Good afternoon everyone.
I bought a house in December that has is inground and "kind of" indoor pool. It is built into a 40x30 solarium that is not conditioned space.
The pool is 12x20x4 oval. It has Fiberglass panels on the sides and what looks like concrete on the bottom.
The equipment for the pool is in the basement of the house. It has a 3/4 HP Pump and a cartridge filter as well as an electric tankless water heater.
When we moved in the pool was about 1/3 full and green. We decided to drain it and see what we actually have. The seams of the Fiberglass were sealed with (I assume) permaseal. There are lots of hairline cracks in the fiberglass panels and some of them had some permaseal smeared on them. There is also a lot of discoloration on the fiberglass.
I took my pressure washer and removed the permaseal from the walls and seams and have new to apply. We also decided to paint the pool. I have done some research (before finding this site) that says since I am going over fiberglass that I can only use Epoxy Paint with a Gunite primer. Does this sound right to everyone? I havn't checked yet but I assume that I should put the permaseal in first and then paint over it. Any suggestions?
If anyone has any glaring "You have to do this or else..." type suggestions please let me know before I do more harm than good.
We are really looking forward to our new to us pool. We have never had one before.
I am sure I will be asking a lot of questions along the way and from what I have been reading for the last few days this is where the smart people live.