A friend of mine just redid all the return plumbing (due to leaks) on his IG pool while getting his home ready to sell. He's got the holes backfilled with rock and is ready to pour concrete. While brainstorming with him about how to keep the new concrete from looking so out of place, I suggested pouring concrete to with a half inch or so of the existing concrete, then laying outdoor ceramic or stone tile to bring it up to level. Sure seems like this would look a heck of a lot better than mismatched concrete, and it probably wouldn't be insanely expensive or time consuming.
Anybody have any thoughts?