Hello all. New to the site. Seems an excellent resource.
I figure why be shy, might as well let it all hang out....
We have some issues with our pool. I am interested in any advice anyone might have, from just letting it ride until we have the funds to redo it right, to little tips about making it look better on the cheap, things we should be worried about (in terms of causing damage that will cost us more if we dont deal with it now), etc etc etc. Many thanks in advance.
So here are some photos of our pool (click on the pics to get a better view). We are in north jersey.
The entire thing.
It is clearly old school, anthony pool as I understand it. Was installed in the early to mid 1960s. I learned from my neighbor that it pre-dates the town pool in our town which dates to 1967. It is 20x40.
Tiles have been falling off since we moved in. We thought of it as something we could do little about (something someone told me at some point made me think that). I assumed that at some point we would just redo the coping and the tile at the same time, maybe redo the deck too.
Time has passed (our first summer with the pool was 2006) and we have done nothing. I'm getting concerned that we maybe need to do some maintenance now or face bigger problems later. So I guess that is question number one.
We have problems with the space between the coping/deck--that is, in many cases there is nothing there.
For what its worth, I can't say that we have seen tons and tons of tiles fall in the pool, considering we are now on our sixth summer. We got a new cover right after we arrived, which was far superior to what was there before. This may have helped. Still looks terrible though.
In some places we have sealant (or whatever it is called) that has been applied. I am thinking this is not particularly effective, or at least it doesn't seem to be. Doesn't look good either.
I spoke with the outfit that opens and closes the pool for us, they would charge $1800 to put in new sealant (I don't remember the technical term) between the coping and the deck. This would (according to him) stop the tiles from falling off.
Of course as you can see from these photos, we need to do more than that, we'd need to put tiles back on too if we really wanted to make it look good….
and while you are at it, why not redo the deck?
and the fence looks terrible! I tried to find some plastic covers at home depot for the rusted part but no luck. Any suggestions here would be appreciated. I was thinking of painting it.
Thanks again to all, I'll be sure to update as to our progress once we decide what do to. In the meantime, its 103 degrees at home do who cares what it looks like....