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How do you fix rough coping around pool?
Salt reacts with metals in an unfriendly matter. Just ask anyone who lives near an ocean or in the snowy/icy north where they put salt down to help clear the roads. … With this in mind, I'd choose any bullnose coping that isn't made of metal. Choose a bullnose that is made of plastic, porcelain, brick, natural stone or plastic coping.
Afraid not. Vinyl liner pools are built using "concrete receptor coping" into which the deck is poured. It also contains the "bead receptor" that the vinyl liner attaches to. … Actually YES it can. You would want to do this during a liner replacement but it can be done. You would have to remove the concrete from around the perimeter of the pool, remove/ replace the "concrete receptor coping" with bead receiver, aluminum extrusion, form/pour a bond beam, then lay your stone. Not really an easy do it yourself job but it can be done.
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.
What type of material do you use to repair the joints between coping tile and cement decking around a pool?
sealing joints W.R. Meadows Co. makes a product called Deck O Seal that will do the job of filling the gap between pool coping and cement deck.
How likely is it for the roots of trees around the pool area to actually penetrate the walls of a Gunite pool and what is the fix for it and how thick is the concrete gunite around the pool?
yoU MAY FIND YOUR ANSWER FROM A MASTER GARDENER. dIFFERANT TREES HAVE VERY DIFFERANT ROOT SYSTEMS. lISA add'l answer: Depends on how close the tree(s) are to the pool s…hell and the type of trees involved. I have seen a very invasive root system on 10 to 15 yr. old pools with no visual affects on the inside surface of the pool plaster. However, another concern would be what are the roots doing to the plumbing to and from the pool? A root can mangle a section of PVC pipe considerably before it cracks. On the other hand a 90 degree elbow( the weakest point would be the inside bend of the elbow - crotch) will split under pressure from the root system. This "leak" could not show up for months and if you have an automatic fill system you may not know about a leak until the pipe or fittings separate. About the fix - consult with an arborist. K Answer From A Pool Contractor Building practices change from area to area and generation to generation, but you could probably expect to find the gunite is 8" thick with potentially a 12" thick perimeter bond beam around the top of the pool wall.
Yes, if there is a lot of it floating on the surface. Take a look at a ditch or shallow pond anytime from midsummer to fall; sometimes the entire surface will be covered with… a green slimy layer of algae up to an inch thick.
Answer First, you need to find and fix the leak that is causing the deck to heave.
It really doesn't matter. The amount of salt in proportion to the volume of water is almost insignificant. Less than that of a human teardrop. Enjoy your pool.
Answer . \nIt will eat / disfigure the coping and will then turn that into dust that gets in your pool and discolors the plaster.
caulk NO...caulk shrinks and cracks. Use a self leveling polysulfide compound like Sika or Deck-O-Seal. Now I am talking about the space between the coping and the deck and n…ot cracks in the actual deck.
Answer Use a pumice stone. Get it at a pool supply store. It soft, so you may need several.
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.
Assuming we are not talking about a vinyl pool. The PVC strip above the tile, below the coping is there to form a seal. It's porpous is to keep water from seeping behind the b…ond beam and into the ground beneath the deck. Over time it will get brittle and break. It can only be replaced by removing the coping. You can repair it by trimming it back and replace it with a silicone caulk, or "Dec-O-Seal" (or similar)
%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.
Where can you find fiberglass or plastic pool coping to cantilever over your existing aluminum coping?
It depends on the pool make. The only one I know of that offers a plastic "coping cover" is Pacific Pools, now owned by Latham Plastics in Latham, NY and it is only for …their older "Garden Pools". Your aluminum coping can easily be reconditioned with an epoxy spray paint from the hardware store. If there are defects, fill them with a two-part epoxy putty and sand it to blend with the rest of the coping before painting. Mask the coping off with painter's tape to keep from painting the deck or liner. Hank4pools@aol.com