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    Pool Renovation in Delaware

    Very old pool renovation in Northern Delaware. We are having the following done:
    - Removed about 1000 sqft old concrete decking from around pool to be replaced with pavers.
    - New coping to match Pavers.
    - New Tile line.
    - Replaster pool.

    Here's some photos of old pool before demo:

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    Start of demo (this project began on 5/13/2016:



    Time Lapse of first day of demo:

    Day 1 Timelapse

    New Coping and Tile:


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    Re: Pool Renovation in Delaware

    That's a whole lotta "re-do"! Welcome.
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    Re: Pool Renovation in Delaware

    Welcome to TFP!

    Nice old pool! That is gonna be great!
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    Re: Pool Renovation in Delaware

    What a beautiful setting!
    I love watching the transformations of remodels. Your new tile and coping are super pretty! Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Pool Renovation in Delaware

    I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask, but we are having difficulty deciding on which plaster finish to choose. Given our tile/coping choices, does anyone have any suggestions? Our pool builder was suggesting Stonescapes mini pebble Mauve, which does look beautiful. We are just concerned about the pool being too "purple" - especially the steps. The other suggestion was a french gray.

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    Re: Pool Renovation in Delaware

    Dave,

    Here are some pictures of my pool which was just completed. Looks like we have the same coping and tile color. Wife and I went with medium grey plaster. It was done about 2 weeks ago and seems to be becoming more uniform in color and darkening some.

    I live only 20 minutes from Wilmington, so if you want to see it in person you are more than welcome to.









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    Re: Pool Renovation in Delaware

    I like the time lapse. We went to a lot of pools to check out finishes before we made a choice. It was a tough choice. If you go to check out other pools, bring some extra tiles with you.
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    Re: Pool Renovation in Delaware

    Because you are redoing an old pool you want to be sure that you add or renovate the electrical bonding system at the same time. That means a grid under the deck attached to the pool bonding system and make sure the pool has a water bond.
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    Re: Pool Renovation in Delaware

    Gwegan - Thanks for the tip/information. The builder is placing new bonding around pool under the new patio and tying into the existing bonding to the light niche (this is possibly the water bond?) on the deep end as well as a few pieces of rebar from the pool that were exposed during demo.

    rccarps2 - I really appreciate your feedback on the finish. Do you have any regrets about the medium gray finish? Our builder does have a pool she renovated not too far from us with mini pebble french gray. We are hoping to be able to visit it this weekend but will definitely keep your offer in mind if that falls through.

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    Re: Pool Renovation in Delaware

    No regrets so far. The mottling was a little more than expected at first, but it is clearing up as the plaster is curing.

    Everyone who sees it loves it, and we are very happy we went with a color over the standard white plaster. Added benefit will be the sun heating the pool during the summer more than white would. Our PB said with the sun exposure we get (8 plus hours) our pool will be pretty warm by mid summer, and that's without a heater.

    FYI, mine is just a standard plaster, not the pebble type you are mentioning above.

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    Re: Pool Renovation in Delaware

    So the pool is finished. We decided to go with the Mauve mini pebble finish. I really think the finish looks good with the paver/tile/coping choices, however, I am dealing with an issue. I can't get the skimmer to work - it seems there is an air leak somewhere. The main drain is working fine. Everything worked great when I closed it last year so I'm thinking something broke during the renovation.




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