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Question DetailsAsked on 5/5/2012

I need to refinish & repair marcite pool. I also want to put concrete coating down on the surrounding patio but don't know what to do 1st+

The pool is approx 36' x 16' Roman circa 1969. It's marcite that has been painted over several times & now all the paint is pretty much gone. Most of the top edge tiles are cracked. Above that, there is a "popcorn" textured, stone, "rim" (?) that has to go-it's rough, ugly and breaking apart over the skimmer (opening), which also needs replacing. I also have an empty hole where the pool light used to be. (electrical work too?)

The patio wraps the shallow end of the pool and about two thirds up one side, to the skimmer, and is unfinished. I had that poured about 10 years ago & never got around to coating it & it's now stained & has some minor cracking, but only where it should have-nothing major.

I just don't know where to begin-at all! Do I refinish the inside of the pool 1st or the tile? Or should the concrete patio be done 1st or after the pool? Or all at once? I'd appreciate any advice soon! I want to get this done while my interest rate on my HELOC is so nice & low!

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I'm sorry to say there aren't many of us on here with adequate experience working on pools, myself included. My suggestion would be to contact a few local companies specializing in pool renovation and have them give their recommendations and bids for the work, breaking down order of operations so you know what to expect at which stages. Check Angie's List for referrals in your area and cross check those with the BBB for any unresolved complaints.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services

Answered 8 years ago by Todd's Home Services




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