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Paint a concrete pool?

The plaster in my pool is kind of rough and I'm 3/4 thinking after going to an epoxy finish and be done with worrying about the plaster.

Any tried this or other finished and have thoughts?
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The plaster in my pool is kind of rough and I'm 3/4 thinking after going to an epoxy finish and be done with worrying about the plaster.

Any tried this or other finished and have thoughts?
Yept!

I sand blasted the pool - can't recall the amount as it was about 10 years ago.

Besides pissing off the neighbors as that machine is loud and dust flies everywhere - yet still had a great time doing it.

UNTIL - I realized that all that sand was now located at the bottom

After that workout - I then applied epoxy worked perfectly and turned out beautiful.

There are some silicon additives making a non slip surface on the bottom.
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dump a few hundred kool-aid packets into your pool and nobody will notice.

of course you'll get diabetes the first time you jump in.

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Have been curious about this too; I'm getting what looks like king size pimples on the walls, with solid calcium bleeding/oozing out of their "heads". The pool specialists I've talked with are mystified, but I believe the pool water has gotten between the plaster and the gunite.

What' s the expected life of an epoxy paint job? Doug, you've had yours in service for ten years now? That's already longer than my last gunite job...... Any chipping/peeling, discoloring, etc.?

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I'm getting what looks like king size pimples on the walls, with solid calcium bleeding/oozing out of their "heads".
I have a couple dozen quarter size plaster "pops" on one size a few of which might fit your description. My pool company assured my it was caused be me not maintaining the ph properly. My bother the mason assured me that is was caused by over troweling the plaster which destroys the adhesion. The damage is all in a stripe about 3 ft wide in 1 quadrant and I recall about 4 guys troweling about 3 ft at a time.....I wonder who guess the right answer???


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What' s the expected life of an epoxy paint job?
The stuff google found me said 15 year warranty.

This whole can you epoxy a pool and have in be nice first pooped into my head when we went to a water park and the kids loved the slides of course...... that water slides are expensive......but concrete is pretty cheap.....I wonder if I could just make something up from concrete and epoxy coat it to make it smooth and slick?? hmm, I wonder if I could epoxy the whole pool????

see how that goes?
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Have been curious about this too; I'm getting what looks like king size pimples on the walls, with solid calcium bleeding/oozing out of their "heads". The pool specialists I've talked with are mystified, but I believe the pool water has gotten between the plaster and the gunite.

What' s the expected life of an epoxy paint job? Doug, you've had yours in service for ten years now? That's already longer than my last gunite job...... Any chipping/peeling, discoloring, etc.?
I sold the home about 7 years ago but the owners are friends and as far as I know it's doing well. During the two years it looked as it did on day one.

It's all in the prep work - which is why I sandblasted every loose piece and used what the epoxy pool paint recommended to fill in any imperfections.

I don't see how you can beat epoxy if the surface is properly prepared.

The important part is using the right amount of silicon - too much can act like sandpaper on the bottom.
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I have a couple dozen quarter size plaster "pops" on one size a few of which might fit your description. My pool company assured my it was caused be me not maintaining the ph properly. My bother the mason assured me that is was caused by over troweling the plaster which destroys the adhesion. The damage is all in a stripe about 3 ft wide in 1 quadrant and I recall about 4 guys troweling about 3 ft at a time.....I wonder who guess the right answer???




The stuff google found me said 15 year warranty.

This whole can you epoxy a pool and have in be nice first pooped into my head when we went to a water park and the kids loved the slides of course...... that water slides are expensive......but concrete is pretty cheap.....I wonder if I could just make something up from concrete and epoxy coat it to make it smooth and slick?? hmm, I wonder if I could epoxy the whole pool????

see how that goes?
Water slides on epoxy would scare the crap out of me - better bank those curves
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Water slides on epoxy would scare the crap out of me - better bank those curves
I wonder just how fast a 10'-12' foot drop might be?? Lana approved the planning phase but will almost certainly veto it prior to construction.

A couple years ago I was going to build a pirate ship play set thing and got as far as the material list before the veto came down and we had to go buy a normal swing set for about the same money.....which the kids rarely use because it's not a pirate ship.
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I wonder just how fast a 10'-12' foot drop might be?? Lana approved the planning phase but will almost certainly veto it prior to construction.

A couple years ago I was going to build a pirate ship play set thing and got as far as the material list before the veto came down and we had to go buy a normal swing set for about the same money.....which the kids rarely use because it's not a pirate ship.
No clue - but my guess it's going to tear the suit.

Swing sets are the best idea in the world for about a week.

Then the water sits in the tire all the plastic after a winter looks like crap and the metal parts rust.

How about a big tree house
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