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    Gunite in ground paint fade

    Has anybody here attempted a new diy paint job for their pool, any reviews for the material, installation and tips like when to do it (before or after the pool season). How much time can u leave a pool empty to recoat it without it popping outta the ground? That last one scares the heck outta me lol

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    Re: Gunite in ground paint fade

    Most gunite pools are plastered, not painted. Did the pool once have plaster? Paint will usually only last a few years.
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    Re: Gunite in ground paint fade

    There are a few diy paint and even a couple of diy replaster jobs in the archives. Painting really isn't worth the effort since it only lasts 2-3 years. Better off to live with it for a while and save up for a replaster.
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    Re: Gunite in ground paint fade

    Some pools can be left empty for years without a problem. Some pools pop the day after they are drained. It depends on soil type and groundwater. Doe the pool have a hydrostatic relief valve?

    Regardless of the manufacturers warranty claims pool paint generally only lasts a couple of years.
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    Re: Gunite in ground paint fade

    Not sure if it has a hydrostatic relief valve i just purchased the house last year with the pool already in place ... how can I check this out

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    Re: Gunite in ground paint fade

    Not sure but it looks like it has been painted probably quite some time ago, this pool is by no means a new pool,the previous owners purchased the home 15 years ago with the pool also

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    Re: Gunite in ground paint fade

    Replaster sounds expensive ugh lol

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    Re: Gunite in ground paint fade

    If you can remove the main drain cover, the hydrostatic valve is normally under it.

    I had a painted pool as well...waste of time and resources...better off to do nothing if you can't re-plaster.
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    Re: Gunite in ground paint fade

    ecoFinish is also an option rather than paint or plaster
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