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    newbie with a (possible) stupid question.

    im about to drain and clean my in ground pool (approx 25x13) and was wondering if i could coat the inside with the gray garage floor epoxy stuff. would it hold to the chemicals? just an idea for something different. oh, and i believe it's gunite based (house was built in the mid to late 70's i believe, with the pool).
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    Re: newbie with a (possible) stupid question.

    Welcome to TFP!
    Typically epoxy paint coatings last for a couple years tops. Why are you draining the pool?
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    Re: newbie with a (possible) stupid question.

    Welcome to the forum. The chemistry in your pool water won't be nearly as troublesome as what that paint would run into on your garage floor. That said, I wouldn't use it simply because there may be some unintended consequences no one is aware of.

    As MITS says above, even Pool paint is probably good for only a couple of years.....depending almost entirely on surface prep before you paint.
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    Re: newbie with a (possible) stupid question.

    good call. thanks guys. and im draining it cause its green with algea from serious neglect. time to bring it up to par. i would throw a pic up but i dont want to scare people.
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    Re: newbie with a (possible) stupid question.

    No need to drain for algae...and I'm not scared of your pics! Here's the advice you need:
    pool-school/shocking_your_pool

    The rest of Pool School (button in the upper right corner) is important to read! You won't regret it.
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    Re: newbie with a (possible) stupid question.

    MITS is right, E_ROC. We can help clear virtually any pool for a lot less money and time than draining. Keep reading about green pools on the forum.
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    Re: newbie with a (possible) stupid question.

    will do guys. thank you.
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    Re: newbie with a (possible) stupid question.

    Not only can you clear the water back to it's original, showroom-fresh sparkly glory, but fully draining a pool can have catastrophic consequences if the water table is not completely beneath the lowest level of the pool shell. A pool is just a boat in the ground. If you are not absolutely sure, do not drain it completely.
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