First and foremost, I'd want to start off by saying that I am very impressed at the number of knowledgeable people and great advice I have found so far while browsing this forum. I think I need a little more information on my 'particular' scenario, so I decided to register and be apart of this great pool of individuals.
I purchased a home that currently has an inground pool. Unfortunately, it is not operational and needs a complete remodel. Rough measurement of the pool are 16x40 with a depth of 9ft at the deep end and 3 1/2 feet at the shallow. It is a sand bottom inground pool and needs some serious work before a liner can be made/installed. The coping is non existent as is the liner track. Actually, I'm embarrassed to admit, but there were actually saplings growing in the sand of the pool...
Now for the good. I have had a few knowledgeable people come and inspect the structure and surprisingly the concrete and structure all look sound! There are no major structural issue with the actual pool walls (everything looks to be cosmetic). The plumbing, with the exception of being able to find the main drain, looks to be in great condition ( a pressure test will be in order). From what we believe, the previous owners drained and winterized the pool but did not have the money to re-open. So it just sat.
Knowing that the pool can be fixed with some work, I have put together a list of what needs to be done. Plumbing test, Cinderella CP-2 Coping Install, Pouring of Coping Concrete and patching/painting of interior concrete walls. This would be phase I to be completed this fall. Phase II would occur MID spring. It would include new skimmer/pump/filter/ozonator, re-forming of the sand base for the liner using PB111J and measuring/ordering the liner. Liner would then be installed, line-locked, filled and filtration system tested.
Here are my questions: 1) How does my course of attack sound? 2) Has anyone had any experience with the new product PB111J? 3) How would I find the dimensions to prep the sand in the pool? 4) What concrete is best to use for filling Cinderella CP-2 coping? 5) Is there a low cost epoxy based non-slip base for rejuvenating the concrete 'deck' around the pool? 6) When prepping the sand base, would one work from shallow to deep or deep to shallow?
Thanks for taking the time to read. I know I have a lot of work ahead of me, but I am a very capable individual with a lot of capable friends (thank god!). I have some pictures of the pool pre-clearing and can't wait to eventually see before and after pictures. Thanks!