As you probably know by now, at Tempool Inc. we have a great appreciation for the amazing locations that our craft has taken us to. Most recently, we had a crew hop “the pond” over to England to help plaster the country’s largest pool. This pool happens to be a 14,000+ sq. foot indoor/outdoor water park in fact.
Our ties to pool plastering in England started over 7 years ago, when we made the trip over to train Chris Banister’s Corinthian Pool Plaster crew. Since working with Chris’ team, Corinthian has built quite a reputation for quality craftsmanship in their region and beyond. Recently, the General Contractor that Chris works with had been dealing with some concrete issues on projects. Unable to diagnose the exact cause of the material bonding issues, Chris called on Tempool for consulting help and to assist in the plastering of this massively important project. Chris and his team at Corinthian share the same passion we have at Tempool in regard to our reputations and the ability to deliver the best pool finishes in our industry.
After doing some consulting on recent projects that had unresolved surface issues, we were able to identify that the problems were coming from a waterproofing additive in the concrete substrate. Once the problem was identified our crew chipped away the problem areas and re-applied the surface using CL Industries’ Permakote. PermaKote eliminates the need for excessive pool substrate preparation such as sand blasting and stripping. More importantly, it provides the even hydration (curing) of plaster applications, which is especially beneficial when applying swimming pool plaster or any cement coating.
We take great pride in being able to share our knowledge, education, and tools with likeminded craftsman that span the globe. Working with Chris Banister and Corinthian Pool Plaster is no exception. A huge thank you is in order for Chris and his team at Corinthian Pool Plaster for setting up the job, having a focus on quality, and their great English hospitality.
See the photographs below to view the England project in action before and during the process.