FCS Concrete Repairs have successfully co mpleted relining of the Bronte Ocean Pool at Bronte Park adjacent to the Bronte Surf Beach.
The remediation of this ageing structure presented many problems and challenges:
FCS Concrete Repairs’ Work Health and Safety Management was an important element in the success of the tender. FCS Concrete Repairs implemented its Integrated Management System covering Management of Human Resources, Sales, Purchasing, Safety and Environment for which detailed procedures were recently certified by JAS-ANZ.
FCS Concrete Repairs construction programme was greatly affected by tidal and weather influence on surf conditions which often resulted in waves of sea water crashing into the pool work site. However thanks to the support and understanding of our client, the Waverley Council, and our employees the project was successfully completed and ready for the next Sydney summer.
FCS Concrete Repairs’ works involved relining of the floor, walls and stairs of the Bronte Pool and the nature of our works included:
- Surface Preparation including excavation, scabbling, scarification, wet abrasive blasting
- Epoxy crack and joint remediation by low pressure injection
- Hydrophobic polyurethane resin leak repairs
- Remediation of any structural failures in the existing pool structure by high pressure injection
- Application of sealant materials to repair and prevent leaks
- Inspection and Testing
- Installation of lane marking
- Installation of Posts
Application of a cementitious mortar lining to floor, walls and stairs
The process for relining of the pool drew upon many of the FCS Concrete Repairs skills and processes developed over many years in the Industry by its experienced Directors and trained workforce. Safety practices were an important feature with fully documented Task Risk Assessments, Safe Work Method Statements implemented through toolbox and pre-start meetings.
FCS Concrete Repairs have reinstated the structural integrity and appearance of the completed works which now makes the Bronte Pool one of the best ocean pools in the Sydney Region.
FCS Concrete Repairs are very pleased with the results achieved for what was a very old and structurally compromised pool.
The end product exceeded all expectations as evidenced by the following photographs: