I have attached before and after photos of our pool. I repaired walls, vermiculite, repainted coping, measured and installed new liner, repaired return line, and that's where we are at this point. I would like input on what surround may look best. Planning 20 x 14 beach area for kids to play other than that, I have no clue. Any thoughts would be great. If you have ground water problem at pool let me no. I feel like we could write a book on what we learned. I went with Mountain Top Gunite for liner. I really like the sandstone ones was too afraid of water looking green instead of aqua. Well I hope to pass some of our experiences to others. Because it really was hard to get advice on the vermiculite. Thanks for ideas.