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    What's my pool surface made of?

    I've lived in my current house for three years and have an in ground pool. But I've never tried to figure out what the surface is (vinyl,fiberglass,concrete).

    I'll be moving to a new place in a couple weeks with an in ground pool and I'd like to figure out what that surface is made of too.

    Both pools are filled, is there a test or can it be determined by visual inspection and touch?

    Thanks!

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    Re: What's my pool surface made of?

    16 x 32 Inground Vinyl 21000, 2 returns, 1 skimmer, 1 main drain. Raypak Heater, Crystal Flo Sand Filter

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    Re: What's my pool surface made of?

    It's pretty easy to determine the surface by look and touch. Pics will help as Pooly indicated.
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    Re: What's my pool surface made of?

    Haha ok..
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    Re: What's my pool surface made of?

    It looks like plaster to me, definitely not vinyl but I'm far from an expert. So maybe someone with high level pool surface knowledge will chime in
    16 x 32 Inground Vinyl 21000, 2 returns, 1 skimmer, 1 main drain. Raypak Heater, Crystal Flo Sand Filter

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    Re: What's my pool surface made of?

    oh yeah, that's plaster.
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    Re: What's my pool surface made of?

    Thanks the for help! My next battle is turning that new pool from a swamp back to a Pool (That pic above is about a year old, the pump has been broken for the last 6 months)

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    Re: What's my pool surface made of?

    Do we know for sure that the new pool (the top pic I believe) is plaster? I agree the bottom pick (old pool) appears to be plaster.
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    Re: What's my pool surface made of?

    Good point Linen. I suspect that it's plaster but a closer pic would be helpful. I was concentrating on the bottom one.
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    Re: What's my pool surface made of?

    Won't have any better pics of the new pool until next week most likely. I'll update when I get some them.

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