New here and I have a few questions. Probably a little background would be appropriate. Several years ago, my CFO (wife ) authorized the acquisition of a small Kubota tractor with a backhoe. It came on one condition.... Someday I build her a small pool. All she wanted was a soaking pool slightly larger than a hot tub. So, the year has come to make good on this promise and I have been researching to the point where my google icon is basically worn out. I have gone into this as a total pool neophyte, but I have a tendency to jump off the high dive and invent the water on the way down. Life is a little more exciting that way . Overall, the project has gone quite well (I think). I have overcome the construction, plumbing, heating, filtering, salt chlorinator, deck and tiling questions..... and just when I think I am in the home stretch, I am stalemated with a surfacing issue. I had done some preliminary research and felt that Sani-tred would work quite well. Now I am seeing Epoxy finishes that might be better. Then I am advised to do plaster. So, here is my dilemna.... Plastering is out of our budget (I think). The epoxy finishes I have been reading about here are getting a bad rap for customer service. I was convinced that UltraPoly One Coat was the answer until I found out that it will not bond to concrete with fiber mesh.... or at least that voids the warranty. This seemed like it would be the least of my issues. It is bare concrete. There should be a coating that is designed to bond easily to bare concrete with fiber mesh. I have not found a simple solution. So, I am putting this out to the experts here. For reference, this is a poured pool, internal dimensions of 6'8" x 16'8" x 47" deep below the waterline tile. Attached is a picture.
Thank you in advance.