7 misconceptions about your fibreglass swimming pool repairs
Easy maintenance, easy installation, and beautiful aesthetics are just a few advantages of owning a fibreglass swimming pool. Despite the popularity, there are also plenty of misconceptions floating around when it comes to repairing a fibreglass pool.
As fibreglass pool experts in Queensland, Reef Pools have put together and debunked the 7 most common myths about fibreglass pool repairs.
Misconception 1: Blisters in my pool won’t impact our lives
The occurrence of blisters or bumps on your fibreglass pool walls is an indication of a more serious problem, osmosis. When soil water penetrates the fibreglass and stays between the fibreglass and the top-coat of your pool, pimple-like blisters start forming. As they are filled with contaminated water, these blisters eventually burst and start leaking a coloured tar-like substance. Due to high mineral content in these busted blisters, algae starts forming which is called osmosis or black plague.
Pollution and bacteria build-up makes the osmosis-infested pool a no-go place for swimming and puts your health and safety at risk.
Misconception 2: Fixing blisters is an easy job
If you think that DIY treatments like grinding, popping, or chlorination will resolve or diminish the blister problem, you will be shocked to learn that such solutions can worsen or aggravate the problem.
These blisters often deflate over time making it hard to identify them. Although the damage is there, deflating makes it unmanageable to track them. The only way to pinpoint these osmosis-causing bumps is to drain your fibreglass pool which again isn’t an easy task and may cause your pool to pop up if not done by a professional.
Careful professional monitoring and resurfacing of the fibreglass layer and the top gel coat cover is the most effective long-term repair strategy to curb down the blister problem.
Misconception 3: Having osmosis means I need to replace my pool altogether
Osmosis is perhaps the biggest issue with fibreglass pools but that doesn’t mean you have to replace your pool altogether.