so i am a DIY'er but i have built two homes, so i know a bit about construction- but i am a total novice at pools- would love to get some experiences eyes on this project-
the pool in the home i am currently remodeling was a mess and after getting a couple of quotes on the replacement of the liner- i decided to start educating myself, now i am glad i didn't just have the liner replaced- because there is some rust on the panels and around the skimmer- and i would like to repair the bottom- (there seems to be a mix of cement and sand- and defiantly soft spots on the hopper wall.
I was reading a post where a member was talking about rust on his walls- compared to my walls his are absolutely beautiful. i will post some pics.
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my plan was to grind, sand and seal the walls with a Rustoleum "rusty metal primer" and clean metal primer-
i wanted to then silicone the seams between the panels before applying duct tape.[attachment=1:2jjk3hgf]panel rust 2.jpg[/attachment:2jjk3hgf]
replace the gaskets on light, skimmer etc- there was rust around the skimmer but the skimmer seems to be in good condition and i was thinking i could sand and prep around it- replace the gasket and silicone
finally i would like to put a thin coat of vermiculite over the sanded areas- the hopper walls are the places that almost seem like they did a sanded bottom or at least repaired the original with sand-
would love to get some input from people who have done this repair before
here is a link to additional photos
http://s941.photobucket.com/user/joewpa ... eplacement