We have had this pool/home for 8 years and in the next couple years we plan to replace the aluminum coping and liner.
My thought has been pavers with a track under it for the new liner. We live in ND so it gets cold and would like some opinions on the type of coping to go with. I was thinking of just either repouring the concrete with a bullnose and a track underneath it so that I could attach the liner properly. I have seen this done to many others in the past.
Our coping comes undone from the old cement and I have been able to attach it for now, but since my liner is fading and I figure that in a year or two that we need to replace it anyway, I may as well do the coping too. Below is my plan for this upgrade to the pool but I want to keep the budget in check since we only get 5 months of a pool season up here.
1. replace liner
2. replace coping with a track system for liner
3. metal return pipe to cut out and replace with PVC
4. repour the floor of the pool to fill int he cracks and smooth it out like it should have been done the first time
5. Possibly replace part of the concrete patio in order for it to drain away from the house properly when it rains
6. Put in a new driveway
7. replace the cement steps and flower area in the front of the house
8. replace the carpet upstairs and downstairs in the house
So as you can see, my plan to do all the above will cost I think in that $30-$35k range. Pulling some of it out is going to be done by myself, but I really am in the starting phases of doing all this and am looking for ideas on what some of you have already done on the pool coping more specifically. The other stuff I kind of have an idea on or the WIFEY has things already picked out. I guess I just have to decide when and get the financing in order so next year I plan to start contacting my pool contractor and then start the process about this time next year to do this in 2017.
So long story short, shoot me any pics or ideas you all have done and seem to have good sucess in the north up here where the coping wont crack or break up. That is my concern right now and I am a HUGE planner as I want it done right the first time. My contractor builds pools all over ND and is an awesome dude from the past 8 years that I have been working with him so I will likely use him to bid it out and run with it.
Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks everyone and Happy Labor Day everyone!