First time poster here. To keep a long story short, wife and I bought a foreclosed house 3 years ago. The house has an inground pool made out of cinder block, of which was built sometime in the mid 70's and was in bad shape and severely neglected (not to mention built below grade and not in an ideal location). We decided to bite the bullet and attempt to revitalize it. We finally settled (after many failed attempts of getting anyone to even look at it) on having a family friend and acquaintance prep and paint it with epoxy paint. Needless to say, we weren't thrilled with his work to begin with, and it already has a huge crack in the joint of the top row.
Now we are right back to where we started. After some quick research and looking through my intheswim catalog, I realized that you can purchase IG pool kit. I've been in contact with poolproducts and poolwarehouse and have received quotes from both. I also have looked through royalswimmingpools website.
Several people have posted about their experiences with these kits and I've seen mixed reviews. I realize that it is quite the project to do on your own, however, I have a family member who can excavate the site and do the concrete work (they are subcontracted to do the concrete work for a local pool installer). I also have coworkers/friends who are electricians and plumbers.
Is the quality of these kits up to snuff with what you would purchase from a local pool dealer? I was warned to be very careful of online kits (by the local dealer). Is he trying to scare me because he isn't getting my business? They charge upwards of 30K for what I'm getting quotes for 5-7K. Am I being na´ve to think that this seems to simple and easy to pass up with the help and cheap/free labor I have available? Does anyone have experience with the companies listed above?
sorry for such a long post, but my head is spinning 100 MPH.