I am new to the forum and am getting ready to have my pool re-plastered with some form of mini pebble (either Stonescapes Mini Pebble or CLI Crystalstone Mini Pebble) or if I can afford it Gemstone Arctic Coast (http://gemstonepools.finestfinishpoo...ARCTIC_6-8.pdf) a polished pebble finish.
The question I have is do I need to have my existing pool finish pressure washed (40,000PSI) / chipped out to provide a good surface to bond to, or would it be fine to allow the contractor to test for/remove hollows, acid wash, and apply a bond coat?
For some background, my pool is not saltwater, was built in 1995, and I believe has two existing plasters in it. I believe it has the original regular white plaster with a bond coat applied and then the existing 11 year old diamond brite finish that needs to be replaced. I am not the original owner, but know about the diamond brite finish from the previous homeowner.
Thank you all for any insight you can provide.