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    step right up...

    ...and throw in an opinion!

    I'd like to get our pool steps....prettier...when we replace our liner. Not finding many places around here (central KY) that specifically repair/resurface pool steps though. I assume they are fiberglass but will look through old papers later to see if I can find out for sure. We don't have any leaks as far as I can tell, I think the problem is mostly cosmetic at this point but I'm sure it could very easily turn into a larger issue. I think all we have right now is "blistering" of the surface. There are hard, raised bumps that are darker in color (and therefore stand out like a sore thumb) with small surface cracks across the bump.

    I have seen a few bathroom remodeling places mention pool steps in their services listed. Does anyone have any experience with these types of places doing repairs on pool steps? I'm a little skeptical because in one of the places I was looking at, in the FAQs, someone asked if they could redo toilets and the response was that they could not because the finished surface they apply was not meant for standing water situations. Hmmm... So they either use a different product on the pool steps or maybe this bathroom refinishing route is not the way to go...? This one in particular did list pool steps as one of the things they repair/resurface. If I can find a local place I will call them and ask, but thought I'd ask you guys. I generally trust this board's knowledge over most other yahoos I hear talking about pool stuff...

    thanks!
    19x43 Inground Vinyl Pool, approx 22 years old, no main drain, 2 (lopsided!) skimmers, 2 returns.
    1 HP Pentair Superflow Pump
    27" Hayward Sand Filter
    AutoPilot SWCG
    Aquabot T-4 Cleaner

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    Re: step right up...

    I heard a comercial for spray on bed liner saying they can coat anything....
    DONE, 20 x 40, inground gunite, 30" raised bond beam with 3 12" sheer descents, 8' diving board, pentair 420 cartridge filter, vs-3050 pump, intellechlor ic-40, auto cvr, Tahoe blue pebble tech, 6ea 4' x 12.5' & 2ea 1' x 12.5' helicol solar panels, legend robotic cleaner.

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    Re: step right up...

    Ha! That might be my best option!

    Wonder if, since these spots don't seem to be causing leaking, I could just do some sort of epoxy paint to seal them up and cover the discolorations. Also going to talk to a boat shop. There has to be someone around here that can do this kind of thing!
    19x43 Inground Vinyl Pool, approx 22 years old, no main drain, 2 (lopsided!) skimmers, 2 returns.
    1 HP Pentair Superflow Pump
    27" Hayward Sand Filter
    AutoPilot SWCG
    Aquabot T-4 Cleaner

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    Re: step right up...

    Not sure bed liner will last under water with chlorine. Talk to a boat shop or car repair. Depends on step if it is fiberglass or fiberglass with acrylic overlay. Toilet bowls are usually porcelain.
    Over 30 years in the pool business
    We build vinyl, fiberglass, stainless steel pools
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    Re: step right up...

    Quote Originally Posted by swimcmp
    Not sure bed liner will last under water with chlorine.
    I don't know either but the ad even mentioned "a swimming pool", I wouldn't want to be the guinea pig though.
    DONE, 20 x 40, inground gunite, 30" raised bond beam with 3 12" sheer descents, 8' diving board, pentair 420 cartridge filter, vs-3050 pump, intellechlor ic-40, auto cvr, Tahoe blue pebble tech, 6ea 4' x 12.5' & 2ea 1' x 12.5' helicol solar panels, legend robotic cleaner.

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    Re: step right up...

    I wouldn't want to pay for it!

    I think my biggest worry is that doing anything to the steps is asking for trouble. I've seen so many people talk about some of the epoxy paints that they've used on their pools and am leery of causing a bigger problem than the ugliness osmotic blisters. Maybe I just start convincing myself that our steps are polka dotted...
    19x43 Inground Vinyl Pool, approx 22 years old, no main drain, 2 (lopsided!) skimmers, 2 returns.
    1 HP Pentair Superflow Pump
    27" Hayward Sand Filter
    AutoPilot SWCG
    Aquabot T-4 Cleaner

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