Anybody out there who has renovated a late 70's era Sylvan Vinyl Liner Pool? I am wanting to replace the vinyl liner and coping and would appreciate any advice on how to successfully remove the old aluminum coping. The last time I replaced the liner (13 years ago) the pool company installed a liner track under the old coping. Visually it looks OK, but for about 3 inches or so below the bottom of the coping the liner is not flush with the wall, making it more susceptible to tears and punctures. My thought is that the only way to have the liner completely flush with the wall is to remove the old coping and replace with new coping. My biggest concern is how much I will have to rip up the pool deck to remove the old coping as the pool deck cement goes right up to the coping.
Any examples of renovating a late 70's Sylvan pool would be really helpful.