Pool mat for in ground pool?

cgott42

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Aug 23, 2009
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I have a concrete in ground pool (~25x45'). One band/section of the floor (approx 25'x8') has become dis-colored (I think there were leaves sitting there) and is a real eye sore. It's part of the shallow / level section of the pool
Is there a mat that I can put to cover it?
 

sktn77a

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If it's organic material (leaf stains), have you tried pouring or rubbing granulated "shock" over it? The stain should come out or at least improve.
 

kimkats

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That looks like stains. What have your tried to "clean" them? Have you put a chlorine puck on any of them? If not try that for about 5 mins and see what happens.
 

cgott42

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That looks like stains. What have your tried to "clean" them? Have you put a chlorine puck on any of them? If not try that for about 5 mins and see what happens.
I haven't done anything to clean other than scrub with a broom.
Do you mean that I should put a chlorine tablet and rub it on the spots?
 

cgott42

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sorry for the delay in replying.
i tried scrubbing with a chlorine tab it didn't help . it looks like part of the paint is off. here's a closer pic113665
 

kimkats

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DARN! Okay so your next thing is to put some white vit C tablets in a socks and let them sit on a spot.

I would also like a chlorine tablet sit on a spot for about 10 mins or so.
 

cgott42

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Are you serious about the vitamin C?
How do you hold down the chlorine tablet in one spot for 10min (do you stand there on it?) - just checking
Also - it really does appear to be the color of the concrete below the paint (i.e. paint eroded) - perhaps leaves were sitting over the winter in that spot and their acid ruined it
 

kimkats

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The tablet should be heavy enough to stay down on its own. If not I guess you could put something on it.

I am serious about the vit. c. IF it is metal staining the vit c will tell us.

You are saying you think it is worn plaster. Can you feel it with your fingernail?
 

borjis

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Some have bought cheap container of vitamin c and crushed them a little then put in a panty hose then drop in the pool to remove the stain.
 

kimkats

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So it sounds like it could use new plaster. Just know you don't HAVE to get new plaster so long as it is holding water. If it is holding water then keep saving your dimes until you are ready to get new plaster. When you are ready to get quotes make sure to ask if they will do a full chip out or just around the returns and lights. If it has not been replastered yet you can have the partial chip out done but know that next time it will cost more as they will have to chip out TWO coats of plaster. It is up to you but you need to know so you can compare each company apples to apples.
 

cgott42

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yep. it holds water fine.
Approx what price range should I expect for replastering? (pool size is approx. 25x45 35k gallons)
How much extra to repaint?
 

kimkats

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Pricing is SO different in each area there is really no way anyone could even begin to give you ball part unless they are from your area. What we suggest is you get at least 3 quotes. Try for 5 if possible.

Paint? As in paint the pool instead of new plaster? You do NOT want to do that :( It will not last even 2 yrs. It will start getting chaulky at first then start to peel or chip.

Kim:kim:
 

kimkats

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What color do you WANT it to be??? Here is a thread where several people have shared their new plaster with the brand and color named:

Kim:kim: