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Thread: To Paint or Not To Paint, That is the Question

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    Northern Virginia

    To Paint or Not To Paint, That is the Question

    I am a general contractor so can manage all or most of this project myself. I have an empty, 40 year old, 25,000 gallon, concrete inground pool. We repainted it for the first time 6 years ago, but had a lot of chalkiness and blistering last year so I am starting over. The pool has been power-washed with a 4,000 psi pressure washer, acid-etched twice, and TSP cleaned twice, as well as having all the cracks and bubbles patched with Mastik. We are seriously considering adding a SWG. My questions:
    1) Should I repaint the pool?
    2) I have 10 year old, unopened, stored carefully, two part epoxy Ramuc paint, free and enough to cover the pool. Will this be okay to use if I paint?
    3) Or should I not paint it all?
    4) How will the SWG impact the choices?

    Appreciative of your knowledgeable guidance.

    Northern Virginia, 1960-ish Anthony & Sylvan inground, 25,000 gal, plaster with some peeling paint, Hayward S-244S High Rate Sand Filter, brand new Hayward mulit-flo pump

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: To Paint or Not To Paint, That is the Question

    The consensus on the forum is that paint is not a long-term pool finish and can only be relied on a few years. I personally would never use any product 10 years old but it might be on earth would anyone know?

    Have you priced plaster?
    Dave S. - Forum owner
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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