Blast Pool Plaster. Advice?? - Sandblasting - Contractor Talk

Blast Pool Plaster. Advice??

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-16-2015, 03:50 PM  
Registered User
 
79lance's Avatar
 
Trade: Sandblasting/Wood flooring
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Abilene Texas
Posts: 11
Rewards Points: 24

Blast Pool Plaster. Advice??


Since all of a sudden i have found myself out of the oilfield blasting and into pool blasting somehow lately, i need some info from people that have done pools before. Im looking at a pool of about 1,550 sq ft, and they want the plaster removed as well. I only have about 100' of line, and need another 50' of line, 50' deadman hose, and another 100' of respirator hose. I have a 185 Sullair on my mobile, and am probably going to have to rent a 375 Sullair to keep pressure up with that much hose. So questions:

What do you recommend me use to blast with? my usual #4 sand will probably be way to slow i would think?

I know prices vary depending on locations, but what would you price this at, or how do you figure your pools?

How long has pools of this size took you before or how long do you think it would take?

Im going to spend about $1000 just in new hoses and compressor rental already, but just not sure what to use or how to even come up with an estimate. ya'lls advice is greatly appreciated!
79lance is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 04-16-2015, 04:41 PM  
Pro
 
painter213's Avatar
 
Trade: Coatings consultant and Inspector
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Southeast
Posts: 1,255
Rewards Points: 1,334

Re: Blast Pool Plaster. Advice??


I would never try to remove the plaster by blasting man. Get you some Pneumatic tile spades with 3" wide chisels and go to town. Much easier and faster. I've done several this way years ago. After the plaster is off then give the gunite a good sweep blast.

Advertisement

__________________
NACE Certified Coatings Inspector Level III #7953
SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist #2014-529-139
[email protected]
205-717-0292
painter213 is offline  
Old 04-16-2015, 07:53 PM  
Registered User
 
79lance's Avatar
 
Trade: Sandblasting/Wood flooring
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Abilene Texas
Posts: 11
Rewards Points: 24

Re: Blast Pool Plaster. Advice??


Quote:
Originally Posted by painter213 View Post
I would never try to remove the plaster by blasting man. Get you some Pneumatic tile spades with 3" wide chisels and go to town. Much easier and faster. I've done several this way years ago. After the plaster is off then give the gunite a good sweep blast.
interesting. makes sense. might have to hire me a few guys and put em to it haha
79lance is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-16-2015, 10:23 PM  
Pro
 
painter213's Avatar
 
Trade: Coatings consultant and Inspector
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Southeast
Posts: 1,255
Rewards Points: 1,334

Re: Blast Pool Plaster. Advice??


That's what I would do. Once you get through it with the chisels it just comes off easy most times. We used the Pneumatic tile spades and then the straight bore air chisels for removal of the plaster from the pools. Trying to blast it off can be done, but it's slow and your just going to have a lot more waste to have to haul off.
__________________
NACE Certified Coatings Inspector Level III #7953
SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist #2014-529-139
[email protected]
205-717-0292
painter213 is offline  
Old 04-19-2015, 10:28 AM  
Glen
 
Betterblast's Avatar
 
Trade: Media blasting
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: south east pa
Posts: 1,504
Rewards Points: 686

Re: Blast Pool Plaster. Advice??


Certainly agree with that. Same as when they remove plaster from a stone farm house and then call me in to clean it up.

Personally I would use longer and less expensive air hoes and just bring the pot close enough or even down in with you. You don't want to drag a 150' blast hose full of media.
__________________
When it has to be clean, Betterblast it!
[email protected]
P-610-323-8084
http://betterblast.com/
Betterblast is offline  
Old 04-19-2015, 02:39 PM  
Pro
 
nonobadog's Avatar
 
Trade: media blasting
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Whidbey Island Wa
Posts: 103
Rewards Points: 342

Re: Blast Pool Plaster. Advice??


I shot a pool recently. I had to be careful not to take too much plaster off. In a couple of places the plaster almost fell off. Still, the chisels are the way to go if you are going to remove the plaster. It will be faster, less cost for you.

Definitely use longer air hose and less blast hose. I did not need to put the pot in the pool. I used #70 vitro grit and about 60psi at the blast line. I used a #6 fan nozzle.

The customer did the disposal and it was not considered hazardous, push broom, scoop shovels and 5gal buckets to a dump trailer.
nonobadog is offline  
Old 04-20-2015, 10:04 PM  
Bob
 
Sand Pot's Avatar
 
Trade: Abrasive blasting
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 512
Rewards Points: 886

Re: Blast Pool Plaster. Advice??


nono where are you getting your Vitro? The price on that stuff seems to have gone up quite a bit recently where I am getting it
Sand Pot is offline  
Old 04-21-2015, 12:12 PM  
Pro
 
nonobadog's Avatar
 
Trade: media blasting
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Whidbey Island Wa
Posts: 103
Rewards Points: 342

Re: Blast Pool Plaster. Advice??


Yeah it has. I get it from united supply in south Seattle 206 767 9880. I don't have a contact person since Gail left.

I talked to them last fall and they said vitro had to double the price to stay in business. Then a couple months later they went out of business anyway.

They are getting glass from somewhere in Canada now. The price is still high. They say it is cleaner than vitro was because the Canadians take rinsing before recycling more serious than we do. They are trying to get the price down but I'm not gonna be turning blue.
nonobadog is offline  
Old 04-21-2015, 06:17 PM  
Bob
 
Sand Pot's Avatar
 
Trade: Abrasive blasting
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 512
Rewards Points: 886

Re: Blast Pool Plaster. Advice??


OK, that squares with they told me too. I've started getting glass in Tacoma at Kleen Blast, apparently it is coming out of a bottle recycler in Idaho. I've had two loads, its OK stuff and buying a skid of 40 bags or more the price is about same as where we both were buying it.

Whoops, sorry for the thread hijack 79lance
Sand Pot is offline  
Old 04-25-2015, 11:57 PM  
Member
 
Roadoil's Avatar
 
Trade: Environmental Service
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 42
Rewards Points: 96

Re: Blast Pool Plaster. Advice??


Removing down to plaster prob $3.00 sq foot or more

Advertisement

Roadoil is offline  
 

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Family member wants me to supervise pool reno.. couple questions for ya DCRocks Pool Construction & Enclosures 3 11-11-2014 06:57 AM
blasting pool with clean blast aka coperslag kauai88 Sandblasting 0 10-16-2014 11:39 AM
Im bidding for a commercial painting job. any advice? BaranG Painting & Finish Work 13 02-25-2014 01:54 AM
Venetian Plaster Glossary Plaster Ayn Faux Finishes 3 04-27-2011 08:46 AM
I need help how to blast a pool Blastzone Sandblasting 20 03-25-2010 05:42 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?