Wear and tear of water containment and waterproofing becomes very stressful maintain, requiring more chemicals, time, maintenance and more money. Consider for a moment the conditions a swimming pool, aquarium, tank, basement etc. must endure – water, pressure, chemicals and sunlight. In a controlled environment many other factors are involved. Consider the investment made in the coatings: cost of product, shipping, and cost of preparation, materials and most of all cost of labor or time. The quality of product is very important, but quality will not overcome the challenges associated with preparation and application. Your investment and time is very important to me. Super Epoxy delivers the results for your investment. By selecting Super Epoxy you do your part to stop the costly and repeated paint cycle. We do our part to provide remarkable service and the absolute best affordable GREEN solutions for your project.
Concrete aka Plaster/Shotcrete/Marcite/Gunite problems have increased in the last 10 years and each of the many trades involved in contracting or servicing have been blaming each other. The result is you have to keep paying for hopeless repairs, inconvenience and a good chance you will have to do it again next season.
Etching and Scaling can occur in many different ways. It can come from within, from conditions due to the shell side of the concrete. They can be caused by chemical reaction on the surface side of the concrete. It can occur within the concrete. Scaling can be removed by acid washing, but the acid washing itself can etch the surface, plus acid washing weakens the structure. You lose no matter what.
Stains and other discolorations are a primary concern of concrete. Stains and other discolorations run throughout the depth of the concrete, rather than on the surface, causing unsightly blemishes. The only solution is to “re-plaster” etc. Then the process starts all over again. Other discolorations can come from tie wire or rebar ends (construction), burrowing insects, foreign objects such as oily acidic leaves, hair pins and other metal objects will cause rust stains.
Cracks, holes, crazing or checks can be aesthetically corrected for short time via surface patching, but this means you have to drain, empty, shut down etc. and repair. Existing problems can intensify and new problems can occur due to unstable soil conditions and the pressure resulting from excessive changes in temperatures.
Delamination is also known as a “Pop off.” A “pop off” is a piece of concrete that has broken away from the substrate. They can also look like little moon craters. Pop offs occur when cavities or voids form beneath the surface, despite the best efforts of the instillation. Although this process is not completely understood, voids can be caused by a number of things, including shrinkage cracks, and hollow spots between fixtures. When the void fills with water, a process is set in motion, as the water mixes with the calcium hydroxide that is in the concrete. This results in volcano like bumps or mounds on the floors and walls. This is an indicator of delamination.
The concrete beneath these calcium bumps is delaminating. Eventually, the delamination breaks, leaving holes in the concrete with very sharp edges. Many people described them looking like moon craters.
The easiest, most cost efficient solution to your concrete problems is to resurface with our 100% SOLID – 100% GREEN coating system.
Super Epoxy Conversion is the absolute best solution.
Vinyl Liners requires liner replacement every few years, which can be very costly. Liner beads can pop out, but don’t typically pop out without cause. There are two main reasons why your liner may have slipped the track. First, your liner may fit poorly or be incorrectly sized. Upon initial installation these liners are often coaxed to fit up in the track with some patience and a lot of extra pulling and tugging. However, as vinyl liners age over time they lose some of their elasticity. Combine this with slight contraction of the material in cold weather and/or the “floating effect” of a rising ground water-table during winter rains and a poorly fitting liner can easily pop the track. Second, an old liner track may be stretch out and no longer holds the track as tight as it once did. Or you may have a combination of these two problems.
Cuts, tears, and rips from sharp foreign objects, Mother Nature, pets, human error, or vandalism are part of life. Even worse, is when you learn that a metal object was dropped in your pool and the automatic pool sweeper drags it around the pool floor a few times?
For chlorine users, vinyl liners can fade significantly in only a few years’ time. What this means is that even though the liner itself may hold up, its appearance can be pretty awful once faded out.
Failure can occur above the water line from sun and aging. Although there are various reasons a liner can fail, by far the most common cause (about 80 to 90%) of liner failures occur above the waterline. This is due to the afternoon sun reflecting across the top of the water & hitting the far side of the wall. When this happens, the ultra-violet (UV) rays are actually reflected and “Fry” the liner above the waterline as that portion of the liner is not water-cooled. Another major cause of premature liner failure is water to chemical imbalance for prolonged periods of time. Large liner failures above the water liner can often spell death for and send you shopping for a new liner. Large blue patches from liner repair kits can look tacky at the water line and can fail trying to support the weight of the entire liner wall.
The substrate that your liner is placed in and fastened can have additional challenges that are not exposed until it is too late. Such as cracks in the foundation, exposed rebar, microbiological growth and burrowing insects.
Super Epoxy Conversion Systems is the only solution for your Vinyl Liner problems. We can install a conversion system in your existing substrate. Don’t hesitate to call.
Manufactured fiberglass looks fantastic until the need arises to do a repair. It can be very difficult to match the colored finishes with the factory finish. Some colored finishes are applied in multiple layers (solid color, metallic flake, and clear coat for example.) These layers overlap each other to achieve the desired look. However, when a field repair is attempted with these multi-layered finishes, matching the factory look is difficult because it’s impossible to duplicate the manufacturing process.
Spider cracks have always been an accepted part of fiberglass products. Spider cracks are hairline cracks that occur in the surface layer of the gel coat, of any fiberglass product. They are not structural in nature as the crack is normally only through the thin layer of gel coat and do not extend into the structural laminate layers of the pool. Gel coat spider cracks in fiberglass are a result of pressure on a given point of the shell that exceeds the gel coats ability to flex. But the most common human error that leads to gel coat cracks occurs during installation. Sometimes a protrusion on the floor of the shell like a tree root or clump of dirt (neither should be there) exerts enough pressure to cause a spider crack in the gel coat. This occurs occasionally, but the most common cause of pressure on the floor of a fiberglass shell comes from the installer’s attempts to level the shell. Many times fiberglass installers are forced to attempt to level a shell that is 2″-3″ out of level despite their best efforts to modify the base that the pool rests on. This is done by lifting and tweaking the shell until they get it within a tolerable range. This exerts a tremendous amount of pressure on the shell that sometimes results in gel coat cracks that can happen immediately or eventually develop over time.
Tens of thousands of fiberglass shells (pools) have been installed with sand backfill without incident, but when the right (or wrong) combination of circumstances align, fiberglass walls can bulge. The one thing you CAN control is the backfill material, and based on our experience, using gravel backfill is the only insurance against wall bulges in any situation with any shell (pool). When sand liquefies it is heavier than the water on the inside of the shell and if the wall is not strong enough to maintain its shape a bulge develops. High water tables as well as soils that hold water both lead to situations where a significant amount of water surrounds the structure and saturates the backfill material.
Gel coat blisters and more importantly, deterioration of the laminate caused by water is, by now, a well-established phenomenon. Raised bumps on the walls and bottom of a shell are the visible symptom of a condition that is commonly known as hydrolysis or of the laminate. It has become obvious that hydrolysis is the real problem and that blisters are an unsightly and destructive by-product of the hydrolysis of the polyester resin in the gel coat and laminate. As time goes on, the blisters may break from the internal pressure and form a pinhole or a crack in the exterior surface. This rupture allows the blister fluid to rapidly leak out and ground water to flow into the laminate much faster. Now hydrolysis can continue more rapidly, working deeper into the laminate. New blisters form at a deeper level, eventually rupturing and the process continues.
Hydration – moisture/air penetrating the back side of the shell causes “sediment piles” where hydrolysis fluid is exiting the pool shell, increased moisture content in the outer laminates, reduced resin and glass fiber clarity, reduced resin hardness as well as the obvious and well documented blisters.
On the simplest level, one simply pops blisters and fills them. This completely ignores the problem of water continuing to get in to the laminate and cause more blisters and hydrolysis.
Fiberglass fibers float around in your water, causing itching, rash, and sometimes health problems.
If you have a hybrid pool or structure (Fiberglass walls with concrete bottom) there is a good chance that the seam where the wall meets the cold joint or safety ledge will fail. The quick fix is to use silicone or some sort of caulking. If you have fiberglass panels, failure can occur between the seams.
Super Epoxy compound can be used to fill blisters and cracks. Our compound and coating systems is 100% solid reinforced titanium polymer which waterproofs permanently by eliminating the challenge with “Hydrolysis and Hydration”.
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Eliminates down-time and extra costs by using safe NO VOC finishes so that life may continue during the process.
Provide a Healthier, Clean & Quiet project site throughout the process
Isolate the work area to protect the Air Quality for both Client and Workers
Decrease potential waste by accurately estimating project materials
Have a plan in place for what to do with the project’s waste
Recycle project waste materials diligently
Implement zero-water waste techniques on every project
Buy locally sourced and/or distributed materials directly benefiting our local community
Purchase materials made in the United States, ensuring that revenues go back into our economy.
If necessary, we can work after normal business hours
The principle costs of an overall swimming pool operation are divided into daily operational costs, long-term capital and maintenance costs, and those associated with heating. The characteristics of plaster and liner pools vary greatly from those lined with SUPER EPOXY because of the nature of the material itself. Not only does the effects of old age and wear make your pool look bad, it becomes a monster to keep, requiring more chemicals, time, maintenance, and money. It’s a FACT – SUPER EPOXY saves you money.
Additionally, by eliminating the frequent repaint cycle we do our part to reduce the need for energy and resources to manufacture, distribute and transport these excess products there by decreasing our impact on the environment.
SUPER EPOXY can be brushed or rolled.
No special tools needed
No expensive equipment
No vapor barriers
Any overspray (Roller application)
Requires no special ventilation.
SUPER EPOXY does not have petroleum products or solvents therefore we decrease oil dependency from third world countries.