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    lap pool renovation- HELP!!!

    My wife and I bought a home last summer and it came with an insane pool! We would love to fix and use it but the cost to have the pros do it is out of our budget. I am very good with my hands and own a landscaping business as well as do home improvement including tile work/ bathrooms, etc. So at this point I am working on resetting the loose coping and we need to re-tile the entire water line- 135 linear ft of coping and 202 linear ft of tile. I have been searching Youtube for videos showing how to and now am joining this forum to get any info that is available to help in this adventure. I will be posting pics of the construction and sharing our experience with everyone. At the moment I am pulling the coping and chipping off the old mortar as well as chipping the old tile/ mortar/ and grout from that area. The attached pics are what the pool looked like when we bought the house.
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    24'x75' IG gunite, 80K gal, 2 HP Intelliflo 4 speed/variable speed 220v pump
    Clean + Clear Plus 420 cartridge filter, Polaris 9350 robotic
    pool is under construction and above equipment is going to be installed in the future

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    Re: lap pool renovation- HELP!!!

    Welcome to the forum Nutty Butter! That is a huge pool. What is it, 20x40 feet? I cannot wait to see the tranformation. Keep the pictures coming.
    Gunite/Plaster pool at 13k gallons. All Jandy with CL340 series cartridge filter, 1.5 HP Jandy Stealth pump. Jandy 1400 SWCG and PDA4 controller. Dual waterfalls. Polaris 280. Pool installed August 2012. Southern Louisiana. And lets not forget my trusty TF100 test kit!

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    Re: lap pool renovation- HELP!!!

    Oh yeahhhhh.. this is gonna be a fun one to watch!

    Welcome! You'll find lots of previous threads where folks rehabbed old pools. I love to see them given new life.
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    Re: lap pool renovation- HELP!!!

    Oh Goodie! This one will be fun to watch!

    How deep is it?

    How does the equipment look?

    More pics please! (use photobucket or such)

    How can we help you?

    kim
    TFP Moderator 33x52 round AG 25,600 gals Sand Filter 1.5hp Pump - 2 Speed, SLAM, Pool School, Recommended Levels, Recommended Chemicals, Pool Math, Chlorine/CYA Chart, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: lap pool renovation- HELP!!!

    Nutty Butter, here's how we DIY'd ours. It's Pool Repair Weekend!

    We do have a bit of chipping occurring. But I can eat $2k every 3 years a lot easier than I can $10k every 15 years.
    We are happy with it, minus the water still not being balanced. But, that's another story . . .
    20x40 in-ground concrete "vintage" pool
    Approx 35k gal
    Concrete, plaster and epoxy paint
    Sand filter
    DIY plaster resurface repairs completed 6/2015.

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    Can't wait to see this ole beauty all sparkling...
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    27000 16 x 36 IG, Vinyl, Grecian, Hayward Sand filter, 1 HP Pentair whisperflo motor, Aqua Genie filter not by choice, no extra jets, Dolphin s300i robotic cleaner,Taylor K 2006 test kit, speed-stir which I couldn't live without!

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    Welcome to TFP! Here are some Inspirational Links
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    Re: lap pool renovation- HELP!!!

    The pool is 24'x75'- a three lane lap pool with a ten foot deep end! I will do my best to get a bunch of photos up soon. My big question right now is what kind of mortar/ grout/ additives/ to use for resetting the coping and attach the new water line tile? The pool is gunite.
    Also, I attached the two pics above but now I can't remove them to add more. How do I add pics? I did resize the pics that I plan to add in the future...
    24'x75' IG gunite, 80K gal, 2 HP Intelliflo 4 speed/variable speed 220v pump
    Clean + Clear Plus 420 cartridge filter, Polaris 9350 robotic
    pool is under construction and above equipment is going to be installed in the future

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    Re: lap pool renovation- HELP!!!

    You can use Photobucket to link up more pics or you can become a supporter of the site.

    Kim
    TFP Moderator 33x52 round AG 25,600 gals Sand Filter 1.5hp Pump - 2 Speed, SLAM, Pool School, Recommended Levels, Recommended Chemicals, Pool Math, Chlorine/CYA Chart, TF-100 Test Kit

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