue) may appear after application. Do not be afraid if after the first layer the surface will not have a very attractive appearance. Subsequent application of the material will hide all pronounced initial defects. And after finishing the application of the final layer, the surface should dry 100%, so before filling the pool with water it should take a couple of days.

As you can see, this process is not so complicated, you can do all the work yourself, the main thing is to carefully tint the waterproofing material, if required by the instructions, prepare the entire tool and do the work carefully, without haste, not forgetting to let each new layer dry after applying it .