I leave in Montreal Canada and I think that the last few winters have been reaking havoc on IG pool concrete sidewalk. I also suspect that the at diving board end of the pool, where the yard then slopes down at about 45 degrees, the earth has settled at some point causing that part of the sidewalk to "snap". I'm at at point where I'm wondering if the current damage to the pool needs to be repaired ASAP to avoid even more expenses, or if it's a "not so bad" situation that can be fixed easily. When I bought the house, the return close to the stairs wasn't working (cracked) and the vinyl is over 10 years old, so I was wondering if the moment was getting close where all these things should be fixed at the same time. Finally, I'm planning to build a 16x10 garden shed at the diving end and was wondering if one job or the other should be done before the other. Because of the expenses, I would have like pushing off the pool fixes for ever...
One thing is for sure, I can't imagine I would be having this problem if my decking was made out of the tiling instead of concrete right? I'm mean, these things are made to crack and break down it seems...
Here are pictures to help assess the damage
Small crack on right corner, stair side
Overall damage on the diving end. Garden shed would be being fence, with helical pile foundation
Zoom on the worst crack that has warped that corner of the pool
Zoom in the crack, a lot of space down there
Shot of opposite corner, pool still intact it seems
Some cracking around the skimmer