Hey folks, new to this board and only on year 2 of pool ownership, so I need a little bit of a hand-up if you can afford the time.
When we bought this house last year, it came with a pool, which we viewed as more of a liability than a benefit. Surprisingly though, our kids used it a fair bit, and so now we are pulling together resources to renovate the pool rather than fill it in. I am still a little irked that Dad is the only one who has figured out how to vac the dang thing, but hey, thats life. Suck it up, buttercup, etc.
In any case, our planned pool reno includes redoing the decks with "Rubaroc" and replacing the plastic coping around the pool which has been cracked by heaving concrete. We will also do some other landscaping and soft side stuff, but the bulk of the work and budget is on the deck and coping.
Today I called the local pool co. and was informed that plastic coping currently available does not match the profile we have. They are sending a tech out to look at what we have and see if they stock anything to match it. Secretly I would like to replace the coping with stone, but if plastic is cheaper, I'll go that way.
Based on the pics here: http://frosthaus.blogspot.ca/2013/05/pool-stuff.html does anyone have a suggested source for old-school plastic coping? Also, is this something that a semi-competent homeowner can DIY replacement on? If I Do switch to stone, will it mean a liner replacement? How is stone coping bonded to the soil/deck beneath?
This cracked plastic is starting to get spendy.