After having read this and other threads discussing pool painting I'm still not settled on what the best route is for me.
I have an indoor, 40 years old, concrete (or plaster) 15k gallon pool that is in a need of a face lift. The main problem is the chalking of the paint.
Given the pros and cons and cost benefits of paining vs. re-plastering I'm inclined to go the epoxy paint route. I don't mind doing it every few years as the pool is relatively small.
Local contractor quoted 5-6K to repaint it and I'm going to try DIY.
Do I need to treat the pool with muriatic acid before paining? Will power wash not be sufficient? I'm asking as I'm concerned with handling the acid, disposing of waste and vapors in a space with limited air ventilation.
Re: paint, Iím thinking about getting Dura Seal epoxy paint from Leslieís. Itís rather pricey as itís going to cost about $1,400 for the paint and primer. Has anyone here used it and/or recommend another brand?