The Pebble Tec® Pool Remodeling / Pool Resurfacing Process
Modern Method Gunite is Southwest Texas’s premiere pool remodeling and pool resurfacing company. We are the leading Licensed Pebble Tec Installer for Houston and surrounding areas. That means Pebble Technologies recognizes Modern Method for its uncompromising level of detail when installing all of their products! We are the premier choice for your pool remodeling and we specialize in pool resurfacing including Pebble Tec, Pebble Sheen, Pebble Fina, Bead Crete, and Pebble Brilliance pool surfaces. We do top quality work and you can depend on us.
We drain the pool, add weep holes to avoid movement, then we begin the process of chipping out around the light fixtures, drains, fittings, and 12” to 6” below waterline. We also knock off all edges of steps and benches to insure a proper 45 degree bond of the material. The existing pool surface is then checked for hollow areas, and further chipped out if needed.
At this phase of the project, we are able to make design changes to your project busting out existing areas, tying in new rebar, and shooting in gunite to add a spa, raised the depth level, add additional steps and benches or a sunshelf. We can also add any Boulder Creations structure to your project at this time.
Remodeling Tile, Coping and Decking
Next phase if desired is to update your Tile & Coping with newer materials that better complement your finish. Your pool builder can recommend the best materials for your application. Cap Decking and Additional Decking can also be added at this phase.
Remodeling Pool Surface
After all proper areas have been chipped out, a layer of bond coat is then sprayed on to the entire surface as the final prep stage. All sand, plaster chips, and debris is cleaned up and hauled away within a day or two of job completion.
The finish that you have chosen from Pebble Tec®, Pebble Sheen®, Pebble Fina®, BeadCrete® or Pebble Brilliance™ is then prepared in our hopper.
This formulation is then pneumatically applied to the pool or spa interior.
Installers use a hand trowel method, one small area at a time, to ensure the mixture is formed into an even surface.
Aggregate Exposure with Water Wand
After the application is finished, the entire pool is sprayed down with water. This exposes the finish and removes excess cement.
A hardening period, normally 24 hours, is followed by a final cleansing treatment. A special solution is used to enhance the brightness of the finish.
Buffing and Pressure Water Cleansing
A light buffing process occurs during the cleansing treatment. This step only applies to some pool finishes.
With our aggregate finishes there is no waiting time for plaster dust removal. Once your pool finish installation process is complete, simply fill the pool with water, balance the water with chemicals and begin swimming. * MMG does recommend having a professional pool technician start up your projects in order to ensure accurate water chemistry from the onset.