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What are all the steps to repainting a chipping gunite pool?


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2004-06-05 07:13:01
2004-06-05 07:13:01

I am having the same situation, my pool is coated with rubber chlorinated (I presume). Chips are mostly caused by different factors such as: paint application on damp surface or badly prepared surface, incompatible paint layers. It is recommended to either bring it to bare surface or to sand and stay with the same coating. I was referred to sandblast specialists who charge 2000$ for the job to bring the pool to bare material. So I opted for sanding. I did use the long way, and tried different tools with more or less success. ( floor polisher with #38 disk, special concrete disk with orbital polisher (quite useful for removing thicker coating), water-sand-blaster from the location shop, water-pressure which proved to be most efficient with chips but very very long. I tried also some thick spots with paint remover but that was hard. Finally, I will proceed in the following week to clean and fully dry the pool before painting it again with Chlorinated rubber (choose National). Will post results :-)


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you sure can, but why stop there? keep chipping and dig the dirt out and make a 30 ft deep pool. really you might get an inch if you try that, but you will lose the color of the plaster or quartz.

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