I have been reading this site for a couple of months now. There's been a lot of great and useful information on here. I am in the process of getting my pool remodel. The pool is a 15K (guessimate) pool built back in the early 70's. When I bought the house, it had a very old pump and filter. I upgrade those to a single spped pump and larger filter around 2004. The concrete around the pool was cracked. The tile was cracked. The pool had been patched a few times. Drain at the bottom of the pool didn't work. It was in really bad shape. I was planning on getting rid of the pool. But this past year, I got married. The household CEO and CFO (which I am neither of) wanted to remodel the pool since she was raised around water. In addition, with our first child arriving at the end of the month, she thought it would be good for our daughter. So we're remodeling the pool.
Please note that the pool is really green because we have known for about 3 months now that we were going to remodel the pool. So I decided not to add any chemical or run the pump for the last three months.
Remodel consists of:
New Pebble Stone finish
New pool pump (Jandy ePump 2HP)
New Pool Automation (Jandy Aqualink RS6 with iAqualink). I picked up a brand new Aqualink RS6 on eBay for $240. Still need to purchas the iAqualink
Using my old filter (Hayward Swim ClearC2025)
Solar heater (to be put in later)
Goldline SWCG (got it free from a neighbor, but need a new salt cell)
Below are pictures of Day 1 (May 4, 2015) of the remodel: