I had a thread going in the AGP section but hadn't gotten any feedback on the Pool-Crete. So I hoped maybe some different people might visit this area that don't the AGP and could give me some advice or their experience.
I've had some issues with a couple of my uprights that the installer is coming out to fix in the next day or two (thus the rush for advice). At the time of this being done I am considering getting a Pool-Crete bottom installed. It may just be poor tamping / install of the sand but with the pool only a few weeks old and all the dents, mushy, etc - I'm not loving the sand. It may be that instead of Pool-Crete I could / should just get the sand bottom re-done.
The estimate I was given for the Pool-Crete bottom is $1500 - how does that sound in terms of average cost? Also, what is general consensus on Pool-Crete / hard bottom for AGPs? Worth the money? Better experience? Any pros/cons on the liner life?
Another thing I wondered about is would the Pool-Crete add any additional support / pressure to help protect against partial burial pressure in the future? Not a make or break thing, just curious on everyone's thoughts.
My last question is, I'd also considered waiting until early Spring to get the Pool-Crete installed as putting additional money into the pool essentially right before closing isn't especially exciting. But I'm not sure what effect that may have on my deck plans through the Fall. If I waited till Spring, they obviously have to drain the pool, so would I be able to backfill before then? Or would that pressure of the backfill (only a 6-8 months old by then) be problematic? This may help dictate a bit as I was hoping to get some of the decking, seeding, landscaping done before Winter.
Sorry for rambling on, hoping someone can help me make a better informed choice.