Swimming pool renovation
We are currently working on a swimming pool renovation that my father built in 1975 when he was the gm of Catalina Pools. He remembers the pool like it was yesterday. The pool had existing Kool Deck that was naturally cracking, two leaking skimmers, a spa or hot tub needing attention, white plaster that was scaling, tile that was needing some updating. So the first thing we did on this swimming pool renovation was drain the pool to prep the plaster and remove the tile.
Then we had to jack hammer/ remove the existing Kool Deck and brick coping that consisted of over 1,000 ft.2 and haul it all away.
The next thing we did on this swimming pool renovation was break out the old 2 skimmers and install 2 new ones.
Swimming pool renovation can totally change the appearance of your backyard.
The existing swimming pool beam was pretty beat up as the pool must have been renovated once since 1975. So the elevation of the pool was too low. I had to drill small pins/staples of rods into the existing swimming pool structure and loop and tie to the pins a piece of rebar. I did this so if the pool ever moved the pool coping wouldn’t go fling off into the swimming pool. Now was time on this swimming pool renovation to build up the beam and install coping and the new tile.
Next up on our plate was for Jeff and I to install a new pump, filter, heater, blower, 2 new timers, new valves including 2 new Jandy never lube valves. His current valves were metal gate valves that were 1975 original.
This pool had an added on concrete porch that went up to the pool deck. So when decking the pool I installed the same travertine material on his decking/pavers but in a tile form because his threshold going into his home was low and we can’t have water going into his home.
The next step for this swimming pool renovation was to plaster it. The owner chose a Caribbean blue plaster color.
We got the pool started up today with chemicals in on this swimming pool renovation. I will get another photo in a few days when his furniture and chemicals in the pool water balance out.
Also check out what we did to his spas overflow/edge in this swimming pool renovation. We chipped down the old thin brick ledge beam that had one small water outlet and installed granite built out the beam and made it wider/bolder and had the whole face be the outlet. The look was outstanding.
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