This pool had a horrible placement of steps into the pool, NO benches, NO pool light, a water feature built on wood legs, plumbing that leaked, the pool returns ran in 3/4″ pipe, minimal decking with brick coping, a gazebo that was not tied into the pool with great access, a top mount small sand filter. We started this pool renovation by draining the pool, chipping the existing white plaster and removing the tile and brick coping. Then it was time to install a suntan ledge to the pool with an umbrella hole. We drilled into the existing pool structure with steel rods and set cinder block as a wall. Then we back filled it with a load of sand, after more steel was drilled into the walls of the pool and it was interlocked like a house slab. We followed by pouring concrete over the sand and did the same for the steps/newly installed bench on this pool renovation. We also, jack hammered the pool decking to install new travetine decking. We also jack hammered new holes into the pool wall for 5 new 1.5″ returns and a new 1.5″ inlet for the Polaris pool cleaner. Also we removed the old concrete skimmers and installed 2 new modern skimmers on this pool renovation. We poured a new filter/equipment slab and replumbed the whole pool to the new equipment location. We installed a new Pentair Cartridge filter. We also poured concrete to make a new wall where the old steps use to be.
Now the cosmetics of this pool renovation :
We installed new tile around the ring of the pool and installed new travertine pool coping. Next up was installing the french pattern travertine pavers with 3 steps going down as the pool was higher/on a hill than the house. Lastly on this pool renovation we applied a medium blue plaster to finish it off.