Build a pool - Plastering and painting
Sixth video in a series "from design to final result"
Before I could plaster I first had to impregnate the walls with primer.
I impregnated the walls 2 times with universal primer.
Then I started with the plastering.
Quite heavy work, luckily I could sit now and then. I used light gray cement-based plaster mortar.
This is the result of 1 day of plastering.
The next day I continued with the plastering and I also applied corner profiles on the stairs and the seat.
Start of the third day with the plastering. I had unscrewed the lamp to be able to plaster behind it.
And stopped again. Not come that far this day. The sun dried the plaster too quickly to be able to correct it.
Two days later. By plastering later in the day, I avoided the bright sun to speed up the work a little. The walls are finished here, after which I plastered the stairs and the underwater seat.
Here I have plastered the first step.
Job done ;-)
The stucco layer had to dry for no less than 4 weeks before I could paint it with the special blue pool paint.
Not so bad and luckily it had barely rained in that period. The next job was leveling the floor.
To prepare for leveling, I first vacuumed the floor and took the walls along.
Leveling the pool floor was necessary because the concrete was too coarse to walk on with bare feet. First I primed the floor with Schnox KH primer.
For leveling I needed 10 bags of self-leveling synthetic resin cement, of the brand Schnox type FPL Plus. This leveling cement is particularly suitable for pool floors.
Mix 1 bag with water and then pour it directly on the floor. This is a job you have to do with two people.
That gives this very nice result.
The processing time was 40 minutes. After 4 hours it should already be walkable.
After 4 days it could be painted.
The next day I tried the floor. As can be seen, very careful. But indeed it was already walkable.
Unfortunately it rained occasionally during the drying time. Hey, this is The Netherlands.
The rainwater was simply pumped away again, and fortunately everything dried up quickly due to the warm spring weather.
In the meantime, I had started repaving the terrace.
What do I hear overthere?
Oh yes, the ordered curbstones for the pool edge were being delivered.
First, I had put the curbstones next to the remaining concrete blocks.
I gave those concrete blocks away to someone who was going to use them to build a pond edge.
The curbs serve to support the border tiles. Here I have put a number of them in place.
I had made spacer bars. This made it easy for me to place the curbstones at the correct distance from and parallel to the pool edge.
Good protection was needed to ....
. grind some curbstones to size.
In this way I bricklayed the curbstones on the wall of "stabsand".
Put the curbstones on it and tap on them.
I smeared close the space between the skimmer and the pool edge and the two curbstones with cement.
I also bricked in the U turn tube of the underwater lighting.
My wife, while she is filming, says; "Well there is Martin, in the rain. It would stay dry. So he thought "I will go on with the stabsand". But he's a real go-getter, so he just keeps going on, ain't you Martin?"
I reply; "Yes, I'll just keep going on!"
I filled the gap between the curbstones and the pool edge with stabsand all around, up to 3 cm below the top.
After that I bricked up that 3cm with cement.
While she is filming, my wife says; "Martin, what are you doing?"
I say; "Dear viewers, I am bricking up the gap between the concrete blocks and the curbstones so that later the edge tiles can be bricklayed on them."
My wife says; "Very good, keep up the good work, bye bye!"
I say; "Bye bye."
The pool edge is ready and 30 cm thick now, so border tiles...
...can be bricklayed on it, on a certain moment in time.
In the meantime I had ordered extra tiles to be able to pave around the pool for a path and terraces.
Before paving I first dug out a layer of soil, 20 cm deep, and then poured sand.
Then I tamped down the sandbed and laid the tiles.
Last paving activities for a while, because ....
The drying time of the plaster was over. So it was possible to start painting. First I brushed the walls and then vacuumed the floor. I also have sealed the connections between the skimmer and the wall, and the 4 wall ducts and the wall, with a special pool kit.
Here I started applying the special pool paint on the walls. That was a nice job to do.
In fact, with that paint you apply a colored layer of rubber to the wall. The first layer had to be thinned with some kind of solvent, hence the mouth cap.
The first coat of paint is on the walls.
Of all the work at the pool, this was the most satisfying job.
Painting in bright sun is not recommended, so I did the first layer of the floor early in the evening. And in the same way I did the second coat of the walls and the floor the next day too.
And then this is the result.
In the evening with the pool lights on ...
In various colors.
The paint had to dry for 12 days before the pool could be filled with water.
So I started other tasks. Here I put gravel on a layer of sand mixed with a little cement. This strip of gravel is necessary for quick drainage of rainwater that falls on the terrace. It is also a nice finish.
So far for the plastering and painting. In the next video we will continue with filling the pool with water and the finishing activities. It would be nice when you "Like" this video and/or subscribe to my channel. When you have a question or comment, please feel free to do so.