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Case Studies

Infinity Pool – Greenwich, CT

A newly constructed residential infinity swimming pool only had a 2-week window for tile installations. Fast track solutions were specifically required to keep the installation on schedule.

Situation

A newly constructed residential infinity swimming pool only had a 2-week window for tile installations. Fast track solutions were specifically required to keep the installation on schedule.

Installer: Shoreline Pools Inc. – Stamford, CT
General Contractor: Dibico Construction Inc. – Greenwich, CT
Architect: Doyle Herman Design Associates – Greenwich, CT

Challenge

  • Large-format natural stone installation
  • Tight completion schedule
  • 1,500 sq. ft. installation

Solution

ARDEX as well as a Distributor Sales Professional met with installer Shoreline Pools Inc. to discuss single source system solutions that could meet the tight demand specifications of the project. After reviewing the project multiple times, a full system of rapid setting installation materials was specified.

ARDEX AM 100™ Pre-Tiling Ramping and Smoothing Mortar was first used for wall rendering, ensuring the pool exterior walls were flat and plumb. Easily installable from ¼” to 1 ¼” in a single coat, ARDEX AM 100 allows tile or waterproofing to be installed in just 2 hours.

Waterproofing and antifracture specifications were met by the combination of ARDEX 8+9™ Rapid Waterproofing and Crack Isolation Compound and ARDEX SK MESH™ Reinforcement Fabric for Waterproofing and Crack Isolation. ARDEX 8+9 provides flood testing in 4 hours and tile can be installed in just 90 minutes. The non-woven, polyester mesh reinforcement fabric of ARDEX SK MESH provides added support and strength for use in change of plane, corners and crack isolation.

ARDEX X 32™ MICROTEC® Universal Rapid Setting and Drying Thin-to-Thick Bed Mortar was specified to install the 1,500 sq. ft. of large format Black Absolute stone. Formulated with self-drying technology, ARDEX X 32 is ideal for moisture-sensitive stone, virtually eliminating staining, warping and discoloration. To help keep the installation on pace, ARDEX X 32 also allowed installers to grout in just 3 hours.

The infinity pool was completed on schedule and the residents were extremely pleased with their brand-new pool!