Swimming pools, whether for personal use or public facilities, are places of relaxation and recreation. But what happens when the structural integrity of the pool becomes compromised? Enter Torque Lock structural staples – a revolutionary solution that provides a permanent fix to this challenging issue. It is the solution for corner and radius cracks in swimming pools.

What are Corner and Radius Cracks?

In a swimming pool, the corners and radius are areas that are particularly susceptible to stress and movement. Due to various factors such as temperature changes, ground movement, and pool usage, these areas can develop cracks. Left untreated, these cracks can lead to leaks, further structural damage, and even potential safety hazards for swimmers.

Understanding Torque Lock Structural Staples

Torque Lock Structural Staples are not your average “staples”. They are a patented system designed to stabilize and repair structural cracks in concrete and gunite pools. The staples are made from high-tensile strength carbon steel. They counteract the tension forces that can pull a crack apart. The staples are available in kits of TL-10, TL-30, and TL-50 for flat staples. Torque Lock staples are also available for TLR-45° radiuses and TLR-90° corners.

Why are they Effective?

  1. Mechanical Advantage: The key feature that sets Torque Lock staples apart is their ability to convert the act of tightening a nut into a compression force, driving the staple legs apart. This, in turn, creates a powerful compressive force across the crack, effectively sealing it and preventing it from widening or deepening.
  2. Durability: Made from high-strength materials, these staples are resistant to corrosion and will not degrade over time when exposed to pool water chemicals.
  3. Versatility: Torque Lock staples are versatile and you can use them on virtually any concrete or gunite surface, making them ideal for swimming pools, spas, fountains, and more.

Installation Process

  1. Crack Preparation: The first step is to ensure that you clean the crack and it is free from any loose material.
  2. Drilling: Next, drill holes on either side of the crack where you will insert the staple. The distance between the holes and the depth of drilling depends on the staple size and crack dimensions.
  3. Staple Insertion: You then insert the staple into the holes you drilled with the nut and tightening mechanism facing upwards.
  4. Tightening: Once the staple is in place, tighten the nut. This helps with exerting a powerful compression force on the crack.
  5. Sealing: After you install the staples, seal the crack using waterproofing material and hydraulic cement to ensure a watertight finish.

With the ever-growing need to ensure that swimming pools remain safe and structurally sound, it’s vital for pool owners and maintenance professionals to be aware of innovative solutions like Torque Lock Structural Staples. They provide a permanent solution to the challenge of corner and radius cracks, but they also guarantee peace of mind for years to come. If you notice cracks in your pool, it’s worth considering this cutting-edge technology to ensure the longevity and safety of your aquatic haven.


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