Bought my house, and hence my pool from my mother-in-law.
It's been under my control for about 4 years now.
I thought that the pool was about 15 years old.
Recently discovered that it was closer to 30.
It's an inground plaster pool. Not too bad shape. Some orange metal stains coming from under the ladder. Some light greenish stains on the surface. Couple of raised spots about the size of a silver dollar. Other than that no complaints.
It's pretty amazing, actually. It's never had a cover. Closing the pool has consisted of turning off the pump, and try not to look at it for six months. Until I took it over, opening and maintenance has consisted of clearing the swamp and doing whatever the pool store told my mother in law to do. I know that I have never changed the water. I doubt she did. The water is probably 30 years old.
I was considering filling it in when it's time had come. But, the last couple days we have had to drag my four year old kicking and screaming out of the pool after letting him swim for about 15 minutes. (The water is 58 degrees!!!! We thought we'd let him dip his toes in and he'd be running for the house to warm up. Nope... 15 minutes later, he's dog-paddling all around the pool in his wet suit and life jacket, and I am starting to wonder about hypothermia and visits from CPS).
Anyway... it's looking like the whole fill in idea isn't going to fly, and to price tag of resurfacing is likely looming closer than I thought.
Anyone know how much life to reasonably expect from a plaster pool before a re-surface?