I'm having a new liner installed in my inground pool next week and thought I would clean and repaint the coping while the old liner is still in place. I have a few questions:
1) Will a thorough power-washing provide sufficient surface prep?
2) Any recommendations for paint? I've read and been told that regular all-weather Krylon or Rustoleum works quite well, although touch up work will be necessary every year or two. I don't expect it to last much longer than that.
3) I have fiber optic lighting cable installed around the perimeter of the pool. It fits in a special extra track in the coping. The cable is in good shape but over the years, but algae has grown and dried in the track behind the cable, leaving a noticeable grey tone behind the cable. Any concerns about getting that cable back into the track if I removed it for cleaning and painting of the track underneath? Or should I just leave it alone, mask it off any clean/paint around it? I expect that cleaning and painting around it will be more time consuming - but am also fully aware that I will be very disappointed if I'm unable to get the lighting cable back into the track.