Ok, so I recently bought a house with a pool (it was a short sale). According to the agent, the pool hadn't been opened for 3 years. It was in terrible condition and I knew it would be a wild card going into it. So here am I deciding on what to do next. Initially, I planned to drain the pool myself which I did and then clean, acid wash and repaint but decided to get a few quotes instead as it looked like it was in rough shape. All have been in and around $12-14k range to redo the coping, sand blast, apply diamond brite and new tile. The contractor that did the pavers seemed to simply apply the coping on top of the original cement coping and everyone that has looked at the pool agreed it should be removed, leveled and replaced. So, I am left with a decision....do the renovation this year or get the pool running as-is and work out any unforeseeable problems and instead do the renovation next year. In addition, I'm still on the fence between plaster and diamond brite. Diamond Brite is looking to be only about ~1.5k more than plaster. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Additionally, I know I will be needing a new filter but the pumps sound fine for not having been used for ~3 years.
Gunite in ground pool
~100 feet circumference
I have attached a few pics for reference: