Over a year later we finally got my dads 100% DIY pool started.
He loves to subject me to the hardest way possible to do things though, so instead of just doing a block pool with a vinyl liner we are doing a concrete pool with a hard finish.
We poured the walls this morning and plan on pouring the floor next week. Then the tough decisions begin.
He wants to skim coat the entire surface and make the coves, then paint it with a 2 part epoxy. I am against the epoxy finish though because re-applying it will be a real pain when it is time. I want to talk him into just plastering with a white plaster, or colored if it's possible since repairs will be cheaper and easier to manage when the time comes.
I have stucco'd enough houses, but never attempted a pool before. Should it be done in the northeast, and how far out of my comfort zone will I end up being?
Here is a picture of the walls finally up poured, I am going to do a bullnose coping and walk around the edge with a seamless stamp once we get the insides all taken care of, if I wasn't a big chicken I would backfill and put the coping on then finish the inside, but I really don't want to crack a wall.