We have a mid70's concrete IG pool with the old-school cantilever deck. It's cracking all the way around the pool, badly in spots. So I need to cut out the cantilever deck about 12" back from the pool. Is this a DIY job? I can rent concrete saws at HD. But I however have no experience cutting concrete. Pool is shaped like a classic racetrack. It's about 100ft around the perimeter.
1) How do you cut inside radius corners? From the looks of it, I can cut the outside corners at 90 degees and then grind them to round off the corner. But both ends of the pool are gentle arcs and the steps have sharp inside radius corners. How do you cut that with a straight saw. (I know just enough from wood working to know that cutting bends with a circular saw is not a good idea!)
2) The deck has heaved 2" to 3" in places, it's really bad in spots. Is there a chance/danger of the cut decking collapsing in on the saw and causing kickback? That's the part that scares me the most.
Is this a job for a pro? (it HURTS to just say that but perhaps, in the words of Clint Eastwood - "A man's got to know his limitations."