When you are doing pool resurfacing, you can choose from a variety of options including tiles, paint, Quartzon and Pebblecrete. Pebblecrete is a popular choice not just for its premium finish but also for its long lasting surface.
Pebblecrete is built to last for at least 15 years. That’s an excellent life when you compare it with standard options such as tiling and paint, which typically last for 5 to 8 years.
How Pebblecrete Works
Pebblecrete is a mixture of high quality pebbles and cement. This mix is trowelled on leaving behind a layer that’s around 5mm to 20mm thick. Once this mixture dries up, the surface cement is acid washed to reveal the final look, finish and colour.
You can choose your Pebblecrete surface from a variety of colour options. In all likelihood, you would have selected your Pebblecrete from an image or a small sample. So it is important to take note that the finished colour in your swimming pool might look different from what you would expect as there are several factors that affect the colour and the look of your pool including the time of day, shadows and overhanging trees.
The colour of the water would invariably be green or blue depending on the shade you choose. However, the reflection from the hills and other natural elements near the pool will determine the actual shade of green or blue.
Benefits of Pebblecrete
Pebbles have been used in the lining of pools for over 25 years in Australia. The pebbles used in the bygone era used to be rough to the touch. However, technology has improved dramatically. Today, we can install 1mm and 2mm pebbles, which when installed correctly, offer a smooth texture.
The smooth touch of pebble ensures an excellent lifespan that’s free of any troubles, maintenance or hassles. Here are some benefits of using Pebblecrete for your concrete pool.
- This long lasting surface will last for at least 15 years.
- High quality finish.
- Strong grip minimises the chance of accidents and slips.
- Premium product that will add a touch of class to any pool.
- Perfect for pool resurfacing, pool renovations and even new pools.
- It is a highly affordable option.
- Can be used in pool surrounds.
- Pebblecrete works equally well with chlorine water, salt water or ozone water.
How Pebblecrete is Applied
The first step is to ensure the concrete shell is free of all water, debris and concrete overspray. Your pool technician will seal all penetrations in the pool shell such as skimmer box, pipes and main drain.
The next step is to apply a coat of glue with the help of a pump and is broomed over the surface. Next, the Pebblecrete mix is sprayed on the walls and the pool floor before being hand trowelled.
Once the mix has dried up appropriately, the pool technician will wash the surface to reveal your brand new Pebblecrete pool. We will then bag all slurry and pack them carefully for disposal. In fact, we can even take care of the disposal for a small fee.
We will then leave the interior to cure and return after a few days to acid wash the interior and remove any cement residue.
Next, your pool is ready to be finished with any fittings as you desire.
Looking to Install Pebblecrete?
Interested in resurfacing your pool with Pebblecrete? Get in touch with United Pools and Renovations today. We are a leading Pebblecrete Pools Sydney company with over 20 years experience. Pool owners across Sydney have experienced our professional services and are happy to recommend us to their friends and family.
Get in touch with us today for an obligation-free, no-cost inspection and quote. Give us a call today on 0414 883 859 or fill out our online enquiry form.