Hi, I bought a house with an inground pool. I believe it has a gunite
shell with fiberglass lining. I recently had a new top coat put on.
The contractor hand sanded the old topcoat (which would come off in
clouds of dust when brushed) to apply two layers of top coat. I
noticed while swimming that all over the pool are tiny holes, most
likely left from bubbles when he applied the top coat. Are these a
problem? Seems like they would reduce the lifetime of the top coat
since there are edges. Also algae tends to grow in those holes. I feel
like he should fix the problem since I wouldn't accept a paint job
with bubbles so why accept this. Then again, I dont know if the top
coat is thicker than paint and inevitable will get some bubbles from
the brushes. And what do I say if he gives me the old "it happens all
the time and there's nothing I can do about it". Thanks for your help.
He doesn't get paid.
What's that, Tom? You foolishly paid in advance or without properly
inspecting the finished job?
He gets a love letter from your lawyer.
Not willing or not worth it to go that far? Then live with it.
Complaining yourself to the contractor won't work. They only respond to
getting positive money (getting paid) or negative money (getting sued).
call the local enforcement agency
Bubbles will cause the new coating to fail prematurely.
Personally I do not know why any one would fiberglass over gunite. But I
live in Arizona and I have only known one person that had a fiberglass pool.
It started leaking so he bought 60 yards of top soil and buried it. It was a
shell set in sand
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