Going to drain my pool again for the third time since i bought my house. I want to redo the bottom because of all the chips and stuff in it, i was told it was gunite but i also read somewhere that almost any pool made back in the 70's and 80's was called gunite. The pool hasnt been taken care of much before we moved in and now i can see why. We drained it last year and cleaned it ourself but after a hard rain we couldnt get it clean again. So now i want to drain it and maybe redo the bottom, not as it break it up with a jackhammer and put a new surface down, but just a new layer to it. Also we want to paint it with the blue paint to make it look nice. We tried keeping it clean and we were buying the chlorine powder that was like 85-90 chlorine and that still wasnt helping and it was costing us a ton, like 90 bucks a bucket i think. The bottom if i recall correctly is rough feeling. So what i was wondering is how much would it cost to resurface the bottom? can i do it myself? what would that entail? should i buy a new filter for the sand because we did replace the pump when we first moved in and maybe the big round filter thing isnt working correctly. the wife wants to buy some very expensive resurfacing stuff that i dont even think will help except for leaks from sani-tred webpage. so any advice on how to fix my pool and how much it would cost and can i do it myself and what yall think i need to do. pictures of the pool when we first moved in and drained it. if you need others i can ask the wife to take more.
ps i also live in southern louisiana next to the mississippi river.