When constructing your swimming pool you need waterproofing materials that can withstand both positive and negative hydrostatic pressure. Waterproofing your swimming pool is important for new and old swimming pools. Below are the step by step processes to undertake.
- Cast concrete
Cast your concrete with either crystalline waterproofing admixtures (Armorkim Admix 500 & 600) non-crystalline waterproofing admixture
Aquaseal 100, 300, Hydropruf, 100, 200
This ensures your concrete is protected from the ingress of water. Armorkim Admix 500 & 600 are permanently active and can seal up crack.
- SURFACE PREPARATION
The surface should be clean and free of dirts, oil, dusts and any other contaminant.
- HOLES OR DAMAGED CONCTRETE
Holes will appear wither big or small also in the case of damaged concrete, the areas should be cleaned and damped. Use Armorpatch to fill these holes and repair the damaged concrete.
For construction joints and movement joints, it is important that you use water stops; for sealing of these joints. Armor siwellabel water stop. The swellable water stops expands when it comes in contact with water.
- WATER PROOFING
You can waterproof your swimming pools you need flexible waterproofing membrane that can continuously withstand extreme hydrostatic pressure. Armorcoat 1k & Armorcoat 2k, should be applied after plastering/ before placing of tiles.
The walls and floor of the swimming pool the walls and floor of the swimming pool has to be fixed with tile adhesives that is fast setting, has high adhesive, tensile strength and has impressive waterproofing properties. Armorfix 109, 110 are suitable recommendation for a tiling
After the tiles have been fixed, and the area has being cleaned and allowed to set. The joints should be filled with Armorgrout 50