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Demystifying Pool Sealing: Concerns and Misconceptions

Will My Pool Get Dirty During The Paver Sealing Process?

Pool sealing is a vital step in maintaining the beauty and longevity of your pool patio, especially in a place like Tampa, where the weather can be harsh.

However, there are numerous concerns and misconceptions surrounding the process that often leave homeowners puzzled. 

In this article, we will delve into some of the top concerns and dispel common misconceptions, ensuring you can make an informed choice when it comes to your pool’s maintenance.

Debris in the Pool: Can it be Avoided?

One of the primary concerns when sealing a pool is the potential for debris to end up in the water.

Several factors can influence this, including the amount of debris and organic build-up present, the presence of a screen enclosure around the pool, drainage issues, and even the competency of the technician handling the job.

The less debris and organic matter present, the easier it is to avoid contamination of the pool water.

These can make it challenging to rinse debris to an exit point while keeping the screens clean during the sealing process.

Poor drainage can flush excess debris into the pool.

A well-trained technician can significantly reduce the chances of debris ending up in the water.

Sealing Company Approaches: What Works and What Doesn’t

Many sealing companies sell their approach to pool areas, often promising various techniques to keep your pool clean. Let’s examine some common approaches:

Self-Contained Pool Robots

Some companies offer to clean your pool while they’re there. However, this often turns out to be more of a “peace of mind” upsell tactic rather than a meaningful cleaning service.

In most cases, professional pool cleaning is still required, leaving homeowners puzzled about the robot’s purpose.

Subcontracted Pool Cleaning Service

Another approach is using the sealing company’s pool service to handle the mess afterward.

While this may seem convenient, it can be more costly than scheduling a regular pool service, which can efficiently clean up after a sand and seal service.

DIY Cleaning

If you have some basic pool knowledge and a manual vacuum, you can handle the cleanup yourself.

This approach can be cost-effective and straightforward, provided you are comfortable with the process.

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The Best Approach to Cleaning After Pool Sealing Services

Cleaning up after pool sealing doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s a simple DIY cleaning process:

  • Turn off the pool pump during the sealing process to let debris settle to the pool floor and prevent clogging of pool filters.
  • Use a manual vacuum with periodic filter flushing using a garden hose.
  • Repeat the vacuum and filter flushing process until the pool is clean.
  • Activate your pool system as usual and check the filter one week later for any remaining debris.

*Remember that if you’re not comfortable with the process, it’s best to hire a professional.

Sealing the Pool Coping Border: Roller or Sprayer?

A common question relates to how the pool coping border should be sealed and concerns about sealers ending up in the pool water or on the pool tile.

Both rollers and sprayers have their place in this process, but misconceptions regarding the best approach to sealing pool coping are copious indeed!

So let’s set the record straight on the subject!

To Ensure Excellent Results, our  company uses a combination of sprayers and roller naps to clean overspray on tiles, making the process more efficient and effective.

Rollers: While rollers are often seen as more effective, they can lead to sealer runoff, gaps in coverage as well as streaks, ultimately contaminating the pool water.

Sprayers: Low-flow battery-powered sprayers can evenly apply sealer to the coping, minimizing overspray in the pool.

Pool Area Paver Sealing: Top Questions, Issues & Solutions:

At the end of the day, understanding the concerns and misconceptions surrounding pool sealing is crucial for homeowners in Tampa.

By dispelling these myths and choosing the right approach, you can maintain your pool’s beauty and functionality without unnecessary hassle or expense. 

Always prioritize professional expertise and trusted local pool services to ensure a job well done.

Sealing Pool Coping with Sprayer and Roller.

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