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Thread: Paint over plaster.

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    Join Date
    Sep 2016

    Paint over plaster.

    We re-plastered our 55 year old pool 20 years ago and am trying to decide whether to paint or wait till we can plaster again. Not familiar with painting a pool. Any advice?
    25,000 gallon in ground pool, plastered 20 years ago, Houston, TX, DE filter, Haywood pump. L shaped poll with flagstone deck, originally built approximately 55 years ago.

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    Aug 2014
    Houston tx

    Re: Paint over plaster.

    I think I remember someone saying you only get a year or two from paint, so it's not really worth it. But I could have remembered incorrectly. I'm sure someone with more knowledge will be along shortly to help.
    No longer living vicariously through other people's pool builds. Pool build is complete on my IG SWCG pool, approx 10,000 gallons. All Jandy equipment - VS 1.5 hp pump, 580 cartridge filter, AquaPure 1400 salt cell, AquaLink PDA system. Dolphin m500. PebbleSheen Blue Surf with shells and beads added. TF-100 w/ SpeedStir. A Houston Pool Build Inside the Loop

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    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: Paint over plaster.

    Welcome to TFP!

    That's right, we do not recommend painting a pool. It only lasts 2 or 3 years, it is a lot of work and it makes replaster ingredients more difficult. It is leaking? If it isn't leaking then just wait until you can replaster.
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    In the Industry

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    Nov 2011

    Re: Paint over plaster.

    look into ecoFinish rather than paint or plaster.
    Over 30 years in the pool business
    We build vinyl, fiberglass, stainless steel pools
    Certified in Hydraulics

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