Preparation is extremely important. Our quality work starts here.
Existing exposed aggregate, polished pebble finishes and membrane liners which are in poor condition or lifting are removed to present a sound surface for the repair.
Structural cracks and exposed reinforcing steel are repaired and existing finishes are sand blasted and the pool chemically cleaned prior to being thoroughly washed.
Binding keys are applied to the clean surfaces. Binding prepares the existing surface to receive the new finish.
Cracks and other leaks are repaired
Binding keys are applied. Note coarseness of pebble
Virtually all early pools in Australia since 1963 were marbled with real quarried marble. All marbling was done by hand and lasted for a long period of time. Rod Cameron Pools still uses real marble and still employs these traditional methods which we have found cannot be bettered by modern methods and materials.
Marbling is very smooth because it is highly trowelled. Our crushed marble is mixed with the finest quality white cement and is heavily trowelled by hand to produce the smooth finish. White cement is much stronger and durable than normal every day "grey cement". The average pool will require approximately 2.5 tonnes of material.
An average thickness of 10 -12 mm of marble and white cement is applied. To attain maximum strength the marble and white cement is mixed to our special formula and allowed to cure naturally.
The smoothness and natural feel of marble provides a much more pleasant swimming experience. The natural beauty of marble also adds to the overall experience.
Marble is much easier to maintain because it is hard and smooth, unlike exposed aggregate and polished pebble pools.
The completed pool surface is done after re-tiling and coping.
Our marble and white cement does not contain asbestos.
Marbling is hand trowlled and tiles added.
Marbling completed. Note smoothness.
Marble vs Pebble
Cameron Pools only work with marble. We are experts at marbling and
believe a marble-finished pool is much nicer to swim in. Marble pools
are slightly more expensive, but well worth it.
than the look and feel of a marble pool, the smooth finish is much
easier to clean and keep clean when compared to exposed pebble
finishes. The troughs between the pebbles can be up to five
millimetres. Automated pool cleaning devises are unable to effectively
make contact with the bottom of the troughs resulting in algae build
up over time.
The smoothness of marble eliminates grazes and injuries to water softened limbs and bodies.
Marble: Smooth finish makes it easy to clean
Pebbles: Difficult to clean algae
How Long Does It Take?
We drain the pool. The next day we prepare the existing surfaces for
the binding keys. On the third day the new marble surface is applied
and re-filling the pool commences.
This is a guide only. Pool size and preparation of existing finish may effect the time required for completion.
Within days pool is ready to enjoy.
Job Completion and Quality Assurance
Cameron Pools will provide instructions on what you have to do to
ensure your pool is prepared correctly for your family to swim in.
Rod Cameron Pools instruction sheet has been carefully prepared by the
National Aust Testing Authorities (NATA). Rod Cameron Pools is the only
holder of this instruction sheet in Australia with respect to pools.
The instruction sheet will ensure your water quality remains correct at
all times. Additionally, your pool will be cheaper to maintain, easier
to control resulting in longer life expectancy from filters, pumps and
Rod Cameron Pools offers a six year guarantee.