TAMING THE TIGER POOL WITH KRYTON
A Leaking Pool The Tigers Play In Needed Help So
Central Coast Waterproofing Donated the Costs of the Labor, Kryton Donated Materials
and The Tigers Can Now Swim and Cool Off in the Warm Summer Months!
Our coolest job ever is our being able to waterproof the pool at the Oakland Zoo Tiger Exhibit.
Our project came about when the Zoo found out they were getting four new Tigers. The pool was going to be needed for 5 Tigers roaming the enclosure and only one other watering pool. This pool leaked and needed fixing. Coatings wouldn't work, ever seen a Tigers paws? Big claws would slice up most coatings. Something else was going to be needed to waterproof the pool. That's where research on the web found crystalling waterproofing technology by Kryton, the innovator in the field. The Zoo contacted Kryton, the original manufacturer of Crystalline Waterproofing. Kryton passed the lead to Hill Brothers, their California distributor. Hill Brothers called on us, believing that we were the best qualified to install and represent Kryton.
The old pool hadn’t been used for a long time, it had cracks in it and the porous concrete would leak water out. First we used Desert Brand concrete etch on the pool to help clean it and open the pores. A power washing finished cleaning the pool.
Our crew then opened the cracks in the bowl, filxing them with Bari-Cote and T1. After drying for the night, we came back and applied an application of Kryton T1 to the bowl. Allowing that to dry, an application of Kryton T2 was applied the following day and that completed our waterproofing application. The Kryton was cured by wetting it down for 72 hours by Zoo staff, at which point the pool will be waterproof as the crystals grow into the concrete. After seven days of cure, the pool was filled.
The Tigers enjoy their pool a lot, swimming and playing in it daily. We enjoyed our time at the Oakland Zoo, meeting the caring people who care for these and all the other magnificent animals!
Kryton Crystalline Waterproofing Products can solve your leaking below grade, water feature, swimming pool, dam, elevator pit and any concrete products problems.
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