Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Need advice on painting a pool

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    21

    Need advice on painting a pool

    Thanks for all the posts here. I've managed to run my pool for 5 years now.

    This time around on opening, the pool water was a little more dirty than normal. I drained the pool. I'm going to quick fix some patches. And was thinking of repainting the pool. The plaster is not an option since it's opening time and I'm guessing all the pool guys are going to be super busy now.

    From what I've read. It seems that epoxy is the way to go. I've watched the videos on how to prep the pool with TSP and acid etc. I have some questions though:

    1. If using an epoxy which has two cans that you mix. Do you recommend using a primer. All the manufactures mention that primer is not required but other sites say you should use a primer. I currently have a white plaster and was thinking of going with a sky blue epoxy. If the paint chips the paint below will be white and I'm wondering if painting with a blue primer would help here?

    2. There are so many different prices/brands for epoxy paint. Which brand is recommended and what can I expect to pay per gallon when buying about 6-8 gallons at the same time.

    3. There are some epoxy that you mix one quart to one gallon and other 2 gallon kits where you mix one gallon with another gallon. I don't quite understand what the difference is between the two.

    4. Any idea what my pool is. I've always thought it is plaster. Does it look like it has been painted before?IMG_20160523_143844.jpg

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: Need advice on painting a pool

    Why do you think you need to paint it?

    That looks like plaster and I would not recommend painting it. The paint/epoxy seems to end up being an every 2-3 year requirement.

    Save your money and get it replastered if the cosmetics bother you.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  3. Back To Top    #3

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,084

    Re: Need advice on painting a pool

    Why do you think you need to paint it?
    Yeah, I'm with jblizzle. I know it's a bigger investment but we hear of no real success stories with painting. Give that plaster a chance and redo it.....you will not regret it.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    21

    Re: Need advice on painting a pool

    Over the years parts of pool were fixed/patched with cement and they have not been color matched with the rest of the pool.

    If I want to just clean the pool. Do you guys recommend 1. Chlorine with a scrub (if so, will 12.5% be fine)? 2. TSP (what mix)? 3. or acid wash 1 part and 1 part water?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •