I have a crack on the floor of my pool that is now extending all the way up through the wall. I don't notice any water loss other than normal evaporation. I have landscaping behind my pool and felt a little bit of moisture when I dug down with my hand that may be coming from the pool. So perhaps it is leaking. I can try to get a photo on here but it is tough with all of this Texas wind moving the water around. I had "aaffordablepoolspa" come out and look at the crack and they suggested a "SAW CUT AND SEAL OF APPROX 25FT OF CRACKS IN POOL SHELL" ($1350) and "INSTALL 15 TORQUE LOCK STAPLES" ($1485) (sorry for the caps, copying directly from the proposal). They also suggested to re-plaster the shell after a year or so to make sure the lock staples worked. My pool is going to look awful for a year or so I guess. It sounds like there are no guarantees when it comes to fixing cracks. That is what my online research is telling me.
Has anyone ever gone through the cracking of their pool? I have a gunite pool with regular plaster. Does this sound like the right thing to do? Is the cost about right? I have Sky Blue Pools coming out Wednesday for another quote/proposal. Does anyone have any suggestions for companies or anything else for that matter? I'm worried this is a structural issue. The pool is probably about 10 years old from what I can tell.