We have a pool which we believe was built in 2010 (we did not actually build it, but we are guessing the date from the permits and other paperwork we have found). It is gunite with (probably knockoff) pebble tec finish, porcelain pool tile, cantilevered concrete decking, and a built-in spa with a spillovers. We have recently done a large backyard reno (1,500 square feet of pavers, pavilion, outdoor movie theater, and outdoor kitchen, freestanding hot tub, and we are about to add a fireplace, brick oven and a either more pavers or a composite deck around the fireplace/oven area).
In the fall, we would really like to replace the concrete with pavers and coping (unsure which type we want since it is a saltwater pool which seems to be a little hard on everything) as well as renovating the built-in spa (The spa has two spillovers that they annoyingly placed on the very edges next to the decking which means they constantly pour water over the decking. As a result, there is constant salt residue on the decking, wasted water, additional wear, and minor cracking of the concrete deck in the area).
The tile is in really good shape, and we hate to replace it. We recognize that we may need to replace the tile in the spa if we move the spillovers to be one central spillover that does not leak everywhere. Would taking out cantilevered concrete generally require replacing the pool tile? (Since the concrete is generally ok, we might put off replacing the concrete a little longer if the tile must be replaced. We have spent a lot of money, and have put in a lot of DIY time on the other renos, you know.)
Thanks in advance for any responses!