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Can you resurface a gunite pool with fiberglass?

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Asked by: Laurie Strinden

Advanced-Glass fiberglass is the BEST option for cracked and structurally distressed pools. But, keep in mind that ANY pool can be resurfaced with Advanced-Glass – gunite/plaster, pebble-tec/aggregate, vinyl liner pools, drop-in fiberglass pools, concrete pools – you name it!

Can you Fibreglass a swimming pool?

Fibreglass swimming pools are pre-made hard shells which are lowered into a ready dug hole. Fibreglass is lightweight and made from woven glass fibres which are coated with resin. As a result, the surface is very smooth and easy to maintain.

Can you change the color of a gunite pool?

Gunite Pool Colors, Plaster Finish Colors

If you’re getting ready to install a pool in your yard, you can change the color of the water with the gunite finish.

Can you put a vinyl liner over a concrete pool?

It seems like a fairly straightforward question. Except the ultimate answer to whether a replacement vinyl liner can be installed in a concrete pool is anything but straightforward. Starting on the simple side of the equation, the answer is “yes” a vinyl pool liner can be installed in a concrete pool.

How do you apply Fibreglass to a pool?

The bottom they overlap 5 inches down onto the bottom and they overlap onto the top whatever kind of top you have on the pool you're going to have to decide how far you want it to overlap out.

Can you put fiberglass over concrete pool?

A fiberglass concrete pool is a concrete swimming pool that has an added layer of fiberglass to the pool’s surface. This is usually done to create a smoother finish. Most contractors will hand-lay fiberglass roving onto the concrete pool shell and roll on liquid resin to saturate the roving.

Can you change a concrete pool to fiberglass?

There are two stages to the process for replacing a concrete pool with a fiberglass unit: the demolition to clear the path for the new pool, and the installation of the new pool itself. The demolition may be stressful or cathartic, depending on how much you like your pre-replacement backyard.

How do you redo a gunite pool?

More than likely if this is an old gunite pool. Those lights probably have to be pulled. Completely out and a whole new light kit. Put into that in those wet niches challenged.

How often should you resurface a gunite pool?

7 to 10 years

On average, gunite swimming pools last 7 to 10 years before they need to be resurfaced. When that time comes, it’s important to know what options are available so that you can pick the best choice for your backyard space.

What is the most popular gunite pool color?

White Pool Plaster

The most popular colors for Gunite pools are white and blue.

Can you install a fiberglass pool yourself?

So what about some common challenges you might experience if you're installing a fiberglass pool yourself. Well there's two really big ones one is getting the pool.

Can a concrete pool be lined?

The topic of the day started out as a question; can you install a vinyl liner into a concrete pool? Yes, you can, and I’ve done it before, on a concrete pool from the 1950’s. Perched on a steep hillside, the pool was crumbing and cracking, and would one day soon need replacement.

Do you need building plans for a fiberglass pool?

In short, yes, you not only need plans, but you also need an engineer to sign the plans. You also need approval from the local municipality before you can commence with the build. Building a swimming pool is adding a structure to your property.

How long does a Fibreglass pool last?

30 years

Fibreglass pools naturally insulate, and heat quicker compared to concrete pools, saving money on energy. If you purchase a high-quality fibreglass pool, you can expect them to last for more than 30 years. Unlike vinyl and concrete, they don’t need replacing or resurfacing.

How far should swimming pool be from house?

National and Local Requirements. There is a national standard that requires that all swimming pools must be at least 10 feet away from the house walls. As mentioned, this will protect electrical wiring from leaks, floods, and splashes.