This is my 1972 13'x24', 4' & 8' deep indoor pool. It's constructed of concrete blocks in a crawl-space with a painted plaster surface. Just above the spot of sun in this pic is a missing chunk of the floor surgace . There are other rough spots as well. The coping tile is outdated, the closest row of deck tile is bleached and splotchy. The ladder is loose, the pool has no steps and the previous owner claimed to have "patched" the bottom with epoxy several times.
This week I obtained this quote:
New Tile: $6,500
1) Remove waterline tile as well as related mortar bed
2) Haul debris from site
3) Supply and install new 12" waterline tile, cap tile, and as well as related mortar bed
Re-finish Pool Interior $6,500
1) Drain pool and take precautions to prevent hydrostatic lift.
2) Utilize industrial demolition hammers to detect and remove loose/delaminated finish.
3) Etch remaining finish with muriatic acid. Power wash to ensure adequate rinse.
4) Apply Bond Kote to provide suitable substrate for new finish.
5) Re-finish interior of pool
Option 1: Refinish with Diamond Brite (within White Group) $1,500
Option 2: Refinish with Pebble (within White Group) $4,000
The cost estimate for the refinishing was actually below my expectations. However, the tile cost was considerably higher than I expected.
I'm looking for thoughts / reactions. I discussed the addition of steps with the rep. He said they could do it, but I'll have to ask him to add it as an option.