Old, But Loved, Concrete Block Pool--Help?!!!

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Old, But Loved, Concrete Block Pool--Help?!!!

Postby KYPoolChic » Tue 07 May, 2019 11:49

I have inherited my parents' house with our old family swimming pool, built in 1976. Pool was originally concrete block walls with poured concrete bottom. About 15 years ago, we had a fiberglass product applied, by hand, to the concrete walls to extend the life. About 3 years ago, we began to have problems with an unsatisfactory amount of leaking. So, for past two years, pool was not used. What are some options to make this pool viable? I don't want to just fill it in. Could we remove the fiberglass product, where loose, and have gunnite applied? Or remove the fiberglass and plaster it? Thanks for all opinions and information. At least I will be armed as I talk with local pool "experts".


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Re: Old, But Loved, Concrete Block Pool--Help?!!!

Postby Teapot » Wed 08 May, 2019 01:37

Yes, you'll have to remove the fibreglass.
Lots of options as you have said a couple.
Also polyurea sprayed coating, great for sealing dodgy pools. Or Aquabright or even a liner but you may have to change some fittings to facilitate that one.
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