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Thread: Removal of fiber tech fiberglass finish

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    Removal of fiber tech fiberglass finish

    My pool is an in-ground 40 year old pool that had a fiber tech finish applied to it 25 years ago and I would like to remove the coating and resurface any ideas? I've been told I can sand blast it off or torch it off any suggestions it is a 16' x 32' x 5' Thanks any feedback is appreciated.
    44,000 gallon, Plaster pool, Hayward C4025 cartridge filter, 5hp pump, Geothermal heated to 87, Chlorine, with Rain curtain feature that has its own 5hp variable speed pump. A Detached Tiled Spa, 650 gallon, C1750 cartridge filter, Geothermal heated to 103, Both are IG but on the 4th Floor, the Equipment rooms are located on 3rd floor. (this is the pool I take care of at work)

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    Re: Removal of fiber tech fiberglass finish

    Water blasting might be a good choice.

    Is the fiberglass delaminating?
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    Re: Removal of fiber tech fiberglass finish

    There are a few blisters and a bunch of small bubbles, gel coat seems to be worn off. We have a tight budget and we're looking to downsize contemplating just getting rid of the pool as it takes up most of the yard with that said it's real nice to have on a hot day.
    44,000 gallon, Plaster pool, Hayward C4025 cartridge filter, 5hp pump, Geothermal heated to 87, Chlorine, with Rain curtain feature that has its own 5hp variable speed pump. A Detached Tiled Spa, 650 gallon, C1750 cartridge filter, Geothermal heated to 103, Both are IG but on the 4th Floor, the Equipment rooms are located on 3rd floor. (this is the pool I take care of at work)

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    Re: Removal of fiber tech fiberglass finish

    In some cases you can scrape off the fiberglass.

    What are you resurfacing with?

    Is there a layer of plaster under the fiberglass that needs to be removed?
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    Re: Removal of fiber tech fiberglass finish

    Yes they put the fiber tech over the marcite, I'm going back to marcite
    44,000 gallon, Plaster pool, Hayward C4025 cartridge filter, 5hp pump, Geothermal heated to 87, Chlorine, with Rain curtain feature that has its own 5hp variable speed pump. A Detached Tiled Spa, 650 gallon, C1750 cartridge filter, Geothermal heated to 103, Both are IG but on the 4th Floor, the Equipment rooms are located on 3rd floor. (this is the pool I take care of at work)

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    Re: Removal of fiber tech fiberglass finish

    Sand blasting would be very slow. Water blasting or grinding would be better. Are you going to chip out the cement or plaster coat and replaster?
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    Re: Removal of fiber tech fiberglass finish

    I'm just taking off the fiber tech coating, they can plaster over the old plaster.
    44,000 gallon, Plaster pool, Hayward C4025 cartridge filter, 5hp pump, Geothermal heated to 87, Chlorine, with Rain curtain feature that has its own 5hp variable speed pump. A Detached Tiled Spa, 650 gallon, C1750 cartridge filter, Geothermal heated to 103, Both are IG but on the 4th Floor, the Equipment rooms are located on 3rd floor. (this is the pool I take care of at work)

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    Re: Removal of fiber tech fiberglass finish

    Some will plaster over plaster some won't it depends on the installer.
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