Ok Here is the run down.
Wife and I bought our First house this past October.
Have been doing a lot of research as what to do to get it up to snuff. Two different local pool companies gave quotes to get it up and running of 5 to 8K. We have a 2 year old and his little sister is due in October and that is not in the budget. Plus I like doing anything I can myself.
Things that I plan on doing is 1. Power wash. 2. Acid Wash. 3. Some type of gunite paint or epoxy?(Opinions as to whether this will help the gunite last?) 4. Attached are pictures as you can see the tile line is popped off 80% of the way around. As you can see there are some cracks behind the tile line in the beam.
*now this is where I need the most advice can I repair this like one would cracks in drywall? Ie widen the cracks and fill in with hydraulic cement??? In my research I see some people with similar situations talk about taking off the coping and reforming the beam but I don't think my beam is that bad. 1. I don't have coping I have a full pour cantilever edge. ***Also the one pool renovation guy said that the pool was made wrong that you should always have coping. His quote included mason saw cutting out the cantilever edge and putting in coping.
Is there a way I can add more pics?
Thanks in advance to all!