Crumbling Concrete/Coping


New member
Sep 15, 2020
Fort Wayne, IN
Hey everyone! I am a newbie to pool ownership. So far the water seems to be easy to balance etc but we have some major maintenance things we need to do including a new liner (easy) and repairing crumbling concrete around the coping (not so easy). I can't be the first pool owner to deal with this so I thought I'd reach out and see if anyone has a good solution. I've had a few contractors come out but many won't touch it. Here are the two options:

1. Grind out the crumbling stuff, fill it in, and then coat it with a pool decking substance.
2. Grind out the crumbling stuff and repour with concrete coping.
3. Remove all of the concrete and start over.

Honestly I don't know if I'll get my money back from options 2 or 3 so I'm looking at 1 but curious if anyone has any experience with longevity in the first one. I'm being quoted about $6500-8000 for it so while it will be cheaper than the other two it won't be cheap so it needs to least. Thanks for any input!