Gunite is covered with plaster. It is sprayed on concrete sorta. They mix it in the hoses and it is blown on. You can go to YouTube and see them gunite a pool. I am only aware of plaster, vinyl or painted pool surfaces. The vinyl is just like thin rubber.
If you are talkin about a vinyl lined pool the answer is yes you can.
The average price for a 20' x 30' gunite pool would be $15,000 to $25,000.
Gunite is a trowled-on cement coating similar to stucco.
Pebble sheen is the finish on the surface of a pool gunite is the cement that a pool is constructed from in other words you can finish a gunite pool with pebble sheen.
That can only be because of the source of your water.
Yes, this can be done however, basically the only thing you can use from your vinyl pool is the actual 'hole' and maybe equipment. The cost is not much less than having a new gunite pool built.
Most pools are price by the perimeter foot and not by the shape.
Call Leslies' Pool supplies. They have paint, but it's about $100 a gallon. Good luck.
Is this an above ground pool or an inground pool? The type of pool you have will determine the best way to answer your question.
Best not to empty a gunite pool, period. Having the pool surface exposed to air and temperature chanfes and drying will result in cracking.
I would think if the the crack is present only in the plaster, and not the tile, it may be surface. If, for instance my pool, has a cracked tile and the crack is extended down the side of the plaster, it is structural.
Gunite, cement does not rust.