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RE: Resurfacing pool (do it yourself) (Follow-Up #13)

posted by: mongoct on 08.09.2013 at 06:01 pm in Pools & Spas Forum

A tried and true "recipe":

-One bag (94 lb) Type I portland cement
-200 lb masonry sand. If you buy bagged sand, look for ASTM C�"144. May or may not be listed.
-1.6 gal of LATICRETE 8510 Bonding Admix
-3.4 gal water

Though more expensive, if you want a predictably colored surface:

LATICRETE PermaColor Grout mixed with either LATICRETE
4237 Latex Additive or LATICRETE 8510 Bonding Admix can be applied as a finish plaster coating 1/8" thick over clean plaster or gunite. 4237 gives a fairly decent open time so you can keep a wet edge while you work. if you mix it to a fairly thick paint-like consistency you can apply it with a thick nap roller and follow that with a trowel to burn it in and smooth it out.

Definitely post back with photos, as well as the good, the bad, and the ugly.


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