Deck, coping and liner refresh-blending new and old

Bluebird1

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May 4, 2020
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Atlanta
Hi!
Would really appreciate some input please! Our pool is about 50 yrs old. We’ve been in the house 20 yrs and have replaced the liner once. The liner needs replacing again and our coping also seems to be failing, so we think we need to replace both. Our deck is concrete and poured right up to the coping. The wood between concrete ”slabs” is rotting and in spots the concrete seems to be separating from from the coping. I am also kind of iffy on the stairs- I think have shifted a bit? ( It may be my imagination.🙂) photos attached

Our backyard is “mature” and has a mix of materials added over the year- brick details by the original owners, stone patio, walkways, trellis by the next owner. I like that feel so am wondering how do to gracefully blend with existing. We had a pool person come look and he said to replace the coping we’d need to cut out about 6” of the concrete all around the pool. Our deck isn’t big so that patch would look bad.
-Is the best use of the $$’s to replace the whole concrete deck?
-is pouring the concrete to the coping a good idea/even done anymore?
-the existing concrete butts right up to brick planters/ edging and stone walkway. Is some other material better for the deck? I guess the trellis will have to go...
-if we’re doing all this should the stairs be replaced?
-We like the Latham Reef or Natural grey liner.

Our kids our grown and I expect we’ll be in this house for at least 5 more years so also thinking about resale as we spend $. Our neighborhood is a popular intown location - mostly ranch style homes- lots of pools so I don’t think a pool is a negative.

It’s a lot of moving parts and would love thoughts! Thank you
 

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ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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  • Is the best use of the $$’s to replace the whole concrete deck? - I think you will find not a big difference in cost between replacing 6" of the deck or the entire concrete deck.
  • is pouring the concrete to the coping a good idea/even done anymore? - How else would you do it?
  • the existing concrete butts right up to brick planters/ edging and stone walkway. Is some other material better for the deck? I guess the trellis will have to go... The pics you posted are too small to see much detail. I am not sure why the trellis needs to go. You could redo your deck with all brick.
  • if we’re doing all this should the stairs be replaced? - Why? Hard to see details in your pics.