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    Building new pool. Plaster or Paint?

    Building a new pool. Above ground cement. Which will i get the most longevity from, plaster or paint?
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    Re: Building new pool. Plaster or Paint?

    plaster

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    Re: Building new pool. Plaster or Paint?

    Paint shouldn't even be an option. If any pool builder even offers it, be sure to write them off of your list of qualified builders.
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    Re: Building new pool. Plaster or Paint?

    What Harry said.
    Self built 5500 gallon bare concrete (temporarily) pool with limestone coping, Pentair Swimmey 1/2 HP pump, Triton sand filter with DE, Simpool peristaltic muriatic acid pump with pH sensor and Monarch SWG. Home made solar heater with Pentair Compool control panel and 3 way valve. 1 skimmer, 1 main drain, 2 returns, 2" plumbing, Hayward auto fill valve.

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    Re: Building new pool. Plaster or Paint?

    I do not think I have ever seen an above ground cement pool.
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    Re: Building new pool. Plaster or Paint?

    I did this a couple of years ago. It was semi-above ground (on a steep cliff)
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    Self built 5500 gallon bare concrete (temporarily) pool with limestone coping, Pentair Swimmey 1/2 HP pump, Triton sand filter with DE, Simpool peristaltic muriatic acid pump with pH sensor and Monarch SWG. Home made solar heater with Pentair Compool control panel and 3 way valve. 1 skimmer, 1 main drain, 2 returns, 2" plumbing, Hayward auto fill valve.

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    Re: Building new pool. Plaster or Paint?

    from below
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    Self built 5500 gallon bare concrete (temporarily) pool with limestone coping, Pentair Swimmey 1/2 HP pump, Triton sand filter with DE, Simpool peristaltic muriatic acid pump with pH sensor and Monarch SWG. Home made solar heater with Pentair Compool control panel and 3 way valve. 1 skimmer, 1 main drain, 2 returns, 2" plumbing, Hayward auto fill valve.

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    Re: Building new pool. Plaster or Paint?

    Plaster, indeed.
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    Re: Building new pool. Plaster or Paint?

    Quote Originally Posted by solarboy
    I did this a couple of years ago. It was semi-above ground (on a steep cliff)
    Oh silly me that makes sense.
    18,500 gallon, 16' x 38' freeform ig plaster w/ 7 ft spill over spa
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