I am starting a new thread on this now that the project seems to have gotten bigger.
Here is the story:
Last summer we had some water line tiles falling off - we lived with the issue.
This year when we opened there were another bunch already fallen & upon our first swim even more fell off.
I bought the proper marine adhesive & was going to do a repair myself, but now so many tiles have fallen off I think we must remove all & replace.
I contacted a few people for prices & here is where we are at:
I have spoken with 3 different companies so far.
#1 - Mentioned he will fix & reset any loose coping as well as do the job.
Water will not be removed from pool - just lowered 6" or so.
$2300 complete including materials
#2 - My regular pool guy - he does my opening & closing & is good with equip repairs - not very chatty & sort of old school with technology.
He is very cheap for open / close.
He said around $2400 Water will not be removed from pool - just lowered 6" or so.
Didnt mention coping
I just bought the house 2 years ago & got him because the previous owner told me he has used him for 13 years & knows my system well.
He is not a tile specialist but told me yes, he does tile jobs often.
#3 - Big pool renovation company - coming Tues p.m. to give estimate
He seemed quite knowledgable
He said you definitely want to drain ALL water from the pool - then he will reset all loose coping, & do tile job in 1-2 days & then refill pool which will take 1-2 days.
He said if you dont drain pool it would be sloppy job from someone doing tiling upside down from above - he also warned of all old mortar etc getting into water. Of course he may be much more expensive.
UPDATE - #3 came & gave estimate:
- He measured & we are 100' perimeter.
- He tapped all coping with a steel pole & from hollow sound said all coping should be replaced - said if we just replace tile & not coping, the new tile will fail due to coping issues.
- He also said we should consider replaster entire pool.
He quoted as follows:
Remove all coping & tile & replace both with new = $10,282.50
Said he is having sale until 6/15 & sale price = $8900.00
If we add bondkote & marblewhite plaster = +$5670.00
He said after all this work, pool shouldnt need any work for 10-20 years.
I sort of want to stick with my guy only because I think he would be offended if I went elsewhere.
I dont think we can afford $10,000 - $15,000 job this year. Should I wait & do nothing until I can do entire job maybe next year?
If I am waiting, should I bother re-applying missing tiles myself?
Should we just do cheaper retile job $2000-$2500?
I have attached 2 pics - One shows most of pool & one is close up on tile problem area.
By the way, we are in Northern NJ area - Bergen County.
What are your thoughts?