Where to begin (Renovation from Northern VA)


Silver Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 23, 2010
Ok.. Here is the skinny. Brought this house 3 years ago I knew in the pool inspection I was going to need to do work soon. Took the cover off need to get the pool from green back to clear (lots of leaves got in), but also looking to renovate the pool. Quotes are coming in high but all within 5k of each other. 5 quotes in total. I am looking to replace coping, tile, and replaster. Would like some ideas what to do with the raise wall. Which the previous owner appeared to do a DIY sheer descent which is a hot mess as well. The pool is about 30 years old I did the following this year so far:

Installed this month:
Pentair Superflo VS
Pentair Intellichlor IC40
Easytouch 8 Pool and Spa



Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2012
Tallahassee, FL
Love the pool and area! Just need to fix it up and make it YOURS!

Let me pick your brain:
-do you have any pics of pools you like the look of already?
-Do you like BLING as in shiny and very eye catching?
-Do you like natural and blend into the area?

I agree with Allen in losing the waterfall. They are more of a every once in a while party tricks. To me they cause more problems than anything-pH rise and build up on the tiles around it.

The quotes you have-what do they say? Are they going to chip out ALL of the plaster or just around the returns and lights?

That should get us started on making that YOUR pool!