Another custom pool finished and several in the design stage.

From the initial design for a full bar BBQ and pool, with water cascade to the end result, we do it all. Have a rough idea of what you want? Give us a call and we can smooth out all the wrinkles for you, like the happy owners of this new pool and outdoor kitchen/bar, complete with custom tile and large stamped concrete Terrace and for a lot less money than you might think.

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Another fun project draws to a close.

This, was one of those projects you don’t want to see end. The project itself was complex, but the customers were very cool to deal with. It is great when the customer gives you some leeway and goes with the flow. The end result is a very cool traditional looking home, with a slightly modern twist. The house to start with was good and solid, but all the systems needed modernizing. The whole house was re wired and modified for modern fittings like Air conditioning and proper grounding. Pressure water system was added and all new plumbing. The newly created second bathroom even has a jacuzzi tub. But the big challenge was putting in a pool. We build pools all the time, but in this case there was no yard to speak of, so we put it on the roof, along with raised walls and a cool bar. Inside the house everything was refreshed or renewed even antique screen doors were repaired and made to match.

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A structural engineer was brought in and he provided a report on the way the rebar needed to be laid out and the concrete poured

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The end result is an awesome rooftop pool and bar area, the bar will have a hardwood pergola shortly.

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Meanwhile the completely revamped interior was done in very traditional talavera. It requires a certain skill to lay talavera, as each tile is handmade and they vary in thickness and also in width, so making it all seem level and flat takes a lot of work. Even then it is never perfectly flat. Even the bathroom was given a traditional look.20150625_094917

Antique screen doors needed serious help too, so they were rebuilt.

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From one of our customers

 

 

 

 

Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to  aerocretos de mexico for constructing my beautiful pool and patio in Chuburna Puerto.

 

This is the icing on the cake of a 3-4 year long dream. The professional approach,attention to detail and world class quality workmanship is second to none. If you are considering putting in a pool or patio do not hesitate to have them do it for you. Excellent and prompt communication from start to finish and even post job follow up will ensure your satisfaction. Thanks again  for a job well done!11138157_10153175649851358_7715112023425792141_n

May look like rubble and rock, but!!!

It is the beginning of a pool, terrace and new Baño for our customer.

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Bullpen Restaurant in Chelem has a new pool

When Jill and Martin, owners of  El Bullpen in Chelem, decided it was time for a new pool at their hotel/restaurant, they knew there was really only one choice for professional work. Naturally they called us, Aerocretos de Mexico, for quality, service and price.

 

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Another pool finished

Another nice, bright and refreshing pool with water cascade, just got finished in Merida Centro, complete with storage bodega and new terrace.
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A customers photo, wow does this look good!

We raised the level of this pool, refinished it, added filtration, water feature, Talavera tile and a whole bunch more. But that was a few months ago. Today, the client sent us this picture of the pool, now with all the plants and pots added. WOW! it is even better than before and that was pretty good.

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Pool problems, do it right the first time.

imgres-5Lately it seems, we have been getting lots of calls to sort out pool leaks and plumbing issues. While we do not want to turn away work, it poses many problems for us, when we do not know how the installation was done.  For some reason, problems most often crop up in tiled pools. Not sure why that would occur, unless it is easier to hide a bad pool build under the layer of tiles. If you are using a contractor that does not have a lot of experience building pools, you had better make sure you are watching carefully. We are just working on a leaking pool where the “contractor” buried the piping for the jets under the cap of the pool, in concrete. That is bad enough in itself, but in this case one or more of the jets were not installed properly and were leaking. It is not easy to find a leak or repair one, when it is under 12 inches of concrete. Not only that but this particular pool appears to have more than one leak, which makes the whole process a slow and methodical check of levels to find leak sources. With tile pools we most often drain the pool completely and let it dry, we look for areas that remain damp much longer than surrounding surfaces. Most often water has become trapped beneath poorly bonded tiles or the tile is covering a crack in the pool surface. Now we fill it again and look for bubbles rising out of the tile joints, indicating that air is being displaced by water penetrating cracks and crevices. The other way we check for leaks, is with a special dye that can show water migrating into the pool surface at areas of cracks or leaks at fittings. Once the leak is located we use various methods to repair the issues. If it is a plumbing leak, that is an easy fix, provided it is not under concrete. If it is a leak in the pool itself, that is a much larger issue and if the pool is tiled, most often we need to remove all the tile to see exactly how the pool was finished and then re finish the pool in a specialty product we use called Pool Master. This prevents future issues being hidden under tile and we can warrantee our job, providing the pool itself is soundly built.

If a pool is constructed properly, the plumbing is done right the first time and the plumbing components made of quality materials, it should last many years without any issues, other than routine maintenance.

Pool water a little cold?

imgres-3It is getting to the time that time of year, when the days are getting pretty hot, but the water in the pool has not kept up. You are hot and need some relief and step into the pool. With every step down,  your arms get closer to your body and you stand there debating the final step. We all do it, standing there thinking, wow that water is colder than I thought it would be. But it doesn’t have to be, sure you can buy fancy expensive pool water heaters, but that is just one more thing to go wrong or use energy. There is a way however, to keep the pool considerably warmer and have the added bonus of keeping leaves and other things out of the pool as well. We all know the sun warms our pools. Pools gain heat from the sun, absorbing 75%–85% of the solar energy striking the pool surface. A pool cover will decrease the solar gain contribution to some extent, depending on what type you use. A transparent bubble cover may reduce pool solar energy absorption by 5%–15%. But what you lose in absorption you gain back in lack of evaporation and then some. Sun absorption is also an important consideration when building a pool, where is the sun going to be? Will it be obstructed or at a low angle behind a high wall for example.

Swimming pools lose energy in a variety of ways, but evaporation is the main source of energy loss. Evaporating water requires tremendous amounts of energy. It only takes 1 Btu (British thermal unit) to raise 1 pound of water 1 degree, but each pound of 80ºF water that evaporates takes a  1,048 Btu of heat out of the pool and that is a lot of heat loss. If you are at the beach in the Yucatan you usually have a nice constant breeze. However, every square centimetre of your pool’s surface gives up heat  to the wind by evaporation. The stronger the wind, the greater the heat loss. Evaporation alone accounts for 60% of the heat loss from your pool. Another 30% of the loss radiates into the air from the water surface and 10% goes into the ground. So by simply putting on an inexpensive pool cover, you can reduce heat loss by close to 90 percent.

Pool covers are light and easy to handle for your average pool. They keep the pool cleaner, they certainly keep it warmer and they also retain pool chemicals longer. So next time you are up to your knees in your pool thinking this water is freezing, call us to get a pool cover.

Cool pools to beat the heat.

Summer is coming  build your cool pool now!

Thinking about building a pool, to keep cool? Well now is the time, in 5 or 6 weeks when things really start to heat up, you can cool down in one of our custom pools. The gallery below is just a few of our customers ideas to beat the heat.

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