We're finally gutting up and replacing the waterline tile and coping on our 6 year old pool (existing material was too soft for SWG in our region).
Anyways, getting quotes from several folks which seem to be fairly consistent in price for same scope of work. However, I'm getting various caveats regarding the need to re-plaster. Some have suggested that simple tile replacement will look much less appealing without re-plastering. (due to tile size viability and current plaster color). Our existing tiles are 6" square slate at the waterline. Plaster is dark blue diamondbrite and is in good shape. No matter what, new tiles will be ceramic!
Seems kind of odd to me since new tiles could be cut to size to square things up if needed. It will just take more time & care on behalf of the tiling crew. Would also be a shame to waste an otherwise fine plaster finish.
Any thoughts on this from those with experience with remodeling a pool.