Teapot1 wrote:Pool paint is just a waste on money, you'll be doing it all over again in 2-3 years.
I havent listened to Pool Steve's video but having fitted liners to leaky pools the only issues are where fitting meant for concrete have to changed for liners.
It appears that the pool is holding water after 24 hours now with zero drop in the level so far.
The copper pipe in the hole below the dragon fountain thing appears like a drain. I don’t know what it’s purpose is, but for now, I stuffed a foam kids toy ball in the hole to help hold water. This way I will have a chance of letting the level get above just under half way up the tile. (I am keeping the drain in the corner I’ve pictured so many times plugged too).
Every day I go over there I will run the hose. Or a few minutes to raise the level and see how high the pool will hold water. I really think that grouting the tile was desperately needed. Look at these pictures my pool guy sent me and told me to patch.
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And here’s how that area looks now.
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In any case, I’m not yet ready to pony up for anything major just yet.
It sounds like even a liner would require me to drain the pool and sandblast it to the point where paint chips aren’t flaking off. Even those seem like they’d be liable to rip a liner. And then there’s all the broken tile. So that means the tile would probably have to be removed too. Right? And so the coping. And next thing, it seems like I’d be redoing the entire pool just to get a liner in. Right?
My youngest is 10 years old. I suspect that this pool, even if painting it every 3 years, will likely get me through the next 10 or so years while the kids are young. I’m sure it would be great to have potential grandchildren and family able to enjoy the pool in the future too.
I think there might be some snobbery going on with respect to liners. It does seem like a bit of a “pool status downgrade” to install a liner, but I understand functionality is the goal.
I’m probably sticking with plaster since my pool guy has never recommended a liner. His dad apparently took care of this pool in the past too. They could have installed a liner long ago if that’s the type of thing they’d be likely to suggest.
Now does it matter what type of paint you use? I’ve used POR-15 on rusty car parts, and it’s one hell of a material once dry. Perhaps it would be too rigid to use on a pool. And GOOD LUCK ever trying to get it off once on. I spilled some on my garage floor once. A jackhammer would be required to remove it. Yeah, it’s like $60/quart, and I’m not sure if they make it in white. I’ve only used black.
And don’t commercial pools get painted all the time, like the swim lane lines?