Over 37 years, Victors Pools has repaired all kinds of problems with fiberglass pools in the Sacramento and Northern California area. Our experience and investigation has taught us what works and what doesn’t in fiberglass pool repairs. We find that fiberglass pools typically have the following problems:
Very fine cracks can form in fiberglass gel coats. Usually this is due to stress on the wall of the fiberglass. While they generally don’t cause leaks, Victors Pools can fix this unsightly problem in your fiberglass pool and determine the source of the stress so you don’t face the same problem down the road.
All pools can suffer stains. Since some stain “solutions” may damage the essential gel coat on a fiberglass pool, fixing stains should not be considered a “Do-It-Yourself” process. Retaining the original color, or repairing the stain so that the color matches the existing color, is an essential part of stain repair. Victors Pools has the solution.
Color Fade and Gel Coat Breakdown
The facts are that all gel coats eventually need to be replaced, but with proper maintenance they can last for twenty or more years. Nevertheless, fading of gel coat color also happens. Consider that your gel coat is constantly exposed to two powerful substances: sunlight and chlorine (which is essentially a stronger form of household bleach). Just about anything would fade when faced with those two things alone, but a fiberglass pool faces them together. Gel coat color is amazing for its durability under these conditions, but when it does finally fade, Victors Pools has answers for Sacramento fiberglass pool owners.
Cracks and Bulges
Structural cracks that cause leaks are usually created by a change in the environment external to the pool. The support structure for the pool has been compromised somehow and must also be repaired, in addition to repairing the pool itself. Also, since fiberglass pools can float (just like a fiberglass boat), it is very important to never empty a fiberglass pool of water. The weight of the water keeps the pool in place when groundwater seeps in around the pool. Take away the water and bulges or cracks may develop due to the stress of groundwater on the outside of the pool. That’s another reason why any repairs that require significantly lowering the water level should be handled by the professionals at Victors Pools. While you should float in your pool, you never want your pool to float!
Like all pools, keeping them clean requires plumbing. Since fiberglass pools are ideally supported by a backfill of gravel or sand, the plumbing runs through these materials. If for some reason the materials should shift or sink, the plumbing moves with the backfill and may crack. Victors Pools installs plumbing, so we know how to fix it too. For help with swimming pool plumbing, contact Victors Pools.
Fix your pool right the first time and restore comfort to your backyard by calling the 37 year experts at Victors Pools!