I have a section of plaster and some gunite which has fallen out of the side of my pool. I have chipped away all the loose concrete. The deepest part is about 2.5 inches deep. Most is 1-2 inches deep. What is the best way to repair this?
I am planning to paint the pool using Olympic (Kelley Technical Coatings) epoxy paint using their Fusion plus primer over the previous Ramuc chlorinated rubber paint then a coat of the Zeron top coat. Kelley also sells a concrete patch and second patching compound called Pox-o-fill. The Pox-o-fill appears to be a 2 part epoxy based filler. The concrete patch is 2 part but sounds like cement with an additive. Any advice on the best way to patch this area would be appreciated.
I also need to replace about 25 lineal feet of tile that has fallen off. Last year I replaced some (still in good shape) with Laticrete platinum thinset and epoxy grout. The tile has been discontinued. I have an email in to Vintage Tile to see if any new is still available. Otherwise I am faced with re-using the old tile, or tearing out all the tile and replacing with all new.
I re-used old tile last year and used a pumice stone to clean off the old thinset and grout. I have quotes between $1200 and $2250 to replace all the tiles with new. I am inclined to use the old tile and replace it myself for the cost of some thinset and grout. Two different tile setters told me that they do not use thinset but their own mix of white portland cement, silica sand, and binder additive. Any thoughts or advice?
Some of you may remember that I posted about the gunite and plaster repair last fall but I am just now ready to do something about it. Thanks.