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    Pool Paint Coming Off Like Dust

    Hello,

    When I was brushing my pool, I noticed for a while that there are dust coming off the side during brushing. At first I thought it was dust or algae. However when I drain the SPA to half, and touch the wall, there are actually paint in my finger, so I found out it is actually the paint coming off.

    What should I do? I don't really care about the color of the pool, should I just keep brushing and keep the filter running until all the paint came off? Or I should drain and refill since the pool water is contaminated by paints?

    Thanks,
    Kiunch
    Pool Size ~19,000 gallon
    DE Filter
    In ground plaster pool
    320 gpm flow rate filter, pump size unknown =/

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    Re: Pool Paint Coming Off Like Dust

    I don't know that you can stop it. Drain/refill still leaves you with the same coating of paint. Hoping for ALL the paint to come off might be years.

    Draining, sand blasting and a new surface is the permanent fix.

    Over the years, paint problems are a commonplace report and we don't suggest paint as a viable pool surface......it wears out too fast.
    Dave S.
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    Re: Pool Paint Coming Off Like Dust

    Thanks, is it okay to swim in the pool? The water is usually pretty clear, only get a bit cloudy after I brush it.

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    Re: Pool Paint Coming Off Like Dust

    My guess is it's just fine.
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