On 06 April 2012, Stephan from Pinelands wrote:
We had decided to re-do our old “marble plaster” swimming pool in Pinelands and looked at the various options. They varied from an epoxy paint finish, to fibre-lining, to redoing the marble plaster.
After receiving a couple of quotes we saw an advert for “Peninsula Pool Renovation” in a local Pinelands magazine called “The Muse”, and we gave them a call…
Tom Botha came to view the pool area and it soon became apparent that he had much value to add. Not only did he offer both fibre-lining and marble plaster solutions, but it soon became clear that he could renovate the entire pool area including the building of planter beds, paving, tiling and cladding. He also came up with great ideas regarding lighting and the positioning of the skimmer box and water jets…
After much to-ing and fro-ing while we settled on our choice of tiles, the position of our planter etc etc, and Tom came up with an all-inclusive quote…. And that was the most difficult part of the renovation for us!
Tom’s crew were fantastic… certainly his foreman – Lennox was fantastic and he had his crew supervised the whole time. They cleaned up beautifully, did not leave even a cigarette butt on the property and produced a fantastic upgrade. We just handed them keys to the property and never had to do another thing. They signed for the various deliveries and brought the other items themselves… We could just leave them to get on with the job!
I would have no hesitation in recommending Peninsula Pool Renovations. They are without a doubt a top quality crowd!
|Before||Work begins||Work underway|
|Lights and skimmer installed||Almost ready for paving||Paving begins|
|Tying into existing paving||Vibrecrete wall being clad||Plastering in progress|
|Filling begins||Almost full||After|
This pool is situated in Pinelands, and it had the traditional Autumn paver bricks around it. The patio had been renovated previously and there was height difference of approximately 75mm to 100mm between the patio and pool. After levels were taken, it was found that there was not much difference between the height of the coping brick and the patio. We therefore raised the level of the pool paving to meet with that of the patio.
The inlet and outlet of the pool was closed off and a new skimmer box with two returns was installed - complete with new suction and return line to the filtration. 2 L E D Blue lights were fitted on the wall closest to the patio, so that when you are sitting on the patio you look onto the lit-up pool.
The new copings that were laid are Revelstone 300 x 300 Table Mountain copings, and the paving was done with Revelstone Sandstone tiles. A polysulphide expansion joint was installed between the copings and paving. A planter wall was built on the far side of the pool and this, together with an old pre-cast wall, was clad with Revelstone Perfectstone 3 size cladding.
The pool was plastered with Cemcrete White Poolcrete pool plaster and a dark blue ceramic mosaic was applied around the perimeter of the pool and on the steps.