Hey all, I currently have an inground sport pool with roman steps at each end. I am coming up on needing a new liner and I am just not happy with the selection these days. The pool is concrete walls with a poolcrete bottom and fiberglass roman steps. Can I get some peoples $.02 worth on switching over to a tile lined pool? It seems to me if I can find glass or ceramic tiles at a good price, I could replace the vinyl liner for about the same cost. What are some pitfalls I might not be considering? Is there any concern with the transition between the poolcrete bottom and the solid concrete walls I should consider? What about the fiberglass steps?
Also, I am thinking of possibly removing one of the roman step ends and putting in a tanning ledge. Can anyone give me their thoughts/experiences on tanning ledges? It would be a half moon shaped area in the sunny end of my pool. I can post some pics when I get home this evening. I am thinking I could fill in the void with concrete block and fill, then top it off with concrete.
This is a year or two away, so no big hurry on my part, just trying to think it all the way through and weigh some options.