Renovating your swimming pool is an extensive, yet exciting process. Knowing exactly what to expect when heading into a project of this extent will help you to fully understand the process. Once you’ve made the big decision to move forward with your pool renovations you’ll need to follow the first steps of signing a contract, scheduling a time, and draining your pool. Now it’s time to move on to the next steps in your pool renovation process.
Demo Day: This will be the loudest and dustiest step in the renovation process. It’s exciting to watch, but you can definitely expect a bit of a mess during this phase of the process. If your coping and tile is being replaced, our technicians will set about removing all existing coping and tile to prepare your swimming pool for the installation. We will also prep your pool for the new plaster by cutting and chipping under all tile that isn’t being replaced and around all fittings and lights. If you are enhancing your pool with new fittings or lights, this is the time that we will remove any and all old lights and fittings to make way for your upgrades. This is also the perfect time to update any old drains with VGB-complient drain covers to enforce necessary safety for your family and friends. Although this step may look disheveled and chaotic, please be patient with us. We will not only take care to protect all of your property, but we promise to leave with everything in the same condition (if not cleaner!) than when we arrived. Tile/Coping Installation: At this point our tile crew specialists will begin installing your new tile and coping choices. The tile will be applied first, followed by the coping. This is the point where you will really begin to see your new swimming pool taking shape! Don’t worry if there seems to be a lot of dust and debris. We take pride in maintaining clean work areas, but some mess (especially when installing stone coping) is unavoidable. The debris left behind on the pool walls is normal and will be covered by the new plaster, and we will clean everything else up once your new coping is installed. We will install a true expansion joint between the existing deck and the new coping using a plywood expansion joint material. This joint will be caulked with a color choice that closely matches the deck or coping for an aesthetically pleasing look. This Urethane based caulk will be installed after the pool has been plastered to prevent damage to the new mastic. At this point you will be closer to the end of your renovation project, and can look ahead to bond coating and plaster day!