So the pool is finally empty, clean and the old tile and plaster chipped away. And then we discovered a whole bunch of surprises.
First, the drain you typically see at the bottom of the pool? Nope - don't got one. So we'll need to add some additional drain lines.
The concrete pad around the pool is slanted and hollowed out in areas - meaning we need to remove the old concrete and add some coping.
The pool skimmer? Doesn't work. The lines to the pump? Broken. Need new lines.
So...a change order is in place....and I'll be playing the game of creative financing. Yay....not.