We purchased a house in August with the knowledge that the pool was in need of a remodel. The plaster was worn down to the gunite in a lot of areas and was very flaky. The previous owner had a pressure cleaner line plumbed, but capped off with no current automatic cleaning system. We used the pool for the remainder of the season last year, but went through the bidding process in January with 6 different companies. We signed our remodel contract last week and the guys are starting the demo this morning. Our pool/deck remodel will be in a few different stages, and I started with buying a robotic pool cleaner, which I am very happy with at this time.
The pool remodel will consist of the following:
StoneScapes mini pebble in Tropics Blue
6x6 Stone Ventures tile - Riviera Mediterranean Sea
Oklahoma Flagstone coping
Changing depth - currently 6'5" in the deep end, but turning it into a play pool with 3.5x5x4.5 - also adding a dual drain setup
Neither of my pool lights currently work, so we'll be upgrading the lights
Water feature/waterfall on the back side of the pool with planters - we are still in the design process - will have a dedicated pump
The second stage of the backyard remodel will be a continuous process over the next few years. We have a sloped backyard and it pushes the water towards the house, and more so towards our patio. The house did not have gutters on the back side surrounding the pool and we had constant flooding any time it rained. We installed gutters last week, which has solved the flooding somewhat. My plan is to fill in the grass area near the patio and also the flowerbed on the left side of the pool with Oklahoma flagstone, then figure out a way to divert the drainage to the other side of the house and toward the floor drains in our current deck. An outdoor kitchen will likely be the last stage of the remodel and will be a few years down the road.
I'll update this as we progress, but here is what we are starting with: