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    inground gunite pool

    Can a gunite pool be turned into a vinyl liner pool?....reason is costs quoted to refinish the gunite

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    Re: inground gunite pool

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    You can usually put a liner in over plaster, though it will never look as good as it would with fresh plaster. If the pool shape is too free form/complex there will be some challenges, and they could raise the costs substantially. If the pool has straight lines and no complications it will be fairly easy.
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    Re: inground gunite pool

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    Welcome to TFP!

    You can usually put a liner in over plaster, though it will never look as good as it would with fresh plaster. If the pool shape is too free form/complex there will be some challenges, and they could raise the costs substantially. If the pool has straight lines and no complications it will be fairly easy.
    My pool is gunite.. 28,000 gals..DE filter...lazy L shaped (no 90 degree corners)..price to repair/replaster/remove paint is $18,000, including some brick coping. Will a vinyl pool liner be cheaper to set up and OK to run on this system?

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    Re: inground gunite pool

    Price will certainly vary by region, but that said, if you can live with plain white plaster vs. a premium plaster finish (eg. pebbletec)..$18K seems way high. Some folk here have had their pools replastered in the $3-5K range. Is that your best quote of many (3+)?
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    Re: inground gunite pool

    Quote Originally Posted by dmanb2b
    Price will certainly vary by region, but that said, if you can live with plain white plaster vs. a premium plaster finish (eg. pebbletec)..$18K seems way high. Some folk here have had their pools replastered in the $3-5K range. Is that your best quote of many (3+)?
    Quotes range from $16,500, $19,000, and $29,000 All want to blast off existing paint ($6,000) One contractor wants to put a tile border below the existing coping ($4,500) to bring his plaster job up to meet it. His plaster job is then $7,000. The quotes are hard to figure out. I know I should avoid repainting, which is why I wondered about changing it to vinyl. Location Stow, Massachusetts.

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    Re: inground gunite pool

    Man that seems high for that sort if job.
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