Hello to all. Fresh fish to this board, but it looks like the right place for advice.
BACKGROUND: I am the new president of an old community association swim club in Wichita, Kan. I was a member as a child and even lifeguarded as a teen, and have come full circle.
Unfortunately, our beloved pool is 52 years old and seems to be intent on falling apart on me.
25 yd X 20 yd irregular L-shaped 3 ft shallow to 10 ft deep pool, poured concrete, painted. Expansion joint down the middle and across the deep/shallow end and around the perimeter. Pool is drained at the end of every season
PROBLEMS: water loss of 1-1.5 inches per day, skim gutters have been closed off(so lots of debris), painting is a yearly chore.
Basically, we need refurbish the pool, but don't have the $$$ to dig up and start over. Where can I start to get the old girl looking and working like new again? Can you skim coat a new concrete cap? Coat with fiberglass, rubberized coating, Etc...
I may not be on this forum as often as I would like to answer questions, but any help would be appreciated.