Greeting friends! I have a unique question, something I have been contemplating for a while, and want to run a possible solution by you good people.
The situation is that I have an old pool, built in the 50's, which has received two plaster coats. We purchased the house as a fixer, and the pool was full of rainwater for a few years prior to us taking ownership. I replumbed the pool with 4" schedule 40, and have recast a saddle on top of the pool which will give us a perimeter overflow rather than skimmers. While drilling the holes for the returns and feeds in the pool, I noticed that the two layers of plaster are delaminating from the gunite. I used my rotohammer, and have removed most of the plaster coating, all the way down to the gunite in most places. From what I can tell, everything is solid.
While investigating the various options for recoating the inside of the pool, I began to wonder why I couldn't just use a two-part epoxy resin with cloth to coat the inside of the pool. I'd likely finish it off with a pearlescent black/blue urethane clear coat. It would seem that this would give me a great, lasting finish as well as ultimate water-tightness that I could do myself for about half the cost of a plaster job. Does anyone have any experience with this? In my preliminary investigations, it seems that there is a dichotomy of pools - either fiberglass or gunite, but nothing that combines the two (save gunite pools with epoxy paint).
Thanks in advance for the knowledge-sharing.