West Edmonton Mall Swimming Pool Wears Blue Mist aquaBright by ecoFinish

 See What All The Best World Waterparks Are Wearing This Season!

See What All The Best World Waterparks Are Wearing This Season!

West Edmonton Mall Swimming Pool Renovation by JAC Incorporated Edmonton Alberta Certified ecoFinish Installer

Jac Incorporated is an Alberta owned and operated company servicing all of Western Canada; owner Franz Lennarson and his team offer 35 plus years of experience and skills in the Construction industry. Since joining the ecoFinish Canada network of Certified ecoFinish installers, Franz and his team have completed several projects, most recently, Canada’s (and the worlds) largest indoor waterpark…The West Edmonton Mall World Waterpark.

Renovations Begin at the West Edmonton Mall…

 Jac Inc’s team sanding the surface of West Edmonton Mall swimming pool substrate

Jac Inc’s team sanding the surface of West Edmonton Mall swimming pool substrate

Just in case you didnt know…The West Edmonton Mall’s World Waterpark swimming pool is the size of four football fields. At 46,000 plus square feet, this mammoth pool required complete refinishing with a tight timeline; JAC Inc’s team completed the task for the grand reopening today, Sept 28, 2018, after being closed for renovations just shy of 22 days…a herculean task by any standard!

The preparation of the swimming pool concrete quartz substrate is part of the process of installing ecoFinish high performance finishes. The substrate is shot blasted and acid washed followed by a thorough cleaning and the overall surface vacuumed. 

 After shot blasting and acid washing, cleaning and vacuuming…the substrate is ready for the epoxy installation

After shot blasting and acid washing, cleaning and vacuuming…the substrate is ready for the epoxy installation

Acid washing the pool substrate ensures there is a profile for the X40 specialized ecoFinish epoxy to key into and create a mechanical bond for the subsequent layers, in this case the aquaBright colour is Blue Mist

West Edmonton Mall World Waterpark Swimming Pool Renovation with ecoFinish

 All lights and fittings are masked with heat resistant tape prior to ecoFinish application

All lights and fittings are masked with heat resistant tape prior to ecoFinish application

The photos depicted here show the enormity of this project.

All fittings, drains and  lights etc are taped and masked off with ecoFinish high heat resistant tape and fabric. The first epoxy coating is applied as a 50/50 thinned coat so as to penetrate the surface. The second application is full strength and keys into the substrate below the surface.

 50/50 epoxy application

50/50 epoxy application

The Jac Inc team must work in different teams at different stages. The size of the pool requires that areas are divided into sections and the epoxy and coating is installed in stages. The flock coating team applies the first coat or flock coat into the tacky specially formulated ecoFinish X40 epoxy coating; this ensures a mechanical bond.

 Stan from ecoFinish with Jac Inc team installing the ecoFinish flock coat

Stan from ecoFinish with Jac Inc team installing the ecoFinish flock coat

After the flock coat is installed the second coat is applied ensuring a uniform surface after which the installation of the ecoFinish nonslip coating is then performed.

The World Waterpark is transformed with this recent renovation and installation of Blue Mist aquaBright by ecoFinish. And, WEM is also wearing the newest addition to the ecoFinish line of products - a non slip coating. ecoFinish’s nonslip coating is fine enough not to hurt swimmers feet but retains enough texture to provide additional grip. This nonslip finish can also be applied to concrete perimeter decks.

 Darren Borland from Ontario Pool Coatings performs the nonslip ecoFinish coating installation

Darren Borland from Ontario Pool Coatings performs the nonslip ecoFinish coating installation

JAC Inc. primarily focuses on providing new finish and renovation services to Commercial facility swimming pools and spas in Western Alberta. Concrete, plaster/cementitious, fiberglass and metal are perfect candidates for ecoFinish high performance pool finishes.

For more information about new ecoFinish installations and renovations please contact Jac Incorporated Owner Franz Lennarson at 780.952.4656 or contact Canada Pool Coating for more information.