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    NC RENOVATION

    This site has been a great source of information for me so I thought I'd post some pics of my renovation that will be starting this month.

    The pool is about 30 years old, concrete with plaster and a coat or two of paint over that. We moved into this house last year knowing that the pool would need to be renovated. Due to other issues with the house the pool was cleaned and patched to get through the summer. The BBB method worked great last year. Water chemistry was a little difficult because of a leak in the pool. It leaks down to about the returns. Had to add a lot of water to keep the pool full. So my CH, TA, CYA.... were getting diluted.

    Plan is to remove the concrete deck. Find leak and fix. Possibly adding another skimmer. Retile, new coping, new deck, replaster. Hope to get all this done by June. Open to all comment and suggestions. First pic will be what we started with.
    DJ

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    28,000gal inground 40x18free form concrete/plaster with spill over spa. 24in sand filter. 1.5hp haywood pump two speed.

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    Re: NC RENOVATION

    Here is a pic of the pool after powerwashing and shocking. Also after a bit of plumbing work at the equipment pad.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/glider304g ... 522602932/
    28,000gal inground 40x18free form concrete/plaster with spill over spa. 24in sand filter. 1.5hp haywood pump two speed.

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    Re: NC RENOVATION

    Welcome to the 'page!

    Good looking transformation (gotta "bag" on you a little bit for the floater in the 2nd picture though ).

    One skimmer (assuming it is working!) should be fine for your pool. A second skimmer is not required until you surpass 800 square feet. If you are going to do all new tile, coping and decking, then replacing the existing skimmer, if it is bad, would be good at this time.

    I see the crack in the existing decking, so make sure that when when you do the new coping you have an expansion joint between the coping and the new decking (please include the skimmer in the pool coping portion and not in the deck). The old way of doing a single pour cantilever (like you have) often creates the crack that you see when the pool and deck expand/contract at different rates. Keeping the two separate stops that.

    Keep the questions (and pictures) coming!

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    Thanks Bruce,

    Removed all of the brass screws in the deck this weekend. Wasn't too bad with a rotary hammer drill. Should be able to reuse them in the new deck.

    Oh, the floater used during the original transformation from swamp to clear water.



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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/glider304g ... otostream/
    28,000gal inground 40x18free form concrete/plaster with spill over spa. 24in sand filter. 1.5hp haywood pump two speed.

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    I'm still impressed with your "green to clean" transformation! Great job

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    Re: NC RENOVATION

    Started the removal of the concrete deck today. Four guys, a jackhammer, two wheelbarrows, and a lot of hard work.
    Got a little over half the concrete out. Also found a spa that had been cover up with plywood and 3inches of concrete.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/glider304g ... otostream/
    28,000gal inground 40x18free form concrete/plaster with spill over spa. 24in sand filter. 1.5hp haywood pump two speed.

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    Re: NC RENOVATION

    I wonder why the previous owner buried the spa Are you planning on renovating it?
    12,800 gallon IG plaster kidney-shaped pool, waterslide, 800 gallon spa.
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    Purex-Triton TR-60 325 lb.sand filter. 2" Plumbing, Intex SWCG, TF-100 test kit.
    Link to pics of my pool! http://www.troublefreepool.com/my-oasis-t26558.html

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    I don't know for sure why it was covered. My neighbor speculates that the pool was leaking and one of the previous owners thought it was the spa so he disconnected the lines and covered over the top of it. We're probably just going to fill it in.
    28,000gal inground 40x18free form concrete/plaster with spill over spa. 24in sand filter. 1.5hp haywood pump two speed.

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    Re: NC RENOVATION

    Welcome to TFP and thanks for sharing your pictures. What a beautiful setting - can't wait to see the transformation!

    Our situation was so similar to yours! 26 year old pool...leaking...deteriorating liner...had to wait several years to get this done because there were bigger issues to deal with in the house. We renovated last year, March through May, and it was a spectacular season last summer. We are doing phase 2 (just expanding the deck several hundred square feet for an outdoor kitchen area) this spring.
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    Re: NC RENOVATION

    Well I've ran into a little difficulty removing the cantilever concrete decking from the pools bond beam. In some spots the deck separated from the bond beam as I had hoped. In other places the bond beam seams to be disintegrating as I try and separate the two. Has anyone ever run into this problem, any advise would be greatly appreciated.

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    28,000gal inground 40x18free form concrete/plaster with spill over spa. 24in sand filter. 1.5hp haywood pump two speed.

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    Re: NC RENOVATION

    Removing the remaining concrete from the bond beam has been a job! A 7" grinder with a diamond tipped blade is doing the trick. Very slow going.



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/glider304g ... otostream/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/glider304g ... hotostream

    DJ
    28,000gal inground 40x18free form concrete/plaster with spill over spa. 24in sand filter. 1.5hp haywood pump two speed.

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