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    Pool Remodel in NorCal

    Hello all. We purchased a home in Feb of 2015. We knew the pool needed some help since some tiles had popped off and other issues. However, the Summer of 2017 is when the pool gave up. The steps began to crumble, the plaster was coming off in chunks, the coping joints were crumbling, the expansion joint was not water proof long ago....just a mess. So, our kitchen remodel was pushed back so we could take care of the pool.

    The pool is a 20k gallon Anthony pool. I have already replaced the light with a new LED (guy installed it sideways) and I bought a new gas heater. Since the pool is 40+ years old, there were some required improvements to bring it to code. We had to have a new drain system added so the overall depth of the pool is about 10 inches less than before. Here are some before shots and the initial draining.





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    Awright!! Pullin' up my chair and looking forward to this re-do....

    Was the new LED light installed sideways on purpose?

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    More draining pics. You can see the state of the plaster. We would always cut up the bottoms of our feet!










    This is a closeup of the plaster:




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    Jackhammered plaster:




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    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    Awright!! Pullin' up my chair and looking forward to this re-do....

    Was the new LED light installed sideways on purpose?

    Maddie
    The guy had so much trouble installing it plus the adapter ring didnt seem to fit properly. All I know is Anthony made everything for their pools right down to the bolts. I guess it was the best he could do.

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    Pool Remodel in NorCal

    Incidentally, AS stamped parts are/were manufactured by a company “Val-Pak” & few others private label AS.

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    More jackhammering and demo:














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    Cement cut out for new skimmer:



    Jack-hammering all done

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    Nice pics and thanks for sharing

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    SWEET! Moving along! I am glad I found this fun remodel! Who are the supervisors? I notice one likes to show off but the other one seems more shy.

    So what kind of plaster and color? Waterline tiles?

    Why did you lose 10" for the new drain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    SWEET! Moving along! I am glad I found this fun remodel! Who are the supervisors? I notice one likes to show off but the other one seems more shy.

    So what kind of plaster and color? Waterline tiles?

    Why did you lose 10" for the new drain?

    Kim
    We chose Twilight by Wet Edge for the finish and a blue tile with rock coping. When the wet edge is actually wet, the base is darker.





    Our Doberman and a cattle dog mix rescue. The cattledog likes to go in the empty pool and supervise.

    They had to upgrade the drain. They made a new seat and step to hide the new pipe up the wall.

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    New drain and new seat marked out



    New skimmer:



    New seat and step to hide the pipe



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    Someone had their thinking cap on with the fix! Who came up with that idea?

    The picks for the finishes will be so pretty all together! I love them all. What color grout will you use?

    LOL on the nosy one making sure to be in the middle of the act!

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    Gunite phase is complete












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    That bench and step really looks nice there! Was there any concern about someone hitting it when using the diving board?

    Have you started bonding with your new pool? aka watering it............it helps it cure.

    Being as you have been on TFP for a while I almost did not share my set of links but I did not want you to feel left out if you have read some other build threads so here is YOUR set of links LOL

    Print these out:
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    Pool School - Recommended Levels

    Bookmark these:
    Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

    PoolMath

    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

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    Re: Pool Remodel in NorCal

    Twilight was one of our final choices, we ended up going with Constellation because it looked to be a tad bit lighter. That's going to look great all together!

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    Tiling the deepend bench seats would help with depth perception-



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    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    That bench and step really looks nice there! Was there any concern about someone hitting it when using the diving board?

    Have you started bonding with your new pool? aka watering it............it helps it cure.

    Being as you have been on TFP for a while I almost did not share my set of links but I did not want you to feel left out if you have read some other build threads so here is YOUR set of links LOL

    Print these out:
    Pool School - Basic Pool Care Schedule

    Pool School - Recommended Levels

    Bookmark these:
    Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

    PoolMath

    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry

    Kim
    Thanks for the info. I have been my pool maintenance guy since day 1. Towards the end, I had a heck of a time with yellow algae and too many dissolved solids in the water; who knows how long the water was in the pool. The pool is actually finished, I am just slowly posting the progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evansma3 View Post
    Twilight was one of our final choices, we ended up going with Constellation because it looked to be a tad bit lighter. That's going to look great all together!
    The pool is much darker than what we were expecting. It has grown on me though. I wish I would have thought to submerge the sample.

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    Tile and coping going in:














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