We have a 20 year old gunnite pool with exposed aggregate decking (cantilever).
There was a diving board on the deep end which we removed (insurance requirement) and never intend to replace.
We are not worried about there being a diving board for resale.
I would like to remove the remaining diving board supports which consist of two "D" shaped stainless pipes (one on each side of the board) that appear to penetrate the deck - perhaps 1.5" diameter. So, four total deck penetrations by pipe. There is also a metal stub that the spring stands on - looks like 1/2" rebar sticking out of the deck maybe 6".
So, I plan to cut all this off and smooth to deck level with an angle grinder with either a steel cutting or grinding blade. Then, I plan to fill the four pipe holes with concrete and press some rocks into the top to approximate the exposed aggregate finish. It does not have to be perfect.
Am I on the right track? Any suggestions/pitfalls?