Pool Remodel Advice
I've been lurking for quite a while now, and I'm excited to finally begin our project. We have a smaller free form pool that we are about to remodel along with a complete backyard renovation. We are replacing the tile and coping as well as adding a raised bond beam stone wall and a few sheer descents. I think we will go with a cast coping stone, but we haven't decided for sure. Originally we planned to re-plaster because we didn't want Pebbletec to hurt our feet, but after reading all of the information on this site we're afraid that plaster is dated. We're going to look into Pebble Sheen, and I definitely want to stay away from greentones -- we've had too many algae issues! :-) I'm also considering the possibility of adding a baja shelf, but I don't want to give up too much of our pool. We plan to move our equipment as well. Has anyone done a major pool remodel and learned any hot tips that will help me? So far the bids we have received have been in the 20-30K range, which seems high considering the rest of the yard will be done separately. We live in the Bay Area, CA. Thanks so much!