Jan 07, 2020 3:55 pm
First time poster here, so here goes!
We have recently purchased a lovely house with a not so lovely pool. The major issue stems from the interior surface of the pool, which appears to be heavily stained (see pictures) in some fashion. To be honest, I'm unclear what the surface of the pool is made from.
Do this need a resurfacing in some way? Or can this simply be cleaned?
If either of these options, what's the best (cheapest and most effective) way to go about this?
Thanks for your help in advance!
Re: Refinishing / cleaning of surface of pool2
Jan 07, 2020 4:27 pm
do you have a row of tiles along the waterline, if yes will be a plaster type product
it could be fibreglass
try scrubbing with pool brush
try placing a vitamin c tablet on the stain
have a read of this
Re: Refinishing / cleaning of surface of pool3
Jan 07, 2020 4:33 pm
Yes - there is a row of tiles along the waterline. Having a quick feel of the surface, it appears rough, so I would hazard a guess that it's some sort of plaster product as well, rather than fibreglass.
Do you happen to know if these surfaces deteriorate over time?
Re: Refinishing / cleaning of surface of pool5
Jan 08, 2020 2:59 pm
Our old pool was concrete, plaster and paint, and the paint had gone all patchy like yours, but worse. We looked at a few options. Repainting was under $5,000 but only estimated to last under 10 years before needing to be done again . We ended up getting it coated with a pebble mixture (not pebblecrete but similar) which cost around $10,000 and looked great. Pool was about 8m x 4m.
Then a few years later we demolished the house and filled in the pool
Re: Refinishing / cleaning of surface of pool6
Jan 09, 2020 11:38 am
Thanks for your help.
It feels even rougher than sandpaper, with small 'strands' that sort of stick up off the surface. Good to know that it ultimately can be fixed with a resurface, but at 10k, it would be good to understand if there are cheaper options. Brokenstick, did you look at anything other than refinishing with the pebble mixture, and if so, what was the cost.
Re: Refinishing / cleaning of surface of pool7
Jan 09, 2020 1:04 pm
depending on size pf pool, i just went through this with 50,000 litre pool
quartzon runs around the same price as pebblecrete
around $10,000 to $12,000
but imo is a better product
tiles would run$15,000 to $18,000
i went with ecofinish at $15,000 and would not reccomend it
Re: Refinishing / cleaning of surface of pool8
Jan 10, 2020 8:10 am
I got a couple of quotes for painting, which were under $5k. But both people who quoted said that it could only be expected to last around 10 years before needing to be redone .
There is always the DIY route for painting it....
Re: Refinishing / cleaning of surface of pool9
Jan 10, 2020 10:07 am
when i bought my house original owner had painted using a very high quality epoxy made for pools
lasted around 3 years then everyone got blue feet and hands
put up with it for 2 years then had it resurfaced
pool builder had to grind off every spec of paint for new surface to bond
poor bloke spent a week with grinder
Re: Refinishing / cleaning of surface of pool10
Jan 11, 2020 7:13 am
Looks like it’s was a marble sheen finish and yes this only has a life expectancy of 10 years. We had a similar finish and when you were in the pool you’d get a white transfer if you touched the walls. Similar to what steal fences so when they oxidise.
If you’re going for the long term fix. Pebble Crete it or similar. There’s a few products in the market now days.
You will however want to remove all your waterline tiles and replace them too as there’s a good chance they’ll be broken when they do the pebble (they grind back the concrete to allow for a flush pebble to tile finish). And in my opinion I why renovate a pool only up to the tile. (I did that and regretted it). Should had spent the extra few K.
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