To recap, here is the pool in question. The liner is due to be replaced and the previous owner concreted over the automatic cover opening. Also, the original coping was set on a course of brick to increase its height which makes no sense. Also, the coping was mortared to the bond beam and butted to the deck which is a no-no from an expansion perspective. This is a total DIY project.
Here are the original coping pictures:
Now, here is the status:
Pool coping choices are pre-cast concrete and poured concrete. Haven't decided but am leaning to poured. Either solution requires raising the bond beam to an acceptable level.
Several outstanding questions:
First, I need a source for liner track. Harder than I thought to find. I'm leaning toward horizontally applied for ease of replacement later on.
Second, I'm going to replace the skimmer. Its 20 years old and I've found cracks inside. This is a concrete wall (8")constructed vinyl pool. What is the correct skimmer to buy? I think its a Hayward 10841, but I'm not really sure. I see that DanO has just asked about replacing a skimmer. His pool appears to be gunite, mine is vinyl but it looks like the advice given there is useful to me as well.
Any tips on poured coping? I could use a lot.