Here is the original pool...when I bought it...with old concrete cap & bad tile.
The 1970's jacuzzi with 4 jets became the firepit & sunbed.
Same view Old above & New below. There was a very weird opening, so extra rails were always in the way. I also got rid of the "bubble-wrap" pool cover machine seen at the far end...it didn't work, it was ugly & took up room.
This is what was finally fixed for good. You had to look through 3 sets of rails to see the lake. Now you look through none. The deck near the doors was too small to do anything & took up a lot of room. The weird walkway was a dumb design that added extra rails...and the brown? ugh.
There will be a rail that runs right below the pool cap that will be painted white, and the pool itself might be stained gray...or I might leave it rustic...I am also contemplating a bench, artwork, lattice, and other stuff for the space.