Introduction: Refinish Your Pool

About: Married w/children. I am the one who fixes things in my house :D

Our pool was nasty when we purchased our home. So I woke up one day with the idea I would empty and refinish the pool!

Step 1: Empty the Pool

Two sump pumps were used to drain the pool of all its water.. well, almost all of it. It stopped once it got to the crud at the bottom.. Here comes the fun part.

Step 2: Clean the Pool Out

The entire pool must be cleaned out completely & washed down. I solicited my sister for help with this. We tied a rope around a 30 gallon trash can and filled it with all the algae infested leaves, debris, dead frogs, dead snakes, filled water jugs and other fun smelling stuff.. and lifted it out to get another load.. and another and.. so on. Then we gave the emptied out pool a soap bath. Once the soap bath was dry.. I let my husband handle giving it the muriatic acid bath (this part didn’t appeal to me) .. the muriatic acid bath was sprayed onto the entire pool to clean it. NOTE.. Don’t trust the weather.. but pay attention to it. Your pool needs to be let alone for 5 days to dry before painting.. This honestly took a month to accomplish! This required more sump pumping to get the bottom emptied out so it could dry. I finally gave up and just moved onto the next step.

Step 3: Paint the Pool

This took a couple days to finish.. The pool and I were both drained. Use the type of roller your paint instructs you to use. And make sure you use the right type of paint for your pool. I got my paint in EBAY.. Like most everything I buy for my projects (bad habit, saves my money) If your pool is not dried all the way.. your paint will bubble up and later chip away.

Step 4: Fill the Pool With H2O

Fill the pool with water. Advice.. Hire Jack to fill your pool.. as you will notice in the picture.. Size does matter :D Our hose to the back, Jack's hose in front.. and Jack.

Step 5: Go Swimming!

Notice the nice blue water. Once green, now blue. No offense green, youre a nice color on trees, just not in my pool :D Advice to other pool'ers.. Liquid shock makes a huge difference in keeping your pool clear.