Redoyourpool - What To Expect. We bring to your job decades of experience, a passion to innovate and improve and a commitment to do the little things right.
Redoyourpool - What To Expect. We bring to your job decades of experience, a passion to innovate and improve and a commitment to do the little things right.
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Redoyourpool - What To Expect. We bring to your job decades of experience, a passion to innovate and improve and a commitment to do the little things right.
 
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  Redoyourpool - What To Expect. We bring to your job decades of experience, a passion to innovate and improve and a commitment to do the little things right.
  If you're here because you're a new customer, congratulations on your decision to have CDC Pools redo your pool. We bring to your job decades of experience, a passion to innovate and improve and a commitment to do the little things right. Thank you for trusting your backyard to us. That's a trust we don't take lightly!

If you're here because you're curious about what happens during a renovation project, you've come to the right place. . .

As we prepare to start your job, there are important things you should know. First, your project is major construction. We built our company, from the ground up, for pool renovation, not new construction. We use hoses and buckets, not backhoes and heavy equipment. We're used to working around mature vegetation. That means we're a heck of a lot LESS noisy, dusty and messy than companies that do both new construction and renovation. But, at times, your backyard will be noisy, dusty and messy. That's simply the nature of this level of construction.

To minimize any potential inconvenience:

Move furniture, potted plants or any movable items out of the way.

Close your windows to reduce noise and dust.

Keep pets inside. Your gate will remain open the entire time our crew is in your backyard. Please make all necessary arrangements.

Communicate. We do our best to let you know what's going to happen before it does. With schedules that depend on weather, equipment and materials, we can't always do that. And, during our busy season -- January through June -- you may need to wait a few more days to start your project.  So please, if you have a question or concern, call us.

We've explained what to expect in detail below, complete with pictures.  However, if you want to watch the entire process take place in 3-minutes, watch our time lapse video.

What to Expect
There are several stages of construction. The following briefly explains what happens during each. Pay special attention to the Post Construction Stage, that's when we turn your pool back over into your care.

Preparation Stage
Redoyourpool - What To Expect. We bring to your job decades of experience, a passion to innovate and improve and a commitment to do the little things right.
Before we resurface your pool's interior and begin any additional construction, your pool must be drained and the existing surface prepared. If your pool isn't already empty we drain it into your outside sewer drain or into the street in accordance with the laws of your city.

 

After your pool is drained, DO NOT TURN YOUR POOL LIGHT ON. This will burn out the bulb and may even break the lens (pool lights are water cooled).
  Redoyourpool - What To Expect. We bring to your job decades of experience, a passion to innovate and improve and a commitment to do the little things right.

Once the pool is drained we prepare the interior surface. This can take the form of tile cleaning (if you requested this service), "chipout" or "bond costing." Our goal here is to prepare the surface for proper bonding with the new surface. If we chip out your pool, a crew uses power tools to chip out all the old plaster. Bond coating combines chipping out the top portion of the plaster and power-washing the remaining surface with a super high speed jet spray. Both processes can be noisy.  A friendly "heads up" to your neighbors would not be unappreciated. All debris is removed from your yard by bucket.

Construction Phase

The construction phase has two parts: outside the pool first; then inside the pool. We do everything outside the pool first; install tile, re-plumbing, install new equipment, redo your deck, add boulders or a water feature or place the barbeque and/or fireplace. We work outside the pool first to guard against debris falling into and damaging a new interior surface.

The final stage of construction is redoing the interior of your pool with the type and quality of surface you selected. The process varies slightly depending on the surface.


Plaster, Premium Plaster and 3M Colorquartz
  Redoyourpool - What To Expect. We bring to your job decades of experience, a passion to innovate and improve and a commitment to do the little things right.

For many people, the first time they see their pool's interior without water is when we resurface it. Regardless of the surface you select, it is very much a product of nature; basic materials hand smoothed and finished into a naturally imperfect surface. To achieve this, we first cover your decking with plastic for protection against overspray.


 
Plaster is mixed in our truck and fed under pressure through a hose to your pool where it is sprayed on the interior surface. If you select 3M Colorquartz, the quartz and any color you requested are mixed into the plaster at the truck.  A crew then "shoots" your pool and hand trowels the entire surface to smooth and set the plaster. Your garden hose is placed in the pool to begin the filling process and we do a final clean up. It's important to remember: do not turn the water off until the pool is completely full.  Doing may create a permanent ring.  If you're concerned the pool may overflow at night or when you're at the office, simply slow the water flow or have a neighbor check.  But don't turn the water off until it reaches the water tile line. 

Baja Pebble
Redoyourpool - What To Expect. We bring to your job decades of experience, a passion to innovate and improve and a commitment to do the little things right.

A proprietary blend of cement, pebbles and other strengthening components is mixed at the truck (along with color, if requested) and fed under pressure through a hose to your pool where it is sprayed on the interior surface. We then hand trowel the entire surface to smooth and set the pebble/material mix and gently wash the pebbles to expose their natural beauty..

We return the next work day to acid wash the surface.  This reveals the pebbles and puts the final finish on the surface.  Your garden hose is placed in the pool to begin the filling process and we do a final clean up and remove the slurry box. The true beauty of our Baja Pebble surface isn't seen until the pool is filled and the water has a chance to clear and you return your water to proper chemical balance. So be patient!

Baja Pebble Smooth
Redoyourpool - What To Expect. We bring to your job decades of experience, a passion to innovate and improve and a commitment to do the little things right.

A proprietary blend of cement, pebbles and other strengthening components is mixed at the truck (along with color, if requested) and fed under pressure through a hose to your pool where it is sprayed on the interior surface. We then hand trowel the entire surface to smooth and set the pebble/plaster mix. We return the next day with our smoothing crew. Several crew members spend several hours smoothing your pebble surface (something we won't be showing you, since we don't want to help our competitors who are trying hard

enough to discover every nuance of how we do it). Our equipment and techniques (it's a patented process) achieve what we believe is the smoothest pebble surface available. Your garden hose is placed in the pool to begin the filling process and we do a final clean up (please follow the important pool filling instructions in the next paragraph).

Post Construction
A few things you need to know:

Redoyourpool - What To Expect. We bring to your job decades of experience, a passion to innovate and improve and a commitment to do the little things right. When our plaster crew leaves they will put your garden hose in the pool and begin filling it. Do not turn the water off until the pool is completely full. Completely full means when the pool water reaches the middle of the water line tile or when your surface skimmer is half full of water. If you turn the water off before it's full, a permanent ring may form around the pool.
If you feel your pool may overflow at night or when you're at the office, simply slow the water flow or have a neighbor check.  But don't turn the water off!  Also, do not wash down or spray the sides, sudden cooling may damage the plaster.

Do not enter your pool until it is completely full of water. If you have a pet that loves the water, keep it inside. You can damage your new surface if the pool is entered too soon.

After the pool is full you may notice plaster dust at the bottom. This is a normal reaction. However, it's important you brush your pool regularly until the filter has a chance to pull the dust out of the water.

Brush your pool at least four times a day until your filter has cleared the plaster dust from the water.

Run your filter pump 24 hours a day until the water has cleared, checking the pool pressure regularly and backwashing when necessary (when your pressure rises 5 to 10 pounds over your normal, clean running pressure).

Begin testing and adding chemicals to balance the water chemistry immediately after your pool is full. Consult your pool service professional or have your water tested at a nearby pool supplies store.

A few things you'll appreciate knowing:

Our people
  It's easy to look out into your yard and only see "a bunch of laborers."  The reality is many of our crew have been with us for years, and we work hard to keep them (with a pay and benefits package rarely seen in our industry).
Your pool will be plastered by, in our humble opinion, the finest pool plaster craftsmen in the Southwest.  And one more important thing you should know about our people. All pool companies in the Valley have a busy season and a slow season. Most add temporary workers during the busy season and lay off much of their crew when it gets slow. WE DON'T!  We run our crews all year round. Same people, same quality, for every job we do. The only thing that changes is our lead time: during our busy season (January through July) you'll just have to wait a bit longer. And you know what? Our quality is worth a few extra days.

Our material

It's just cement. . .isn't it? That's what most people think, including many companies currently satisfied buying their material from local suppliers. We shop the world and buy direct.

That means two things to you: you pay less because we buy for less (we even negotiate our own freight); you get better quality materials (much of what we use are proprietary blends). And one more thing - one more important thing in today's world: every supplier we use is located in a country friendly to America.
You'll also appreciate our obsession for quality materials; perhaps not today, but certainly 5, 10 or 15 years from now. By the way, it took Chris Jones, our co-owner, six months of faxes, emails, samples and negotiation to secure the price we (and you!) now enjoy for cement. Did you know you can save money on freight by shipping in bulk bags (bags of bagged cement) instead of by the container? The ship you see is unloading our cement in Los Angeles (those same big bags end up in our construction yard). One of the many ways we both save money! No, it's not just cement. Redoyourpool - What To Expect. We bring to your job decades of experience, a passion to innovate and improve and a commitment to do the little things right.

Those aren't just pebbles we use in our Baja Pebble Standard and Smooth surfaces either. Chris made two trips down to South America during the past year to help our family-owned supplier become more efficient (one trip to deliver equipment we bought and gave them to better control the consistency of pebble size). And that isn't just hype on our Premium Plaster.  It took hundreds of hours of testing and dozens of reformulations to arrive at just the right combination of materials to produce a significantly longer-lasting plaster surface.

 



 
 

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