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If the ceiling feels spongy anywhere at all, some sort of deterioration has occurred. The most common cause is moisture seepage—whether from leaky plumbing, roofing, or pets—but plaster deterioration can also occur from sustained high temperature (120 °F/49 °C) as is common above an enclosed light fixture or electrical junction box ...
from what i understand from your question the flaking seems to be more probable a painted substance over you exsisting pool finish . if thats the case you would need to sand blast off all areas of pool and then replaster or refinish with what ever material you choose
To keep the "character" of the brick, and you have time and youth on your side, try the least aggressive way possible, hammer and broad chisel. Depending on the mix of the plaster base coat, the scratch coat, you may be fortunate enough to remove the plaster in large chunks, leaving the original brick faces and joints intact, the "character" I refer too. If ...
Sandblasting would be the fastest, but it's not a easy DIY project. Muratic acid, properly used, vented, masked (organic cartridges), gloved, goggled. A 10:1 water:acid mix is a good place to start. Be sure to add acid to water during dilution. You should hand scrape or carefully grind with a diamond cup wheel to leave a thin a layer as possible (< ...
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