My pool needs a lot of work. We live in Chicago so we are looking to get the work done in the next few weeks. I think I can get a better deal if I move quickly as many pool companies are looking for work (nobody likes to start this early)
- New Plaster
- New Coping
- Drain in the concreate.
Here are my questions by subject
How big of a pool to I have?
We have had a few companies come out and the total measurement was different. One had us at 20 X 40 with a depth of 9 feet, the other had us at 20 X 52, with a depth of 10 feed. I know my pool goes 10 foot deep. We are not an exact rectangle but pretty much (we have a shallow step in area).
I have been quoted 1) plaster, 2) Diamond Brite, 3) Hydrazzo, 4) Pebble Tech. One guy tells me not to go with Pebble, others tell me to stay way from Plaster. What is my best option? I was told the advantage to Hydrazzo was it can be polished but nobody can tell me how long it lasts before it needs to be polished or how many times you can polish it. Any suggestions
Our pool was done 10 years ago and the concreat we poured as one big piece. Over time the deck has settled and lifted off the pool. They want to come in and remove 12 inches of concreate and replace it with new including an expansion joint between the new and old. One group recommended limestone block so that the new contrasts the old and we don't have to get deck coating as well.
They all recommend if I do the plaster and coping I should just get tile as well but with 162 linear feet this is a big expense.
Any thoughts on how much this job should costs?
Questions I should ask?
Things I should stay away from?