We have a ~40-year-old in-ground gunite pool that we purchased in 2013. It was poorly maintained for at least a decade before we purchased (the plaster may well be original). I was hoping to renovate next fall, but the skimmer in the deep end is now about an inch away from the pool wall and the pool won't hold water.
I have had 3 PBs out to look last week and 2 had looked at it in 2013. Each one offers many different solutions. I haven't gotten any quotes back yet.
Above is the overview photo. The north side of the deck has sunk ~4 inches. The area on either side of he diving board and to the right (the west side) are pretty even. One PB has suggested that we do not need to remove the deck and can skim it with cement then spray with DGM SprayDeck. Not sure if that is the best move.
The pool is maybe 9 feet deep. I want to replace the wall-scratching steps in the deep end with either inset steps or a sitting ledge with additional cement step and a D-loop overhang rail.
Here is a photo to give an idea of the slope at the north side of the pool. I think the berm is inadequate, but no PB thought it necessary to fill it in more.
The rise over run is about 2 ft to 13 ft (measured to the wooden deck post). I had also pitched the idea of adding a retaining wall where the back of the deck is and filling in where the deck is. One PB had their cement/deck guy come out to work up a quote, another told me it was a bad idea and the third said it would be too expensive and require too much fill.
Well, we are at the beginnings of this rehab, and I wold love to know the thoughts of the TFP experts! I always come here when I have a problem, and I dare say we have a few 'small' ones!
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Thanks in advance!