Wanting to give my pool a facelift. A complete replaster plus tile and coping is not feasable right now so I'm thinking about changing out the coping and having new Kooldeck sprayed. I may DIY the coping stone.
My coping is definitely in need of replacement. A few corner pieces have gone awol, and quite a few pieces around the spa and waterfalls are loose. And it's black. I bet I can fry an egg on it. I may try that tomorrow.
The tile is in good shape, other than needing some calcium deposits removed here and there. The color is also nice, an off white, almost travertine.
The plaster is ok for now. No major problems, just a couple chips and a few small rust stains.
I have an idea of what I want, but I don't know all the options so feel free to suggest an alternative if you feel it is a better choice. Poured concrete coping, etc.
1. Is coping stone available in a half bullnose profile? I'd like something that can sit flush with the edge of the tile and have a rounded edge on top. Right now I have regular bullnose tile that is cantilevered an inch or so past the tile. Pretty uncomfortable on the shoulders when sitting on the seats and ledges. Flush and rounded would be much better.
2. What is the difference between sundek and kooldeck, appearance-wise? (I may not have those names right) My coating is around an 1/8" thick, with tape lines to simulate large pavers.
3. Can you respray deck coatings like that on top of the old layer?
4. What do you suggest for removing rust spots underwater?
5. I assume MA is the chemical I'd want to use to remove the calcium buildup if physical removal proves impossible? There are places above the waterline where it looks like stalagtites have started oozing out of the mortar, 3/16" thick.
6. What kind of cost per sq/ft am I looking at for deck coating?
I'm really just in the planning phase at this point, I hope to get started this fall. If there are things I'm overlooking, feel free to point it out. Pics are possible also if it will help.
Thanks everyone, Shell