We have been told that we have a cracked bond beam, which is causing a crack that goes pretty much around the entire pool. We've had a couple of companies come out and look at it. Most won't even come out, and the ones that do mention expensive procedures, ripping out the decking and repouring the beam, or bringing in some crazy expensive $80k saw. And even then, it's questionable whether they'll even warranty it since it's a repair job on a pool they didn't build, even though they're perfectly happy charging me at least $12k, possibly more.
The company who originally built the pool is out of business, so I have no recourse there.
So my question is, rather than going through all this expensive procedure to repair the pool, with no guarantee it will even work or last, is there a cheaper option? Is it possible to re-tile all the way around the pool and, if the ground happens to not shift anymore, maybe it will hold? What about using some sort of waterproof caulking on all the cracks?
We're using the pool currently as it is. While it's fine, the only problem we have is that we can't fill the water up too high. We have two young kids who constantly love to jump in the pool, causing wakes that crash up over the crack, thus constantly we're losing water when the kids swim.