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    Plaster where tile/scum line used to be

    New to gunite pools and just moved into a house with one. We have tiles popping due to age of the tile. My question is instead of redoing the tile is it possible to just paint up to the copping stones? Essentially blending in the rest of the pool surface. I would smooth the surface to make sure there is a good bond to adhere the paint to. Just wondering if this is possible, as to be honest not only is it a cheaper option but I also would like the cleaner finished look rather then tile. I know the tile would make it easier to clean but I am not afraid of a little elbow grease if that is the only reason for the tile.

    Thanks in advance!
    pool size - 40kgal
    finish - Gunite
    pump size in horsepower and brand-Variable Speed, Hayward EcoStar SVRS3400
    filter size - Sta-Rite S8M150
    additional equipment - Hayward CL220 Chlorinator

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    Re: Plaster where tile/scum line used to be

    Welcome to TFP!

    Paint isn't going to last all that long. You could paint it, but the paint will start having problems fairly soon (a couple of years). As soon as the paint starts failing, it becomes important what is behind the tile. On a typical gunite pool, there is gunite behind the tile, which isn't completely waterproof, so you would have a slow leak. In a typical fiberglass pool, there is fiberglass back there, which is waterproof, so you would be alright give or take how the paint looks.
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    Re: Plaster where tile/scum line used to be

    Is there an option to have the whole pool "skim coated" then painted again. Or acid wash the whole pool and then paint the entire pool? Also what is the ball park price for a job like that?

    Thanks for the quick reply. I can already tell I will been on this site at least once a day!

    Cheers!
    pool size - 40kgal
    finish - Gunite
    pump size in horsepower and brand-Variable Speed, Hayward EcoStar SVRS3400
    filter size - Sta-Rite S8M150
    additional equipment - Hayward CL220 Chlorinator

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    Re: Plaster where tile/scum line used to be

    Also to give you an idea of the condition of the rest of the pool, (other then the scum line) is ultra smooth with no blisters or issues with the gunite separating from the concrete.
    pool size - 40kgal
    finish - Gunite
    pump size in horsepower and brand-Variable Speed, Hayward EcoStar SVRS3400
    filter size - Sta-Rite S8M150
    additional equipment - Hayward CL220 Chlorinator

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