Hello all. Had been coming by occasionally but the forums helped me solve a suction problem the other day, and now I'm a member. We bought a house a few years ago with an existing in-ground pool that's over 20 years old now. Technically, it's a mess; so many things wrong with it in terms of shape, border/coping, plaster, plumbing setup, decking, etc. that we're thinking about a complete remove and replace project next spring. This would include removing the entire pool, digging out to a slightly larger, rectangular shape (probably with an integrated hot tub and automatic cover) and installing quality equipment like perhaps a DE filter and chlorine generator (all to code, with all the necessary valves, automation, etc. that we don't have today) and building a whole hardscape to go with it. BIG project, but we plan to live here for 25+ more years, so the investment feels reasonable.
As we're start to plan this, I'll be reading the forums extensively, and will very much appreciate advice and recommendations.