I recently bought a forclosed home that had been vacant for over a year. The house is about 25 years old and needs lots of updates. The vinyl lined ig pool is in sad shape. The pool (24' round 4' deep, concrete bottom, vinyl lined ig) was drained and some of the plastic walls have caved in. I emailed pics to local pool proffesionals for advise. Most didn't reply and the ones who did where out of my price range. Quotes where 20k-25k to replace with 18' ig or 10k to fill in. My plans are to get this pool up and running for summer. I have a lot of projects planned for this house and would like to repair the pool quickly and economicaly . I have already cleaned and dug out the collapsed areas and those panels are destroyed. the wall panels are plastic with panel, coping and liner track molded as a single piece. Each panel is attached by a long pin through molded hinges. None of the plumbing was affected by the collapsed sections. Tell me if my plan will work:
I am planning to set pressure treated 4x4s every two feet in the collapsed area, cut the slight arc on treated 2x12s for bracing and add marine plywood. tying the plywood to the plastic panels with aluminum angle and bolts. The small concrete deck will be removed around the entire pool, cut the formed coping sections off all the panels add new bullnose coping, hang a liner, pour new concrete deck.
Thats my plan in a nutshell.I will be doing all the work myself. I would like for this repair to last as long as the liner.Hopefully by that time all the other updates for the home will be done and I can devote the time and money for a pool upgrade. Pictures will be added as soon as I figure how to post pics.