I am hoping for options to an issue I have been attempting to resolve for sometime now. The area surrounding my inground swimming pool is concrete with aggregate finish. It has deteriorated over the past several years with the agg pebbles popping up and is uncomfortable to walk on barefeet. I had epoxed it yearly at a cost of $400 each application, however stopped as it wore off before the summers end. I would like to know if ther is an option to tile over the agg or coblestone or brick with sand or other suggestions that would be the least expensive and have an island look... I can take photos if this would help. Thanks!!
Oct 26, 2011, 02:59 PM
what I think you have is also called "chattahoochee stone ", ( google it ) It was used quit a bit in fla years ago and it looked great, until it started to break down , as yours has. It was applied as a troweled on finish over the concrete. You can patch it in one place but soon it will come loose from the concrete in another. Yuor only good recourse is to get it all removed down to the concrete (high pressure , 2500# will peel it off ) The concrete thats left might have a good enough finish to be left alone. Putting down sand would be a mistake as it would all wind up in the pool. Tile might work if it has a nonslip surface. also, you wont be able to tile or put any other surface on the chat *******chee as it wont stick ( spell chat any way you want )This message has been edited. Last edited by: nona,
Apr 30, 2012, 11:30 AM
Hi! We are experiencing a very similar problem=/ Do you mind if I ask....What did you end up doing??