Pool Crack Repair: Common Causes for Cracks in Pebblecrete Pools

If you used high quality materials and hired reputable and knowledgeable professionals for your swimming pool’s construction, you can be sure that your swimming pool will last you for many years. However, regardless of how well you take care of your swimming pool, certain problems like cracks may still ensue. So what causes these cracks to form and how can you avoid the need for a pool crack repair service?

Low Quality Application

The installation has a lot of impact on the whether or not pebblecrete pools will develop cracks. For instance, if the pebblecrete applied to the pool during its construction was too thin, expect cracks to appear. This actually does happen, especially at the edge of the swimming pool stairs. As these thin layers are exposed to pool chemicals and foot traffic over time, they will eventually develop cracks.

Another reason related to poor installation is the temperature during the installation. When the installation was made on an extremely hot day, the concrete mix used in the application will dry up rather quickly which then leads to cracking. This is why experts and professionals usually do the installation during early morning or late afternoon on such days. This is to ensure the success of the curing process.

Problem with the Pebblecrete Mix

There’s also the issue of the pebblecrete being too bony. This means that there are too many pebbles and not enough concrete in the mix. Bony mixes are weak and brittle since there’s not enough concrete to bind the whole thing together. Needless to say, the weak pebblecrete mix will eventually crack.

Also, air bubbles in the pebblecrete mix which gets stuck during the application can lead to cracks. Over time, this will lead to delamination, a process where the pebblecrete comes away from the concrete pool wall. When this happens, cracks are bound to occur, along with several other problems that will eventually lead to more and bigger problems with the swimming pool.

The good news is that cracks in pebblecrete pools (and other problems) can be repaired by professionals. And remember, it’s always better to have these cracks, regardless of how small, checked and dealt with immediately to avoid bigger problems from happening in the future. If you have cracks in your pebblecrete pools, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can call us up through our telephone line at 02 9729 1108 or leave a message in our contact page. We also offer a host of other services including swimming pool resurfacing, inground pool repairs, and others.