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Resurface gunite pool with fiberglass. Need help

Posted by scott_home (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 16, 11 at 19:31

Hi all,

I have a gunite/plaster pool that is 25 years old. I am trying to decide between Pebble Sheen and Fiberglass for resurfacing. Many people here compliment about the pebble product. Did anyone use fiberglass in a resurfacing project? What are the pros and cons? Thanks.

Scott


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RE: Resurface gunite pool with fiberglass. Need help

scott_home,
I would not use fiberglass. As a PB, I have used most finishes including fiberglass. I used fiberglass for specific applications. I would not recommend it for a normal replaster. It is a very difficult material to remove should you want to in the future.
Pebble-Tec products work well and last well. The quartz products are also very good. Good luck.


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RE: Resurface gunite pool with fiberglass. Need help

I strongly agree with golfgeek on this. F/G needs periodic painting, will blister, and never has the shiny, glossy look of a real F/G pool. I have seen many a fly by night F/G company. The main reason for the Fly By Night characterization is the poor, mid and long term durability issues and promises of a life time warranty are pure hogwash.

Proper plastering, regardless of what finish you use is a far better choice.

There are different cost for different plastering products. On the low end of the scale is plain white plaster and on the high end are the high aggregates such as PT. There are many in between products also.

Scott


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