holes or spalling in shallow end of pool

tagteamcomputing

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Feb 7, 2017
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Tulsa, OK
I have some areas in the shallow end of my pool that are getting quite deep holes. I am planning on doing a pool resurface but probably not for 3 more years.

I am thinking of trying to repair these for now. I was trying to think of a way to build a box that could seal to the floor and then pump the water out and repair it but then I found these.

Aquabond epoxy and Atlas Expoxy putty. Both are supposed to be able to create a bond and harden underwater. Does anyone have any recommendation or experience doing this?

Below are some pictures of my shallow end. It is a sun deck that is about 2 feet deep
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
What are you trying to accomplish putting epoxy on worn out plaster spots?

I think it may make it difficult to replaster over areas someday.
 

tagteamcomputing

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Feb 7, 2017
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Tulsa, OK
I am planning on doing some major repairs in 2-3 years. I need to save up some money. So what I am trying to do right now is just the best I can to get me that 2-3 years. So areas where I am afraid there may be an issue I am trying to address.

By putting epoxy on those spots I am just trying to make sure I can maintain the integrity of the pool shell. A couple of those spots I can see that the shell of the pool is my a kind of blue gray color and in those deep spots I can see the color has changed to a kind of tan. That makes me think that it is worn down past the plaster portion and is probably hitting the concrete. I just thought a little bit of epoxy over that area might keep it from deteriorating deeper and I can just plaster over it in a few years.
 

tagteamcomputing

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Feb 7, 2017
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Tulsa, OK
Yes, that was the other thought. That section is actually only about 2 feet deep so that would not be too hard to do.

Would you recommend waiting until sometime like October when we are not swimming as much?
 

tagteamcomputing

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Feb 7, 2017
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Tulsa, OK
Ok, I can see how that is actually better than trying to dump a bunch of epoxy patches all over the place. I will just have to find some other use for an underwater epoxy.

I appreciate the feedback, it has helped solidify what is best to be done.
 

tagteamcomputing

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Feb 7, 2017
164
Tulsa, OK
As a side note, I also have this issue on four step / seating areas around the pool that are at the same level so I will be able to do them all at the same time.

Is this something I can do myself or should I hire someone. I am not sure if I would want to sand / strip a top layer and put on a new layer or just put it on over the top of what is there and let it fill in all holes.