We are renovating a residential pool which has been built into a wood deck. So imagine a deck (40x40) with a small octagon pool dropped in. The land beneath is on a hill so the pool is half in ground, half above ground. The track for the liner sits on top of the deck and bolts to the deck. The coping (pavers) sit right on top of the deck and end abruptly making the pavers sit 2 3/8 inches higher than the wood deck. This looks not only dangerous but makes for quite the eye sore.
I would like to rip this out and have the coping sit level/flush with the pool deck which is where I need everyones help. I can remove all the deck boards and replace the 2x8s with 2x10s. This will raise the deck boards 2 inches making them level with the pool. In my opinion this will be the most complicated solution. This also requires replacing all the boards. My goal was to refurbish the existing boards with a pressure wash.
I would like to hear suggestions/see pictures of examples which will require the least amount of modifying.
Option 2 is to rip the pool out entirely as the residence sits beside a lake. At this point, ripping the pool out will be a lot cheaper for us than bringing it back up to par. All the filtration equipment is shot as well as the liner.