Traditional refinishing process:
 
1. Drain pool.
2. Prepare surface for bond coat, it must be dirt, oil or other foreign material free (acid/pressure wash if needed).
3. Remove hollow areas when applicable.
4. Remove and replace existing tiles, if applicable.
5. Cut and chip old plaster from under existing perimeter tiles and around all return lines for a better transition of new plaster.
6. Apply a bond coat containing cement glue to ensure that new plaster will adhere to old plaster.
7. Apply 3/8” to ½” plaster, trowelled to a hard smooth finish.
8. Fill pool with potable water
 
 
Process for pebble finishes:
 
1. Drain pool.
2. Prepare surface for bond coat, it must be dirt, oil or other foreign material free (acid/pressure wash if needed).
3. Remove hollow areas when applicable.
4. Remove and replace existing tiles, if applicable.
5. Cut and chip old plaster from under existing perimeter tiles and around all return lines for a better transition of new plaster.
6. Apply bond coat containing cement glue to ensure that pebble finish will adhere to old plaster.
7. Apply average ½ inch pebble finish.
8. Next day acid wash to expose pebble.
9. Fill pool with potable water
 
 
BOND KOTE  
Specially formulated two part cementitous coating, designed to be used as an ideal substrate to mechanically bond pool plaster over existing plaster finishes.
 
CHARACTERISTICS:
Superior bonding capability
High flexural strength
Eliminates excessive substrate preparation
Virtually eliminates delamination problems
Saves labor and equipment costs
Provides even dry time while plasteringLIMITATIONS:
All materials and surfaces to be coated should remain between 40 degrees F/120
degrees F 24 hours prior and 24 hours after installation. Do not apply in rain or extremely
high humidity. Protect "Liquid Resin" from freezing. Plaster should be applied to Bond
Kote within 14 days or reapply Bond Kote. DO NOT USE OVER PAINTED OR PLASTIC
FINISHES.
PACKAGING:
SGM Bond Kote is formulated in units consisting of two 65 lb. bags of a factory blended
dry cement mix and one 5 gallon container of "Liquid Resin". These ingredients are
mixed at jobsite as per mixing instructions.
SURFACE PREPARATION:
Check completely for hollow areas and remove all loose plaster. Remove all mildew,
algae, fungus and rust by either sand blasting or with an acid wash which must be
followed by neutralization with soda ash. If surface is unusually soft, painted, peeling or
flaking, then surface must be heavily sanded or water blasted. Regardless of method
used, thoroughly wash down with "jet nozzle" hose and let pool drain until there is no
standing water present. NOTE: Special attention is required on pools below water table
and or leaking.
MIXING:
Make sure "liquid resin" is mechanically agitated before use to disperse all settled solids.
Then pour "liquid resin" (5 gallon) into a clean mixing container with flat bottom. Add
Bond Kote (two 65 lb. bags) while continuously mixing with mechanical mixer. Continue
mixing for 2-4 minutes until Bond Kote is completely dispersed. NEVER USE LESS
THAN 115 lbs. OF DRY MIX PER 5 GALLONS OF LIQUID RESIN.
APPLICATIONS:
To check consistency of material, apply Bond Kote with 1-1/4" nap roller onto a vertical
test area. Let material set for 1 minute; then, using a clean textured roller, rough up
surface to desired finish. Material thickness can be adjusted by adding a small amount of
"cement mix" if too thin or "liquid resin" if too thick, adjust only 1 time. DO NOT
RETEMPER MIX. Once Bond Kote is mixed to correct consistency, apply immediately,
do not let material stand unused. Apply, mixed Bond Kote with 1-1/4" nap roller to steps
at shallow end of pool and let material set for approximately 1 minute; then, rough up
surface to desired finish with clean textured roller as done in test area. Continue this
same process with the wall areas and then proceed to the floor surface last. Starting at
deep end of pool make sure application is uniform in thickness and texture.
CURING;
Minimum cure is reached in 6 hours; setting and drying time may vary according to
atmospheric conditions. For best results wait 24 hours before plastering.
PLASTERING:
Mist Bond Kote with clean cool water prior to plastering to permit proper hydration. Make
sure Bond Kote is free of any foreign matter before plastering.
COVERING:
One unit covers 450-500 square feet of surface area.
CLEAN UP/STORAGE:
Clean hands, tools and containers with warm soapy water.
NOTE: USE NEW ROLLER WITH EACH APPLICATION.