As the temperature rises during summer, so does the desire for a nice swim, perhaps in your own pool. Whether you’re building one in your backyard or fixing up an old one, there are many different avenues to consider.

While repairing your concrete pool, the issue of wastewater becomes unavoidable. From resurfacing the plaster to fixing a crack, learning how to deal with the slurry head-on helps simplify the cleanup.

Concrete Pool

Resurfacing The Plaster
Resurfacing the pool plaster can be an immense challenge with all the chipping and the grinding, but it is necessary for the perfect finish. Some contractors prefer to grind the plaster without any water, which allows the dust to flow freely into the air. Although they may be wearing masks or using dust vacuums, it is a not a safeguard that is completely effective. The dust can seep through small openings, which is dangerous to inhale for extended periods of time.

Instead, why not grind the plaster with water? That effectively keeps the dust contained while drastically reducing the risk of airborne debris. But what about the slurry wastewater left behind?

ECO-QUICKgel slurry solidifier is the simple solution. It’s a liquid waste absorbent that will solidify the slurry in minutes. By drawing lines of ECO-QUICKgel around the work area, it traps the wastewater from traveling anywhere. 

How does this method help besides reduce dust? Using water to grind the plaster helps prolong the life of the grinding blade while providing a smoother, deeper cut with less work.

Instead of grinding off the plaster, some choose to sand blast the surface. But even so, a pressured water blast is necessary to clear any dust or particles left behind, which still produces wastewater.

Repainting The Surface
When the pool is still in decent shape, a more economical option is painting instead of resurfacing it. To remove the paint, using a water blaster is the easiest method. However, with water comes the mess. Easily take care of the slurry wastewater with ECO-QUICKgel like the process above. Draw lines of ECO-QUICKgel, let it absorb, and haul it to the trash can.

Crack Repair
An older pool may have many cracks that need to be repaired. To fix the crack, a grinder or saw is needed to deepen and extend the length of the crack on both ends before sealing it. Some may decide to cut dry, but the water keeps the dust contained while helping extend the life of the blades. ECO-QUICKgel will certainly take care of the slurry left behind.

Creating or repairing a pool may appear to be a lot of work, but by staying prepared with the right tools makes the workload seem that much lighter.