Dallas, Plano, Garland & Nearby Areas Pool Crack Repair
Properly installed plaster pool walls expand and contract as the ground settles and shifts. As the plaster ages, it loses its natural elasticity and small cracks begin to develop. Typically, these cracks are superficial. If you find small, hairline cracks, you can make the repairs yourself. Contact Tropix Pools if you notice larger cracks because they may affect the structural integrity of the swimming pool.
Why do pools crack?
The most common cause of pool cracks is ground movement. Certain construction issues and freezing conditions, while not common, can also cause pools to crack.
Soil shifting, flooding, and freezing temperatures are all conditions that negatively affect the structural integrity of your pool. Is your pool leaking water? Let us help you determine when leaks are serious enough to require repair. Tropix Pools will consult with you on how to determine exactly where and how severe your leak is. Once this area is located, we will take the appropriate actions to fix the problem. One phone call is all it takes to get your pool back in proper working order. Our goal is to help you enjoy your pool without distraction.
Cracks in your pool surface are concerning but common. The most common cause of pool cracking is ground movement. Not all cracks need to be addressed as emergencies however, so let the team at Tropix Pools perform a dye test to see if they are indeed cause for immediate concern. We will pinpoint and repair leaking cracks before they become unmanageable.
Severe cracking can be the source of water loss in your pool. If your pool is leaking water, an epoxy injection followed by a topcoat of a flexible waterproof membrane and a plaster patch sealant is typical protocol. In extreme circumstances, the structural integrity of your pool may be compromised and therefore also deserves immediate attention. Tropix Pools is qualified to address these issues as well.
What is crack repair?
The focus of crack repair is to prevent further leakage of water through existing pool cracks. In some cases, the structural integrity of the pool will also be addressed.
Will the fix be permanent?
Since all crack situations are different, there is no guarantee that the fix will be permanent. Unless the cause of the crack is identified and addressed, the pool may continue to crack.
Do all cracks need to be repaired?
Surface cracks are not uncommon in swimming pools. If there is water loss in the pool, these cracks can be dye tested to see if they are leaking. Surface cracks that do not leak do not necessarily need to be repaired.