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Thread: Resurfacing a gunite pool please advise

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    Sun Valley, California

    Resurfacing a gunite pool please advise

    My pool is due to be resurfaced/ repainted. I am kind of a pioneer diy-er and repainted my pool in 2012 jet black.
    The results were stunning but the paint did not retain it's blackness. So now I am considering jet black epoxy coating.
    I spoke to a pool contractor who did not advise epoxy because he said the color does not stay either. He showed me the closest thing to black which was black pebbles. The issue I have with that is that the pebbles,although very dark , are not uniform in color and the bottom will still be visible.
    Another option would be resurfacing with fiber glass and black epoxy. Any advice on color fastness and life expectancy on this would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Resurfacing a gunite pool please advise

    Agreed that paint and epoxy will,only last 2 or 3 years. We have black pebblesheen and the black plaster started fading in a few years, now after 5 years it is more gray than black. The only black finish that I know that holds its color is aquabright. But, it is expensive. More expensive here, Pool School - Pool Surfaces
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