Hi, I am purchasing a home with a pool in terrible shape and we are due to move in next month. I have a zillion questions but will try to keep this short. I don't live there yet so specifics may be difficult but what I know is its leaking and the surface of the pool has several areas where the concrete (or whatever the surface is made of) is coming off in layers.
I know nothing about pools, having never had one, but after lots of reading I'm hoping all this pool needs is a resurfacing and a resealing of all lights, etc. I understand there could be a leak in the plumbing but I'll worry about that should it come up.
I need to start putting a plan and budget together to fix this and I intend to call out contractors for quotes but I don't even know what to ask for so what I'm hoping for here is ideas of what you more experienced pool owners would try to do accomplish in a light remodel. Essentially, "if it was me at this point I would...", even its just an opinion. I'm interested in all thoughts and ideas at this stage and please don't think anything is too elementary. The only end goals I have in mind at this point are 1.) A non-leaking, functional pool and 2.) It must have a safety cover of some sort on it for my toddlers. I'm obviously hoping to make it automatic, under the coping if that seems reasonable in a remodel. I know myself and a manual cover = a pool that won't get used.Thoughts around cost and level of effort for different ideas are really helpful. 314032802_22_0.jpg314032802_23_0.jpg314032802_24_0.jpg314032802_26_0.jpg