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    Hi all,

    I really need some inputs on my pool project here. I drained the pool earlier in January with the hope to get the pool project done by February. But I never get the chance to finish it up due to my work schedule. I will have to leave the pool due to travel arrangements and return in June to have pool guys to resurface the pool. I want to know what might be my best remedy now to avoid any potential damages to my pool structure/surface between now and June. Should I fill the water till the water-line tile or till the steps? My tiles have been chipped away and part of the copings are taken off.

    I know I should not have left my pool empty for so long but life is just getting busy recently.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Pool resurface question - really need your inputs

    The answer varies depending on a couple of factors. If you live in a hot desert region, you should fill the pool. If your local water table could come up above the bottom of the pool you should fill at least to the height the water table might reach. You might not need to fill if you have holes drilled in the bottom or a valve in the main drain that lets in ground water.
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    Re: Pool resurface question - really need your inputs

    From you picture, it sure does not look like the pool was in that bad of shape. Is the plaster just much rougher than it appears to be in your picture?
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    Re: Pool resurface question - really need your inputs

    Thanks both for your reply. The plaster is rough and I can feel it start to rub my feet and hands while In pool. Had several contractors come over and all suggested to replaster - I thought about painting but gave it up since the reviews for painting are sort of mixed and people from the forum also suggested against painting. Anyway I took out all the tiles and loosing copings and ended up breaking some of them. Now the project is to reseat loosing copings, grinder off mortar and install new tiles, and replaster.

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    Re: Pool resurface question - really need your inputs

    Just curious if you know the age of your plaster? As jbliz mentioned, it looks quite good despite the feel. Hoping (working towards) a long plaster life myself.
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    Re: Pool resurface question - really need your inputs

    It look WAY better than mine was when we bought it ... chunk missing etc. Worked fine for us a few years.
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    Re: Pool resurface question - really need your inputs

    No, I don't really know the age of the plaster but the house and the pool was built around 20 yrs ago and I assume that is also the life of the current plaster. Have several pieces missing and several areas popped up (one is next to main drain with around 5 ft * 3ft needs to knocked away since it is hollow).

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    Re: Pool resurface question - really need your inputs

    Yeah, it looks good from the distance of the pics, but I can see lot's of chips and dings throughout. Sounds like you will have a beautiful pool when you are done.
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