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    Pool type question

    So my husband and I have a slight disagreement on the surface of the pool walls. I think they have been plastered at one time or another. He thinks the only thing coating the walls is the paint. The pool was probably built in the early 70's. It is obvious that basalt building blocks were used. And the bottom is cement. Not surprising given that we have learned he had a cement business. The steps we agree have been plastered. Is there a way to determine the wall coating without doing any more harm to the pool than the last 10 years of neglect have caused?

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    Re: Pool type question

    Can you post a pic?
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    Re: Pool type question

    This is an area underneath the coping that I haven't patched yet

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    Re: Pool type question

    Welcome to TFP.

    Judging by this pic, it looks like painted plaster to me. Get ready for sticker shock on a re-plaster. A 42K gallon pool is pretty big.
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    Re: Pool type question

    Quote Originally Posted by Brushpup
    Welcome to TFP.

    Judging by this pic, it looks like painted plaster to me. Get ready for sticker shock on a re-plaster. A 42K gallon pool is pretty big.
    Awesome. I'm pretty sure I know where my tax refund is going next year. I was hoping to defer that for another couple years but by the amount of paint chips I'm vacuuming up that may no longer be an option.

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    Re: Pool type question

    I hope your getting a BIG refund.
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    Re: Pool type question

    Quote Originally Posted by Brushpup
    I hope your getting a BIG refund.
    It may be bigger than last year. Probably not going to get bumped up a tax bracket this year.

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