Originally Posted by jerrymlr1
BTW, this kind of installation is not exactly for the DIYer. Even with years and years of experience glass mosaics are difficult to install at best. Every pool that I have worked on has had some seriously frustrating times. I have also seen many completely botched jobs that eventually cost someone tens of thousands of dollars that was done by an installer who never touched glass mosaics and didn't have the insight to research a little and see what he was up against. The tile alone runs anywhere from $8-30 a ft and installation runs form about $20-50 a ft and upwards. Good luck.
After some quick math, this job is looking even more unrealistic since my pool is quite large. I just estimated around 1500 square feet surface area, if I did my math correctly...
However... I've been told that plastered pools need tile at the waterline due to staining and other problems with the plaster. With this setup I could lower my water level below the tile before closing in the fall. Perhaps that's something I could tackle. Currently the pool is just paint over gunite. I'm guessing the paint should all be removed before tiling. Is pressure washing sufficient or does it need to be sand blasted?
I've read some confusing information regarding waterproofing behind pool tile. Most of the posts I've read here say it's unnecessary?