I have a vinyl liner with the aluminum coping surrounding my 18X36 In Ground Pool in Massachusetts. The coping does hold the vinyl liner up.
Beginning of next season I am replacing the concrete surrounding the pool with pavers and I'd also like to replace the coping with pavers as well. Some questions:
1. True or False? For me to replace my coping with pavers, I need to first replace my bullnose aluminum coping with a new cantilever coping so that the vinyl is attached to something and is held up. Like the coping you see on this page: http://www.poolwarehouse.com/swimmingpoolkitcoping.html
2. Is that the only and/or best method before me to be able to put down a stone coping on my vinyl pool?
3. Is replacing the coping a DIY job? I hear if you screw up, you can be royally screwed as you may not be able to lift the liner back up again...but I'm not sure how easy or hard it is.
4. Prices...Local pool store said $750 for the materials and $750 for the labor if I want them to do it. Sound about right?