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Broadbeach Waters pool stopped from slipping into waterway
When Cyclone Debbie struck Queensland in 2017, it battered the entire state. It dramatically drove water levels up and created intensely powerful currents. These currents inflicted a ton of damage upon our client’s waters edge swimming pool and the concrete pool slab surrounding it
Pool areas are where people usually don’t have footwear on so the danger of kicking the pool’s edge was quite real. The sunken concrete slab also posed dangers of tripping to the homeowners and their family. Finally, the greatest danger was the slab would slip right into the waterway.
Having been quoted insanely high prices to relay their pool by local builders again and again, our client contacted us to remedy their problem.
This project posed a lot of physical challenges.
To start, Broadbeach Waters’ landscape is reclaimed land made of rock and man-made boulders. The intense currents that came into Broadbeach Waters as a result of Cyclone Debbie had displaced and shifted a lot of these materials.
While our client’s pool was in relatively good condition, the reclaimed land upon which the pool was sitting had shifted. This caused the concrete pool slab around the pool to sink by almost 60 mm.
Using standard old-school techniques, we would have had to come in via the waterway to get access to the pool slab and remove it. This would have added logistical complexities to the project and significantly escalated the cost of repairs.
Instead, we used our proprietary geopolymer resin, GeoPoly™, to re-level the slab and stabilise the reclaimed land. We entered the pool area on foot and injected GeoPoly™ directly under the slab.
It spread out under the slab, through any voids between boulders and rock and gave the pool slab an outstanding lift of almost 50mm — close to the original level.
At the end of the day, we didn’t need to move the pool slab at all. We completed the project in a day and a half, saved our clients hundreds of thousands of dollars.
We removed a trip and foot damage hazard and we stopped our clients pool from falling into Broadbeach Waters’ waterway.
Today, the pool sits stably on the edge of Broadbeach Waters. With the sun shining down every afternoon, the pool area is a significantly safer place for our clients’ family.