I'm a new user looking for advice/guidance on how to rehabilitate my old pool. It is a 18 x 36 "kidney bean" in-ground pool installed in late 70's, approximately 25,000 gallons. Concrete bottom with 3.5 foot fiberglass wall panels. Nothing fancy, with a sand filter and 1 HP pump. No salt generator. No heater, just a 16 mil clear-tek solar blanket.
The problem is that the fiberglass panels have quarter-sized blisters (probably a couple hundred over the entire pool). The blisters have been there a couple years (when I bought the house). A couple have popped off, revealing what I assume is the fiber mesh underneath. The concrete is in good shape, but will need painted or something.
I've looked at several different epoxy type paints...
Ultra Poly One Coat
Armorguard epoxy (by ecosmart)
Pool Guard Epoxy High Build
...and they're all starting to blur together in my mind. one pool dealer said that they just paint right over the small blisters with the Ultra Poly one coat...Is that a good idea? I'm not sure what my options are for this big project. I'm not opposed to a DIY solution, either. Of course, I don't have a ton of money for this, but I'm hoping to find something that would last the next 6-8 years at least. By then, I'm moving!
Thanks in advance for the help!