Patch large delaminates or replaster pool?

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Patch large delaminates or replaster pool?

Postby Gatlas » Sat 04 Apr, 2009 22:23

Our pool was recently drained to instal a double-drain system. While empty two 12inch diameter raised delaminated "bubbles" were found on the bottom. (One in the shallow end and one in the deep. They sound hollow when you rap on them. They are darker than the surrounding plaster and the pool company says that's because water has leaked behind them.)
My pool company says that they are too large to patch successfully. (The pool has been replastered once 10 years ago.) They said they could do the job for $750 but could offer no guarantee and are really discouraging that route.
Instead they want to take off the old plaster down to the gunite and replaster all for $5600.
Are patch jobs feasible? How long might they last?
Does the bid sound reasonable for replastering the entire pool?


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Patch large delaminates or replaster pool?

Postby geeman » Mon 06 Apr, 2009 17:51

inch areas is not alot and patches can easily be performed successfully. be aware that the patches won't match the existing plaster color. check the rest of the plaster by rubbing with a hammer. the plaster is delaminated from draining. whatever you do, do it fast and refill asap.
gatlas

Patch large delaminates or replaster pool?

Postby gatlas » Mon 06 Apr, 2009 17:58

Thanks Geeman, but the delaminating areas are 12 inches in diameter, not just "inches". Is it still okay to patch them? The pool has been drained for almost 2 weeks.

Does the estimate for replastering a 20' x 40' pool sound in the ballpark?
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Patch large delaminates or replaster pool?

Postby geeman » Wed 08 Apr, 2009 07:59

sorry, part of my reply was cut off. yes, 12 inch areas are ok to patch. full plaster price looks good. get other ests to confirm

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