Gunite Swimming Pool Repair Products
When Gunite Pools Need Repairs:
Gunite swimming pools are constructed by spraying a mixture of sand, water and cement onto a rebar frame. Since gunite is porous, a layer of pool plaster or other finish then has to be applied on top to act as a water barrier.
If pool plaster isn’t applied properly water can seep through, causing damage. And as gunite pools age, even properly applied plaster will require repairs to address issues such as hollowing, egg-shelling or delamination. Gunite pools can also develop major structural cracks, usually due to shifting ground or the freezing and thawing of water that has managed to permeate the gunite.
The type and extent of the damage — as well as the type of repair products chosen — will determine whether or not the pool has to be drained in order to make the repairs.
Questions to Ask:
- How extensive are the cracks?
- How much water loss is occurring?
AquaBond® makes a range of products ideal for professional gunite pool and pool plaster repairs. There are no steadfast rules about which one to choose, but you may find the following recommendations helpful:
AquaBond Gunite Pool Repair Products:
Gunite Pool Adhesive and Sealant Products That Mix, Apply & Cure Underwater:
AquaFlex Underwater Sealant , is available in your choice of clear or white color, making it ideal for underwater sealing of pool plaster or other gunite finishes where color matching would normally be necessary. It can be applied to wide surface areas, whether on pool floors or side walls, and delivers a strong, flexible, invisible, waterproof seal down to 1/5000 thickness.
Underwater Repair Compound is a strong, super versatile underwater glue that provides long-lasting results. Available in off-white or gray, it delivers a clean finish — making it ideal for patching and repairing gunite cracks in areas that are visible.
AquaBond Gunite Pool Repair Products For Dry Application Conditions:
CR-2000 Concrete Repair Compound Self-Leveling is paintable and sandable, making it ideal for repairing thin cracks in gunite on horizontal surfaces where touch up painting may be necessary.
CR-2100 Concrete Repair Compound Non-Sag When repairs are necessary on vertical surfaces inside the gunite pool structure, this product delivers a superior finish that is paintable and sandable.
SR-3000 Structural Repair Compound is one of the strongest and fastest repair products available for structural leaks and tile repair, whether the repair is occurring on a vertical or horizontal surface. Because it hardens in 5 minutes and is a non-sag adhesive, it makes for quick and easy gunite pool repairs.