Pool renovation help

Mar 19, 2021
We bought a house with a very old, cement pool. It is very stained, surface is rough and we recently had tiles starting to fall off. I’m not sure if the tiles falling off is a result of too much water getting behind them, weight of tree lift that had to remove all the trees covering the pool or structure issues. I have asked four pool companies what I need to do to fix this pool. One said to rip up all decking, re do that, tile and plaster. Another said leave decking, redo tile and plaster, a third said leave decking, get rid of tile and plaster and a fourth said to fill it in. I really don’t want to fill it in and I would rather not rip up the cantilever decking if we don’t have to. But I don’t want to redo the tile only to have it fall off a few years later because we didn’t redo the decking. I am so lost at the best way to proceed. This isn’t our forever home so I don’t want to spend a fortune but I also don’t want to cut costs and do a cheap remodel that will cost us more down the road.


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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
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If the deck is in good shape and no problems found in the bond beam when the tile is removed then all you need to do is replace the tile and plaster.