I recently bought a short sale in Florida. We bought the house and it has a pool (we didn't buy the house because of the pool). It is "Charlie Brown" style pool (16'x36') which was built in the 60-70's and has been previously painted quite a few times. There's a vertical crack in the shallow end that seems to hold water at the bottom of the tile line. The main drain and original skimmer have been cemented off. The pool has not been circulating the past few months because of the crack and I have the intention of renovating it anyway. There is one return and when the pool is operational, the return circulates very well and it can be clear with the lone return and lone skimmer. The deck has settling issues and I would replace with pavers.
I would like opinions on if it is worth renovating the pool due to the age of the pool and its current condition or fill it in and save myself the headache. Various pool companies have told me different things on how to approach it. The pump and filter are in good shape.
Thanks for any advice y'all can give.