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Thread: Fiberglass - we have a 6" piece pealing & 10" thin crack

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    Fiberglass - we have a 6" piece pealing & 10" thin crack

    So, this whole Fiberglass pool thing is very new to us - vs. Plaster. Not sure how long ago the new fiberglass coating was done - the previous owner is kind of clueless.

    We noticed a piece of the fiberglass has slightly cracked and about 4mm pulled outward (on side wall towards shallow end) - what I mean by that is that I can actually put my fingernail under the crack since some has pulled away from underlinment - although I haven't pulled on it (for obvious reasons). There is also a 10" or so hairline crack that is evident in the shallow end.

    So I guess my main questions are:

    - What is underneath the Fiberglass when they apply or spray it on? Is it sprayed directly onto Concrete or Plaster?
    - Does a crack like these compromise anything (leaks, etc). Or are these fairly normal in IG Fiberglass pools?
    - How expensive is it to re-do Fiberglass when the time "comes" ? I know it's subjective - just a ball park figure given 31,000 capacity. $2,000 ? $20,000 ?
    - Anything else I need to be aware of for Fiberglass?

    Thanks all.
    30,000 Gal FIBER GLASS (over Gunite Plaster) Pool, Dolphin Nautilus PLUS Robot, (2) Cartridge Filter System (old), 1/2 HP Pump, Full Sun, Solar Heated, TF-100 Test Kit.

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    Re: Fiberglass - we have a 6" piece pealing & 10" thin crack

    We don't have a lot of members with this type of pool! From what I understand, the coating is generally applied over gunite. It probably won't leak, because the shell underneath should still be intact.
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    Re: Fiberglass - we have a 6" piece pealing & 10" thin crack

    There was a great fibreglass repair thread posted a few days back, tons of pics.
    Not sure if it's applicable to you but the pool owner may be able to answer your questions.
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    Re: Fiberglass - we have a 6" piece pealing & 10" thin crack

    Here you go Cody.. This may be the one cramer had mentioned.. It takes you step by step.

    i-repaired-crack-in-our-fiberglass-pool-t49972.html

    Keep us posted!
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    http://www.troublefreepool.com/under...ie-t49936.html

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    Re: Fiberglass - we have a 6" piece pealing & 10" thin crack

    Yup, that's the one.
    20' X 54" Sharkline Matrix Resin AGP, 9400 Gallons, Sta-Rite 1 HP Dynamo Pump, 150 lb Pentair Sand Filter, Gorilla Pad,
    Foam Cove, Taylor K-2006 kit, BBB method, 8'X20' Fafco Sunsaver Hard Plumb, DIY Fountain, Margarittaville Fiji


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    Re: Fiberglass - we have a 6" piece pealing & 10" thin crack

    Cool .. thanks guys .. AGAIN !
    30,000 Gal FIBER GLASS (over Gunite Plaster) Pool, Dolphin Nautilus PLUS Robot, (2) Cartridge Filter System (old), 1/2 HP Pump, Full Sun, Solar Heated, TF-100 Test Kit.

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    Re: Fiberglass - we have a 6" piece pealing & 10" thin crack

    Cody, if you post a couple pictures of your pool, we can help you figure out for sure what kind of pool it was befoe the fiberglass job.
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