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    Cracks, deck paint, etc

    Hello again, since my initial post I have had my pool drained and the tile blasted clean, it had a lot of scale.

    I'm acid washing it tomorrow and studied a lot of YouTube videos so I feel up to it. My brothers helping so it will go faster. I hope to fix some minor cracks in the deck and paint it later this week, fix some loose grout then start filling by the end of the week.

    Now here's the thing, the pool is going on 3 weeks since I drained it. I would have been further along but the tile guy got delayed in coming out. Today I rinsed down the pool and noticed some crack lines in the plaster. It's not cracked through but you see the shadow lines if that makes sense. Am I in trouble here?

    No big big temperature swings here and it's the first time it's been drained a in 8 years. You hear that pools should never be drained because they can crack but if you do how long can a pool stay empty without adverse affects?

    FYI, no water table to worry about and we also sit in the hills so to speak so water drains away from us, plus in west Texas right now we haven't seen any good rain to speak of in awhile.

    Now the deck paint, any recommendations on paint. I intend to fully prep the deck to get good results so looking for input on paint selection.

    Lastly what effect will the newly acid washed plaster have on chemical levels once I fill it. This will be my first time following this method of maintaining my pool so curious about this.

    Sorry for the long post. Thanks for looking.
    Gunite pool
    12000 gal.
    Pentair sand filter

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    Re: Cracks, deck paint, etc

    Some pics of your projects would be great...especially the acid washing. Is the deck concrete? I'd love to see pics of deck repair and prep.
    60K 53 X 23 X 3'-10' IG Grecian Concrete aka "The Beast"
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    Dolphin M500 aka "The Beast Master"
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    Re: Cracks, deck paint, etc'

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul & Crystal View Post
    Some pics of your projects would be great...especially the acid washing. Is the deck concrete? I'd love to see pics of deck repair and prep.
    Concrete deck.

    Let me try a test picture.

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    Our pool during a hail storm last year.
    Gunite pool
    12000 gal.
    Pentair sand filter

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