A little background; one thing led to another and we decided to have our pool and deck remodeled. Bought the house 2 yrs ago, foreclosure and sat empty a few years before that. The pool surface and tile needed some help...Well, one month ago our neighbors tree fell and crushed our screen enclosure. Insurance company to the rescue, and we figured why not freshen up the pool and deck before the new screen enclosure gets installed.
Pool and house built in 1967. I have reason to believe we still have the original waterline tile, as the original owners seemed to have done nothing to the house. We moved in with the original 1967 Rheem water heater still working!! (it's been replaced already ) and seems like the pool was re-plastered at least once.
That replaster job is failing. However, I was under the impression our PB was having this layer of plaster all chipped out...but today he said they just chip the loose areas and below the tile line and drain/returns. I said there must be 100 spots were it is loose. He said they will chip those away. Well, I tried some myself and it seems like it's just loose everywhere. He said they are doing a bond coat and will pebble over the existing plaster that is not loose...Also, we are having a beach and deep end swimout installed....And now I'm wondering if they were going to feather the gunite into the existing plaster?? Doesn't seem right to me. PB been in business here since the 80's with good reviews...
The orange paint was done by me to show where I wanted the beach, etc added.
The holes you see were done by me picking at it with a screwdriver
The surface under the failing plaster, which may be original, seems solid and in good condition
Our first pool , and first remodel so I'm confused!!