I think you can as long as the yard is level, the concrete is in good condition and thick enough, and you use sand in the bottom of the pool. Consult your local pool shop for advice.
the concrete should be 6" according to this site http://www.de-fontenay.com/poolcon4.htm
Yes it can be done
get a brush and scrub scrub scrub!
yes it is, if that is the bottom floor
It's a pool dug out of the ground and then formed by blowing special concrete from a tube to make the bottom and sides.
4 inches to 6 inches
The width of the wall of the pool, about the first 42" down from the top, depends on the type of pool. Excluding pools older than 40 years, gunite and concrete pool walls are 12" thicik; fiberglass pool walls are 5/8" thick, and most vinyl liner pool walls are 1/8" thick and made of galvanized steel. A very small percentage of vinyl liner pool walls fiberglass and 3/8" thick, plus an even smaller percentage are cypress wood about 8" thick.
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Steel walls are currently the lowest quality wall for a swimming pool, with the exception of Cyprus wood (if still available). Concrete (not gunite) is superior to any other wall, but a pool with concrete walls generally also has a concrete bottom. In other words, it is a concrete swimming pool. The most popular wall today for vinyl liner pools is fiberglass and, with the possible exception of concrete, is the best possible choice.
No, because gunite will not dry if it is constantly being mixed with water. Drain your pool first.
No. An older (possibly better) type of Fiberglass pool was constructed in this manner, with a concrete/Gunnite/Marcite trowled bottom and Fiberglass panels at the side of the pool. Panels are caulked together along vertical joints. Actually not a bad deal, but caulked joints must be maintained. Once the concrete starts showing through at the bottom of the pool, its time to drain and resurface. Bottom of pool should be acid washed every 3-5 years to keep it sparkling and remove mold, mildew, stains. If bottom surface is chipping off, its getting close to time to resurface bottom of pool. Bottom is treated just like any concrete/gunite/Marcite pool surface. Sides are simply brushed, caulked in timely manner.
A concrete pool is better any where if it is done professionally.
Yes, there is no problem with using salt in a concrete pool.
If you mean can a concrete pool pop up out of the ground then the answer is Yes it can. All you need is an empty or partially empty concrete pool and a lot of ground water around it once the ground water around the outside of the pool builds up enough the pool will start to float. I have seen it happen several times over the years. To avoid this happening most pools have a hydrostatic valve fitted in the bottom of the pool to allow ground water into the pool when there is a build up of water pressure outside the pool it flows into the pool to stop it from floating.
There does not appear to be anything that can be put in your pool to redeye your concrete in the pool dark blue. This can only be achieved by draining the pool and painting the concrete a dark blue color.
I would not, you need some kind of cushion for the floor to lay on and the bottom of the pool needs support at the edges. That is done by contouring the ground.
by taking the liner away!
Thick is an adjective not a noun
It depends on if you mean damage to the liner, the bottom or the walls. The liners go bad and shrink if not kept wet and evidentally this can happen very quickly. The walls should be held in place with braces and a concrete footer if it was installed properly and the weight of the concrete apron (sidewalk around pool should keep walls in place so these should normally be safe. The pool bottom if it is not too old is probably a mix of vermiculite adn cement from 2-4inches thick and this can be damaged if your water table is high in your area. If this is true them hopefully who ever installed pool should have put in a sump or french drains ect..to help keep water from coming up under pool and pushing the bottom up. You have to remember that at some point your pool didnt have water in it. ie during construction.
Not with concrete you need Pool plaster which uses moisture to dry where concrete uses air to dry(somewhat comlicated)Your local pool company should be able to supply you with pool plaster from there go onto the internet to National spa & pool the process is in the technical section.Good Luck this should be done in full by a professional but the only way to learn is to give it a try. Kenny Kummer E.M.Systems
a concrete pool A: Visit your local pool store for professional advice.
Steel re-inforcing in concrete should always be placed 1/3 of the depth from the bottom. A 6" thick slab would have the steel placed 2" off the bottom.