2 years ago we bought a HUD house. Got an awesome deal and it came with a pool. The house was vacant for a year, and according to the neighbors the pool hadn't been opened for 4+ years prior.
Fast forward to now, and this thing needs some serious attention. We've always had problems with the coping and tile, and had planned on redoing that ourselves this year. We uncovered it over the weekend, and it looks like the plaster is shot, flaking and chipping away. Decking around the pool has settled significantly as well, pulling away from the spa and sloping pretty good towards the back. Quick estimates put the work around 20-25k or higher. I was surprised to hear none of these people offer financing, so we'd have to come up with all that $ somehow. No clue what we're going to do. Even considered filling it in until we found out that would be close to 10k for that.
Have 2 appointments scheduled for estimates. I guess we'll see what they say. If this rain clears up, I'll try to snap some pics tonight and post them up tomorrow.