Every year our community pool gets painted by a group of volunteers, who spend ages emptying water, power washing off the algae and then painting. This year it was done again, and the paint was flaking off literally within days, which did cause some problems when paint flakes got stuck in the spider gasket after vacuuming.
The work takes a lot of time and effort, even though the preparation is probably inadequate, and the paint itself isn't cheap. I've been searching the TFP message boards, and I can see that you don't recommend paint (I can see why), but I don't think we're going to have enough money to do anything else for a while at least. A custom vinyl liner is really expensive - about 50 years worth of paint! Are there are any other options to consider for a concrete pool built in 1965 and renovated in 1992?
I'm wondering whether we could make do with the current paint next year, and put the paint money towards a better pool finish. Currently it doesn't look very nice where it's flaked off, but is that purely visual or is that going to give me other problems?
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks, folks.