Wet Areas Systems

Watertite WA 16

Our waterproofing and tiling system for swimming pools & large waterbody structures. 

Swimming pools are large waterbody structures which are continuously subjected to high hydrostatic pressure and the afferent tiling finish system is permanently exposed to water purifying chemicals. Watertite WA16 is specially designed for such challenging environment and ready to offer maximum protection and durability. Moreover, due to the flexibility of the specific tiling system, Watertite WA16 may be used successfully even in the cases of large tiles or surfaces with heavy traffic.

Watertite WA 16, high chemical resistance, flexible, 20 years warranty, swimming pools, large tiles, heavy traffic

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

What you will need

Polyflex, Polybit CL 252, Polybit CM 11, Polybit CE 33

STEP 1: SURFACE PREPARATION

The surface should be free of any cement laitance, oil, grease, curing compound and any other deleterious materials.

Light mechanical grinding / grit blasting / high pressure water jet may be used to clean the surface to be coated, based on the degree of contamination.

Nail heads and other protrusions that are likely to damage the coating must be removed or ground.

Structurally unsound and friable concrete must be removed and repaired. Honey combed or spalled concrete, surface irregularities, blow holes to be repaired with a suitable Polycrete concrete repair mortar.

Presence of organic growth should be physically removed and then treated chemically to restraint further growth. The surface should be thoroughly wetted with clean water and brought to a saturated surface dry condition (SSD) prior to the application of the coating.

STEP 2: APPLICATION

  1. Mix the powder component to the liquid component slowly and mix continuously with a paddle mixer fitted to a slow speed drill, till a uniform consistency is achieved. Care to be taken to avoid the formation of lumps.
  2. The coating is normally applied in two or more coats. Apply the first coat of Polyflex by a stiff brush on the prepared damp surface. In case the area becomes dry, wet the surface again with water before applying the second coating. The coating is to be applied @ 1.8 kg/m² to achieve a dry film thickness of 1mm.
  3. Recommended to apply in three coats to provide a minimum thickness of 1.5mm. Each coat shall be applied @0.9Kg/m2.
  4. Similarly apply one coat on all the fillets and edges, extending up to 50mm on either side.
  5. After the application of the first coat and whilst the coating is still wet, embed Polybit CL252 fibre mesh at all corners and joints.
  6. After the application of the first coat, apply the second coat at right angles to the first coat and only after the first coat has dried completely.
  7. Curing can be done by wet Hessian cloth or spraying water.
  8. Clean all tools immediately with water after use. Hardened materials can be removed mechanically only.

STEP 3: CORNER DETAILING

Reinforce all corners with Ceresit CL 252 sealing strip. The sealing strip shall be embedded into the first coat whilst it is still wet and covered fully with the second coat.

STEP 4: SURFACE PREPARATION

The surface should be dry, free of any cement laitance, oil, grease, curing compound and any other deleterious materials. New concrete moisture content on the surface should be less than 5%.

STEP 5: APPLICATION

  1. Pour Polybit CM 17 into the precisely measured amount of clean water (6.25L to 7.25L for 25kg bag) and mix with a drill and mixer until a homogenous mass without lumps is reached.
  2. Leave the material for 3 minutes and then mix it again.
  3. Apply the mortar with a suitable notched trowel.
  4. For indoor use, the mortar coverage (wetting) on the tile backside must be at least 65%.
  5. The floating-buttering method shall be used for larger tiles and outdoor applications. (i.e. additionally a thin layer of the mortar should be spread on the tile’s backside, wetting equal or more than 90%).
  6. Place the tiles only during the open time of the adhesive.
  7. Do not lay tiles butt jointed. Fresh excess mortar can be removed with water, hardened material can only be removed.
  8. Grouting can be done after approx. 12 hours using Polybit grouts.
  9. Walkability is reached after 24 hours.
  10. Expansion joints, joints at the corners of walls and floor and around sanitary equipment shall be filled with silicone sealant.

STEP 6: SURFACE PREPARATION

Polybit CE 47 adheres to all solid, load-bearing, clean and dry surfaces free of substances which can cause separation.

The surface and thin-bed mortar, dispersion adhesive or thick-bed mortar must have set sufficiently hard and dry.

Scraped joints must first be wetted.

STEP 7: APPLICATION

  1. Polybit CE 47 is supplied in two components in either a single container or two separate containers.
  2. Add hardener (component B) to the base solution (component A) and mix with an electric drill and mixer attachment at approx. 400-800 rpm until completely free of lumps.
  3. It is absolutely necessary to lift off the complete tin lid, using e.g. a screwdriver or trowel, and to scrape the hardener with a spreader or trowel completely out of the upper into the lower container (component A = resin) where the 2 components are mixed until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.
  4. When using only partial amounts, it is necessary to remove them by scraping from the two containers.
  5. Afterwards they can be closed again.
  6. Ensure a uniform, homogeneous color of the mixture.
  7. Apply the CE 47 mixture with an epoxy grouting board to the dry and clean ceramic coverings, filling the joints completely and without any cavities.
  8. Then remove any excess material by skimming it diagonally off the tile surface.

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