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Rust Repairs

What areas of the pool typically Rust?
Rust can appear in any concrete swimming pool. It is often referred to as concrete cancer. This is the steel reinforcing inside the concrete structure of your pool corroding, causing a weakness and structural damage to the pool.
It can be caused by water finding its way to the steel structure of the pool either from inside the pool or outside the pool shell, usually by a small cavity allowing water to find its way into the steel cage.
The damage to salt water pools is affected more so than non-salt water pools and the damage usually doesn’t alarm the owner as the problem lies beneath the surface of the pool interior and is happening inside the wall or floor of the pool which the extent is not able to be seen.
Usually a small rusty stain will appear in 1 or more areas that may appear to be insignificant, however, if ignored this can be a very costly repair and can severely impact the structural integrity of the pool.

What problems can occur to these areas once rust takes over?
Rust will continue to spread throughout the steel reinforcing until it is repaired. This could mean a very large and expensive repair if left too long before treating.
Ignoring rust can create a weakness in the pool structure, causing cracks, concrete blowing out from pressure building up inside the concrete from corroded steel reinforcing.
Most rust problems can be rectified, unless the problem has been ignored for so long where the structure of the pool is compromised causing alternative measures to be taken to repair or remove the pool.

How does Swimworld Pool Repairs Fix the Problem?

  1. Expose all affected steel reinforcing by jack hammers
  2. Find clean steel in all directions before treatment
  3. Prepare and treat steel (Swimworld treatment method)
  4. Rebuild floor or walls with waterproof high strength mortar.
  5. Finish repair with materials similar to existing pool surface.

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