The commercial construction of swimming pools typically started after the Second World War, when urban sprawl was underway and families moved from the cities to the suburbs. Before that most pools were large, poured-in-place concrete vessels that were finished with chlorinated rubber paints.
In an attempt to update the Clarington Fitness Centre in Bowmanville, Ont., municipal staff presented three different options at a public meeting as part of the facility’s $2.5 million renovation plans.
Plaster is defined as a soft mixture of lime, sand or cement, and water. It is common for contractors and swimming pool owners alike to associate all cement-based interior pool finishes as a plaster finish; however, this is not the case.
City council in Penticton, B.C., has applied for the Government of Canada's Infrastructure Stimulus Fund deadline extension to ensure renovations to the city's community centre and swimming pool remain eligible for funding.
Renovation projects are becoming a larger segment of every pool business. Profit margins on these projects are often higher than those earned in new pool construction. Not everyone is able to track which part of the renovation project makes the most money, but universally, pool builders say today’s accessories are definitely contributing to the bottom line.