I recently purchased a foreclosed house with an IG plaster pool in the backyard (I am sure all of you know where this is going).
The pool was a green swamp and even after pressure/acid washing there are stains covering the majority of the surface. Needless to say, even with sparkling water the pool looks terrible. I am aware that replastering is probably the best resolution but it isn't in the budget.
This brings us to my question, what is the best low cost paint to use? Yes, an oxymorn in the best sense of the word but just humor me. I would love to go the epoxy route but that isn't exactly low cost either.
So far, I have found a Chlorinated-Alkyd paint that claims 7-10 years of maintanance free durability and it would cost around $350-$400 to do the entire pool.
Does anyone have any experience with this type of paint? I am sceptical of it lasting a full 7 years but 4-5 would still leave me happy. What type of maintanance would be required before repainting it once it does wear out?
Lastly, I live in Phoenix and the temps have been hitting 100 during the day (60's at night) but the max recommended temp to apply is 85. Is that to prevent damage to the plaster or the paint? I really don't want to wait till October/November when it cools off to have a nice clean looking pool.
Any thoughts, suggestions, rants etc are welcome!