First let me say I've read dozens of threads that say don't do it. However, our pool is already painted. It is currently emptied due to extensive repairs to our sinking-on-one-side-patio (the pool is built into a giant retaining wall into a steep hill). While power washing and cleaning up the pool, I noticed there were a 4-5 quarter size chips of paint flaked off on the bottom, some with plaster exposed.
My questions are:
1. Has ANYONE painted their pool and had it last more than 2-3 years? Our pool had been neglected for at least 5 years (renters living in the house before us) yet the pool and paint were in good condition when we moved in. If so, what kind of paint did you use?
2. If we decide to paint, I would like to paint it a sand colored paint. I love the look of a more tropical soft blue pool. However, our pool is on the smaller size (20 ft across with depths of 3-5 ft). Will it look like a beige hole in the ground?
Any comments or advice is welcome.