Hydro-blasting has revolutionized the pool industry, offering a construction technology that surpasses traditional over-lament re-plastering methods. Unfortunately, many pool owners underestimate the potential damage caused by these outdated techniques and the subsequent impact on the pool surface. It’s important to note that the over-lament method does not come with a bond warranty. Manufacturers and pool contractors cannot guarantee the adhesion of the new surface to the old pool surface, which has been in place for years. It’s not a matter of if the bond will deteriorate, but when it will happen. When it does, your new surface will be compromised as well. Therefore, we aim to educate pool owners about the crucial role of surface preparation in achieving a proper bond between the new plaster and the shell during swimming pool re-plastering.

Comparison: Pool Hydro-Blasting vs Over-Lament

When it comes to re-plastering a swimming pool, proper preparation is absolutely crucial. In many instances, companies in this industry employ the over-lament method, which entails applying a bond-coat to the existing surface. This bond-coat creates a rough texture that enables the new surface to firmly adhere. However, what you may not be aware of is that the strength of this bond is entirely dependent on the quality of the original pool surface material, which may have been in place for several years since the pool’s initial construction. Over time, this bond may deteriorate, potentially leading to significant damage to your newly plastered pool surface and incurring substantial expenses.

Unfortunately, common issues such as delamination or debonding are often not covered under the workmanship warranty provided by pool contractors or the product warranty offered by the manufacturer. At our company, we take a different approach. We employ the hydro blasting method, which involves utilizing a state-of-the-art water jetting machine with an impressive operating pressure of 40,000 PSI and 300 horsepower. This specialized equipment is specifically designed to effectively remove old and loose materials, resulting in a meticulously prepared pool surface. This ensures an impeccable bond with the new surface, allowing us to confidently offer homeowners an outstanding 10-year bond warranty.

Avoid Expensive Repairs in the Future

Unfortunately, many homeowners receive incorrect information when it comes to resurfacing their pools. Some companies either fail to discuss the associated risks or are simply unaware of them. Properly preparing and resurfacing a residential pool typically costs between $10,000.00 and $15,000.00. However, certain contractors choose the cheaper overlay method, which ranges from $4,800.00 to $6,800.00. Although opting for the overlay method might appear cost-effective, it often leads to pool failure within a few years. This can be attributed to the fact that the overlay method involves applying a new layer of material over the existing surface, without addressing any underlying issues. As a result, homeowners are left with a subpar pool finish and additional expenses to rectify the situation, while manufacturers and contractors avoid any liability by not providing a warranty for the original surface materials. It is crucial for homeowners to be aware of these details and make informed decisions to ensure the longevity and quality of their pool resurfacing projects.

  • Completely removes all old and loose plaster materials from the pool structure prior to plastering.

  • Leaves an excellent mechanical profile for new surface material for bonding.

  • Comes with a 10-year bond warranty against surface d-bonding from the shell.

  • Does not impact or weaken the pool shell substrate.

  • Does not add additional weight to the pool shell structural substrate.

  • Allows visual inspection of pool shell upon completion that could detect underlying issues prior to new surface installation.

Over-lament Method

  • Chips and removes only pockets that are detected at the time of the project prep phase.

  • Old plaster materials are left in the pool shell and not removed.

  • Pools are acid washed and bond-coated this coat goes over old material.

  • An average minimum of 3,600 LBS is added to the pool structure integrity.

  • Companies who do this process do not have any bond warranties on your old surface materials.

Hydro-Blasting Warranty

Our exceptional service is backed by a comprehensive 10-year bond warranty, ensuring coverage for pool material d-bonding from the pool shell. Unlike our competitors, we go above and beyond by utilizing a state-of-the-art, powerful 40,000.00 PSI 300 horsepower diesel hydro-blasting rig. This cutting-edge equipment enables us to confidently provide a 10-year bond warranty, which truly sets us apart as industry leaders. With our commitment to quality and innovation, you can trust us to deliver exceptional results that exceed your expectations.

Over-Lament Warranty

Typically, manufacturers and contractors do not offer warranties or guarantees against the failure of the original pool surface. This means that homeowners may be left with the unfortunate financial burden of redoing the pool surface if it fails. While some contractors may provide limited workmanship warranties lasting 1-3 years, it’s important to note that manufacturers’ product warranties specifically exclude coverage for the bond of the homeowners’ original pool surface. This distinction underscores the importance of understanding the terms and limitations of warranties when considering pool surface options. Taking the time to research and consult with professionals can help homeowners make informed decisions to protect their investment and avoid potential costly surprises in the future.