I have planter at the back of my pool. The tile surface on this planter including front back and sides is 78 sq feet. DSCN1031.jpg (Don't judge me for the sad state of the pool area, this was taken while the house was vacant before I purchased the home.)
I want to resurface the planter with natural stone veneers as shown in the 3rd picture here http://www.norstoneusa.com/gallery/application/Pools Sorry the site would let me download a copy of the pic so I could just attach it. The retail cost on the site for this stuff is 14-16$ a square foot.
I had a pool contractor do me up a quote to do several things... pavers, pebble finish, including redoing these boxes. His price came back at $3,296 just for the front! to do the back and sides he wants another $3,690 !!!!
So thats almost $7,000? I don't know what product he is using, the one I linked to was just one I found by googling around, but still. Based on the prices on this website the amount of material I need should range from $1,200-1,400 retail.
The site says that this stuff can be installed by your average home handy man that has laid tile in the past and that if you want to hire someone a tile setter is who you should call, they make no mention of any special installation instructions around pools, only that the stone should be sealed when used in wet areas. At this point me and my husband are considering doing this ourselves. But I am wording if there is something I don't know or realize that is making this so expensive. Is installing something like this yourself as easy as it sounds or is there something I am missing?
Any advice would be appreciated.
P.S. Does anyone have any ideas on dealing with the cantilevered coping at the top?