Pool Sandblasting

Having a pool installed in your backyard or moving into a house with a pool is an exciting thing, especially when you live in an area that is known for its heat, but the process of keeping it maintained can be super demanding. Over time, general wear and tear will be heavily noticeable and paint will likely be chipping away. The process of repainting a pool is tedious and takes a tremendous amount of effort. The first step alone, which is simply draining the pool, can take up to 16 hours. It is also recommended that as the water drains, a brush is regularly scrubbed in a downward motion to knock debris loose to be sucked up by the drain.

Following the egregiously slow first step of the process, the rest of the paint must be stripped away. One way to do this is using a hand held tool. Make sure you pick a cooler day if you choose to do this so that you don’t overheat during the process because scraping an entire pools worth of paint off of concrete during a hot day would be a form a self torture. After you have scraped off the entirety of the old paint, it is time to gather up the debris and clean the surface.

If that part of repainting a pool sounds like something you would rather avoid altogether, you should hire a professional sandblaster to perform their services for you. There are so many benefits to reap from employing abrasive blasting techniques to prepare a pool for a repaint. Not only will it quickly and efficiently remove every bit of old paint from a concrete surface, but it will also fashion the texture of the surface so that it is smooth and adherent to whatever paint is used. To find an Amarillo sandblaster to get the job done is imperative.

In addition to creating a primed and clean surface, and depending on the type of media used, sandblasting is virtually mess free. When using a shot blaster, paint and other built up residue as well as the steel beads that are used to chip away at it are sucked up into two different compartments. Remnants of the removed material will be gathered in the dust collector and the metal will go back into rotation to be used in another shot. This makes it a hugely convenient alternative to scraping everything by hand and the perfect way to prep concrete surfaces.

Understanding the process will help you choose the right person to hire for the job. As we’ve already talked about, the pool must be completely drained before anything else can happen. Once it is empty and dry, then the sandblasting can take place.

Deciding on the medium to use will be determined by the surface the pool is made up of. A fiberglass pool should be handled differently than concrete one. Concrete can withstand and requires a more abrasive media in order to effectively resurface the area. Fiberglass requires a flint shot whereas pool concrete requires a slag-type media. Knowing what to use is key to effectively restoring your pool.

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