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Thread: Advice for newbie. What to do with my old liner pool?

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    Advice for newbie. What to do with my old liner pool?

    New here but have been following the site for some time trying to learn a few things. Just purchased our 1951 home that has an old Ester Williams liner pool. It has been used without a liner for many years, but has been leaking according to the previous owner. It is solid concrete construction and is in pretty solid shape. Some gaps in the joints, and has been painted several times. I just removed the old coping and deck and was about to put a liner back in and realized that I really would not get much use this summer. Wanting to do it right, back up and re think my plan of action. Questions: Should I just put in a new liner, what are my other options. Was quoted about 45k to shoot a new gunite pool inside the existing pool, which seemed a little high. Also thought about the fiberglass conversion route until I read some reviews about the failure rate. What about just patching the concrete and using it that way? New liner and plumbing would be about 17k without the deck. Please let me know what you think. Open to some informed suggestions.!!!image.jpgimage.jpg
    1960s Ester Williams IG pool. Solid concrete with vinyl liner. 20'x40'. Used without liner for many years.

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    Re: Advice for newbie. What to do with my old liner pool?

    Anyone???? Just want to know if putting a liner in this poor is something that is advisable? Or might there be some better options. Thanks
    1960s Ester Williams IG pool. Solid concrete with vinyl liner. 20'x40'. Used without liner for many years.

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    Re: Advice for newbie. What to do with my old liner pool?

    I am surprised that a new liner and plumbing less the concrete deck would cost that much.
    I would get three estimates on installing a new liner fixing the plumbing and pouring a new deck.
    Then wait till the off season when everyone is slow and get the best deal possible on the above mentioned work.
    Vic

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    Re: Advice for newbie. What to do with my old liner pool?

    I kind of thought that was high considering liners cost 2 to 4k and I already have the concrete in place. Anyone see anything wrong with putting a liner in this pool. Has some cracks where the joints are. How should I repair the joints before I put in the liner?
    1960s Ester Williams IG pool. Solid concrete with vinyl liner. 20'x40'. Used without liner for many years.

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    Re: Advice for newbie. What to do with my old liner pool?

    Would my pool be a good match for a new liner? What should I do with the bottom to clean it up to get ready?
    1960s Ester Williams IG pool. Solid concrete with vinyl liner. 20'x40'. Used without liner for many years.

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    Re: Advice for newbie. What to do with my old liner pool?

    i would get a few quotes to put the new liner in. If thats how it was designed to be used, thats probably the best route. Talk to the contractor about how to prep the pool or if thats all included...
    40,000 gallon ig gunite, Pentair Challanger Century Centurion 2.2 HP Pump, FNS 60 DE filter, Polaris 280, Century Centurion 3/4 HP Booster Pump, Attached ig spa - 1HP Centurion pump - Dual non functioning blowers

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    Re: Advice for newbie. What to do with my old liner pool?

    Not an expert, but I would patch the concrete myself and then get some more liner installation bids.

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