Okay, I so had a not so ingenious idea. It killed me to have to refill the pool each time my son and I were in the pool. when he was younger we used to slosh around like two rogue hippos so in order to keep water in the pool, I installed a gate valve on the over flow line. Foolishly I forgot to open the valve in the fall and over the winter had water levels at or above the stones. That combined with freezing temps, I know have a lot of loose stones on the perimeter of the pool.
Is the mortar under and between the stones just regular thin set from HD or is it something special. None of the stones which I believe are manufactured stone, are cracked so any suggestions on how to remove the mortar without breaking the stones would be appreciated. I realize it might be more efficient to purchase new stone, but presently have more time than money.
Thanks in Advance