In-ground pool renovations – After a long, cold winter, Montrealers can now finally look forward to summer activities such as swimming outdoors and pool parties. An in-ground pool can be a terrific asset in your backyard. But pools require proper maintenance and who do you turn to for professional service? Refecto Aquatique is a Montreal area-based company and specialist for in-ground pool renovations, painting, repairs, tiling and coating, pool deck maintenance, sand-blasting old paint, and even pool demolition.
“Refecto differentiates itself from competitors by doing both commercial and residential projects with the same quality materials,” explains Martin Beaulieu, an engineer at Refecto. “About 60% of our business is residential and about 30% is commercial; the balance is institutional. Our team at Refecto is experienced and equipped to solve, build or repair any problem with your existing concrete pool.”
The renovations mentioned above can give a new look or design to existing pools, even those with structural problems. Painting can be done with latex paint (1-2 years durability), rubber paint (4 years), or with epoxy products (7 years). The repairs offered are for the pool cement, pumps, and plumbing. Properly installed, new tiles on the market offer much greater durability than earlier tiles while providing a chance to change the esthetic look of your pool.
“A typical backyard pool might contain 80 to 120 tons of water. If there are cracks, water loss issues can involve movements of soil or concrete paving blocks, holes forming in the ground, and the loss of up to 3 inches of water a day. You might also have excessive use of the water heater,” notes Beaulieu.
Sand-blasting is, of course, the most practical way to remove old paint, a necessity before putting down a layer of new, more durable paint. Refecto offers sand-blasting from cement and metal surfaces, including machines and furniture.
Demolition of a pool is an option that can make sense with poorly-maintained pools that require a lot of investment. Refecto offers partial or complete demolition to free up space in your backyard.
While offering a vast array of services for in-ground pools, Refecto does not service above-ground pools.
With 15 employees, Refecto covers the entire province of Quebec and sometimes elsewhere in Canada with hotel projects. Regarding prices, Beaulieu says: “Pool renovation costs can start at $1,000 and can go up to $50,000 or more, depending on the project. And of course, we offer free estimates!”
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