Finally, the time has arrived where we can rebuild/restore our pool!
We believe the pool was built in 1957 (very sure). House was built in 1954 and they did some major upgrades 3 years later. From the receipts I could find, the basic replaster was done in either 1989 or 1991. The style and color of the water line tiles seem to support this.
After talking to a few companies, both for materials and the labor, we settled on Wet Edge Primera Stone in Carribean Coast.
http://www.wetedgetechnologies.com/comp ... es/?plid=1
Contrary to how the name sounds, this is not a rough surface like Pebble Tec. It is a polished surface like the 50's and 60's terrazzo floors you've seen in office buildings and mid-century modern houses. Based on the year our house was built, you can see why this surface is appealing to us.
Romo's Replastering is doing the work.
For the water line tile, we have chosen Vidrepur Pastel Mix:
Click the pictures within that webpage for larger photos. Again, we are attempting to match the look of the 50's, or maybe an upgrade of a 50's look. We are doing this in our whole home, so the pool has to match.
The drain and tile removal started today. More pictures as the work continues tomorrow.
In the third photo, you can see we have some bulging in the pool. The builder pointed this out so we wouldn't think he caused it. My understanding is this is not uncommon in a pool this old. It has never bothered me.
The four returns are simple copper returns with no threads. Those will be chipped out and new PVC standard fittings put in place so I will have pressure side returns I can use.