This is a three part question:
Is replacing tiles above the water line a job I can do, or is this a specialist job? I'm pretty good with most repair things I attempt.
I have some plaster coming off around a couple of the drains that needs to be patched. I tried an underwater plaster once that failed. Is there a two part/epoxy base patch?
And I have a hard "scum line" (calcium silicate, I believe) it's very hard and need to be ground off with pumice. I've seen "soda blasters" at Harbor Freight that are supposed to work. I don't know if that is too hard of a job for me. And BTW, what exactly is this "soda" - sounds very alkaline to me.
So the big question is, should I just ignore it until spring, and then drain the pool and have or do all the repairs at once?
BTW: I'm in the Sacramento area. Very moderate weather.
BTW: I'm planning on going with Borax on the refill.
Thanks in advance, and sorry in advance if this is too long a question!