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What to Do If Your Swimming Pool Cracks

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Cracks in an inground pool can cause some real problems if left alone for too long.

If you have an older inground swimming pool, chances are you may have started to notice some problems. Swimming pool cracks can range from the manageable to the “call the pro’s” kind. We’ve broken them down into three categories so you can easily figure out if you can patch the crack yourself, or if you’ll need some help. Then again, maybe this is the perfect reason to start planning your new custom pool.

Surface Cracks

If you notice small cracks in the plaster of your swimming pool’s surface, don’t worry. These types of cracks are fairly easy to repair and don’t take much effort. Simply grab some pool putty, a screwdriver and some goggles. Jump on in and use the screwdriver to clean out the crack so the putty can get a better hold on the plaster. Mix the putty and roll it out to fit the length of the crack. Fill the crack with putty, smooth it out, and let it set.

Deeper Cracks

Some cracks can require grinding through the plaster and into the pool’s concrete shell. These types of can be done on your own, but you run the risk of seriously damaging your pool if you don’t do it right. We recommend calling a professional to assess the crack and recommend the appropriate course of action.

Dangerous Cracks

If there’s a problem with the soil beneath the shell of your swimming pool, whether the soil has shifted leaving your pool unsupported in some areas or some other problem, it can lead to major cracks. If a pool is cracked along the wall and across the floor, a professional pool renovation company will come in and cut out rectangles in the plaster every foot along the crack before drilling a hole on either side of the crack. Large pool staples are then placed to hold the shell together and prevent any further separation.  

Rhine Pools Can Fix That Crack, Or Help You Plan Your New Pool

At Rhine Pools, we excel in pool renovations that breathe new life into your old pool and backyard. We give your outdated pool a face-lift as well as upgrade your equipment using more efficient technology and automation. One of the secrets to the success of Rhine Pools is that we’re all inclusive. Clients deal with one project manager, and receive answers and feedback from this person. There aren’t dozens of people and faces to remember.

Instead of being narrowly focused on just the pool, many of our designs also include patios, decks, shade structures, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, water features, plantings, lighting, and more. All of these elements are incorporated into a cohesive plan that is the basis of a successful project.

Find out more by contacting us today at 410-442-2445.

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