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%REPLIES% Answer Hi Susan: I have a 'Water Warehouse' catalogue that has coping paint in aerosol cans. It comes in white only. It takes 4 12oz cans t…o do a 20x40 pool. They're $24.99 each. The item number is 3569. (It's on page 25 of the catalogue) Their phone number is 800-574-7665. Their internet address is www.waterWarehouse.com. I haven't used the product, (seems a bit expensive to me) but it is the only one I've run across that's specifically for coping. Hope this helps. Joan Answer We just refurbished our 23 year old vinyl inground pool. We bought aerosol paint from the folks replacing outr liner. It cost us 15 a can and we used 5-12 cans on an 18x42 pool. The paint has a texture finish like the priginal aluminum coping. Took 3 coats but it looks great. We purchased spray can grips (Rust Oleum makes them - sold at HomeDepot) and that kept our hands from cramping and allowed a much more professional finish. The hardest part was prepping the surface and masking the deck & the pool.
Is it possible to replace the aluminum coping around an old inground vinyl pool with pavers or some other more attractive treatment?
Answer Yes. Replace the existing coping with a horizontal aluminum liner receiver track by either Cardinal or Cinderella. These tracks are very small in height so y…ou can run either your concrete or wood/composite deck over them. See the HM-1 or HM-2 at http://Coping.CinderellaInc.com Purchase it at: www.poolpartsandsupplies.com and look under "INGROUND POOLS" and then subheading "ALUMINUM LINER TRACK" or "ALUMINUM LINER TRACK BY CARDINAL" http://www.poolpartsandsupplies.com/sectionsxx.mv OR GO TO www.libertypool.com http://www.libertypool.com/xq/asp/Section.In%2DGround+Pools/qx/Section_Headings.htm
%REPLIES% Answer Try a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Just dip it in the pool water and wipe it down. You don't need any chemicals at all. Answer Try a pow…erwasher with just plain water. i do it every year, and the results are amazing. and any concrete surrounding the pool.
Here's a link to a page that a group of skate boarders put up that describes how to build your own coping: http://www.skateandannoy.com/features/diy/concretecoping/ You …might start there. I am no expert but I would think you might want to make sure the surface receiving the new coping is definitely textured/chipped up enough so the new concrete will grab onto it well.
Answer First, you need to find and fix the leak that is causing the deck to heave.
Answer Removing the tiles and old grout is a dirty and difficult job with the water still in the pool. It has been done. It is just as difficult to install the n…ew tiles & grout. I have of some doing it from inside a small boat in the pool with the water lowered. Have heard of others doing from the deck working up side down, if you will, to set the tiles.
Answer . The only coping that I have seen that "flakes" is slate. If that is what you have, that is the nature of the stone. It can be sealed against stains, even sealed wi…th a color enhancer uv protectant.
Bash the old stuff of level it and re cement the new coping on top of the old work.
If the cracks are not serious, buy some concrete filler that comes in a tube and you apply of with a chaulking gun. It is gray colored silicone that works extremely well…. If the cracks are large you're going to have to hammer the old concrete out to make a new hold, square it up so it looks nice, and pour fresh concrete. Don't procrasinate to the point of weeds seeds getting into the cracks and taking roots. It will exacerbate the problem.
Concrete deck and or terracotta paver's work well As well as simple harwood decking if you prefer a natural look
What about "pool coping installation" ??????
I own a caulking company, we caulk over 200 pools a season in the mid atlantic. The caulking we use is a two part poly urathane caulk. You can use a one part polyurathane caul…k as well it's just not as good. This joint is an expansion joint that seperates the coping from the deck (concrete, pavers, etc). When you use sertain caulking material in conjunction with their speciefied primer they are considered submersible.
Why is your pool getting dirt around the seal between the top of the pool rim and bottom of coping at the seal whee the two meet?
Humm, My pool does not get that way as you state in your question.
Yes, Rocky Mountain Quartzite flagstone from Northern Stone Supply, Inc. has been used in hundreds and thousands of pool jobs. Call NSS at 208-862-3353 and we'll get you… in touch with the nearest quartzite flagstone supplier in your area.
It's very hard to fix a leak of anything that is still wet, because few adhesives work at all well on a wet surface (and those that do are generally reserved for medical… uses). If you can drain the pool and completely dry out the area that is leaking - and I mean completely - you can then caulk with a silicone caulking compound, which will work with marvellous efficiency. Somewhat less efficient would be something like grout, but you can use it if you prefer. Grout does not require absolute dryness, unlike silicone, but you would not want to use it underwater.
Nothing, the coping should slope back away from the pool