I'm looking at having to repair the coping on my pool. It appears that the coping has separated from the wall panel... The coping however has a large overhang so screws aren't visible. I'm not sure if it's a single piece of plastic that is meeting the concrete pool deck or if there's some piece on top/attached to the coping..
Just bought house last spring... Got my pool chemistry working great last yr thanks to this forum and now I'm hoping you can shed some light as to my upcoming repair..
From what I understand from research and assembly instructions I've downloaded, is that the coping screws to the wall panel through a metal top plate. With the C-type coping I've seen in a number of manuals, once you remove the concrete the screws should be visible.. My coping has a big wide top side and I'm not sure how I'll get to the screws.
The liner is still attached to the coping, but as can be seen from the pictures attached, the coping has pulled inwards about 1/2 - 3/4" off the wall panel (I hope that's all that's happened.). The pool is apparently close to 30 yrs old and this is the original coping from what I can see.....I'm hoping the screws have just rusted and I can "pull" coping back into place either pushing using other side as brace or pull using tie-downs or similar method to pull back into place.. It shouldn't be under pressure I would assume... I would also assume, I'll need to unhook pool liner to work on it.
Please note on the attached pictures, the concrete has dropped from approx. the return to the corner of the deck (we are planning to break up remove and repour the deck once the coping is fixed...) The 2 lines going into the pool and the return all run along that side... One jet is on this side of the return and the other on the other side... Not sure if they are leaking; not losing much water when filled....other than what would be attributed to evaporation...
Is that big piece of plastic edging all coping (single piece to the liner)?
Any suggestions? I have a couple of buddies that are in the business (install pools) helping but I'd like to understand the challenge(s) I might be facing as I undertake this project in the next 3-4 weeks..
see the gap that's formed under coping and between concrete:
You can see how it's pulled in along the edge: