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    painting a gunite pool

    Any tips on what kind of paint to use for gunite pool?

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    frustratedpoolmom's Avatar
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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: painting a gunite pool

    Use the "google search" feature - bottom left corner, to search for threads with tips on painting pools.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
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    Deep South

    Re: painting a gunite pool

    >> tips on what kind of paint to use for gunite..

    in the memorable quote for The Big Country ...

    James McKay: [attempting to ride "Old Thunder"] Any advice?
    Ramón Guiteras: Yes! Don't do it.

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    Re: painting a gunite pool

    Yeah, I've got a tip: Sau-Sea paint. Check out their web site at

    I used their paint and had no problems. My prep work wasn't the best in the world, either. It was a DIY job and a lot cheaper, quicker, and easier than a re-plaster job.

    But stick around TFP for a few days. I bet you'll get quite a few tips bacause there are lots of folks with some very strong opinions on the pros and cons of painting. Go to school on those tips and make an informed decision.

    Good luck!
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