I have been lurking here for sometime now and have a better understanding of the basics.
Ok have house with first pool. Pool is approx built in 1970 and may have orig plaster. Plaster looks fine to me after understanding the mottling and minor hairline cracks may be normal. No real cracks or delimitation at all.
Problem is the tile line is bulging near the coping and 75% of the coping are loose.
5 Companies with 5 opinions. One wants to drain the pool and cut a line below the tile to replace just the tile and reset the coping. Of course there is the possibility of damaging the plaster and then having to do it all.
I am going with white or light gray plaster. Do you think it is possible to remove the tile without destroying the plaster? I am wondering if it is just their way of locking in he job. We are talking about $3500 vs $8k so it is a fairly large difference. I would love to use the money for other items around the pool. My thought process is they are going to dump all the debris onto the plaster in the process. Also this will be the 2nd time it was drained in 2 years.
If anybody has a reference in San Diego shoot me a PM.