The St Joseph’s College Memorial Pool Redevelopment project to upgrade the school’s ageing 50m swimming pool to an Olympic class facility began in 2020. The $30 million project included construction of an 8-lane, 51.5m pool ranging from 1.1m deep to 2.0m deep, which can be converted to a 25m outdoor recreation pool and FINA-standard water polo pool (with a dividing movable boom), a pool perimeter deck, a two-story building (to accommodate multi-purpose areas, offices, storage rooms, and basement pool plant), and landscaping.
Penetron Australia was asked by FDC Construction, the general contractor, to provide a durable waterproofing solution for the outdoor, below-grade concrete pool structures. PENETRON, a topical crystalline waterproofing material, was mixed into a layer of slurry and applied over the concrete pool surfaces by Firmstone Flooring, a specialist flooring company and Penetron-approved contractor, to seal hairline cracks and protect concrete against water penetration. The pool’s construction joints and penetrations were also treated with PENECRETE MORTAR, a crystalline waterproofing repair grout, to complete the waterproofing system.
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