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    Is there any option for me concerning the concrete around my


    Can I put anything on top of the concrete or would I have to rear it up and do it (I will live with it before I DO THAT)

    Thanks in advance
    1) The size of your pool in gallons = 33,500 16x32x40 L
    2) The type filter you have = 300lb Sand
    3) IG
    4) If it's IG, vinyl liner
    5) pump is 1.5hp

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    Re: Is there any option for me concerning the concrete around my

    There are various surface coatings that can be put on top of existing concrete. The less expensive ones just add some color. But the fancier kinds will make it look better than brand new. There are many brands, see for example http://www.durafloor.com/ to see one of the higher end possibilities.
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    Re: Is there any option for me concerning the concrete around my

    Summer has gotten away from me, and a ton of other backyard projects have gotten in the way.

    We are going to do the same thing, probably right after we open next year. We already have the Quikrete brand of concrete stain that we picked up from Lowe's. They have a great color chart, showing what you'll end up with. We chose to spray 2 colors, so there will be a marbled effect. We don't have the amount of concrete that you do (maybe max of 4 feet on the ends of the pool, towards the yard), so we opted for a cheaper method. Of course, we're not expecting it to look exactly like the color chart....it never does.

    Doing a DIY here, the prep work is going to be huge. Going to have to tape off the plastic expansion gaps, put cheap solar cover/tarp on pool, tape off steps, etc.

    The thing to remember is that once you do this, there's no going back.

    This will just be adding color, no texture.
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