Asked in Home & Garden, Swimming Pools, Masonry
Fresh blisters in a swimming pool?
Blisters on your skin or on the pool finish??? If on pool finish: It means that the surface is delaminating - will eventually pop and reveal the subsurface. There are several different causes for this condition. Final result is that you will have to get the pool resurfaced. ...
Asked in Pool Care and Cleaning
Will draining and leaving a tiled pool in a hot wet climate damage it?
More and likely yes, the sun would dry the tiles out may cause the grout to pop off, crack, ...
A fiberglass lap pool that is tiled is having tiles popping off and needs to be retiled what should be used so the tiles do not pop off again?
Pool tile pops off very often. It happens most often on lifted walls that are set up to be a retaining wall. It also happens on the wall that divides the pool from the spa, also known as the spillway wall. The tiles should be replaced using thin set mixed with an acrylic instead of water. This makes a very strong bond to the gunite and instead of them popping of completely next time there is earth movement, they will actually...
Asked in Food & Cooking, Wine and Champagne
What is the fermentation that causes the champagne cork to pop?
Carbon dioxide is produced from yeast. This carbon dioxide causes champagne to bubble and the cork to pop. ...
Is it true that an inground pool may 'pop up' out of the ground when drained?
Yes it is true. if you empty a pool and the ground-water level is high enough, the pool turns from being a 'pool', to being a 'boat'. I have personally witnessed the event. A 45ft concrete (gunite) pool while being emptied, with the discharge water being pumped out close to the pool - and whammo!!. It was like the second coming of Christ!. A huge noise, and the pool reared itself out of the ground. We were inside the house and...
Asked in Pool Care and Cleaning
Does a salt water pool need to be drained annually?
In a word, no. In fact, if the pool is vinyl or fiberglass (or you live in an area with a high water table) draining ANY pool is not a good idea. A drained pool can pop out of the ground or the liner can be ruined unless special precautions are taken. IF you live in an area that gets hard freezes a pool needs to be winterized but that is not the same as draining it. Since salt pools do...
Tiles - can you replace just hand painted tiles interspersed above counter?
You can cut out the grout and hopefully get the tile to pop out. They may not survive the process, it just depends on how well they were put up. ...
Asked in Swimming Pools, Pool Building and Repair
Can a concrete pool pop?
If you mean can a concrete pool pop up out of the ground then the answer is Yes it can. All you need is an empty or partially empty concrete pool and a lot of ground water around it once the ground water around the outside of the pool builds up enough the pool will start to float. I have seen it happen several times over the years. To avoid this happening most pools have a hydrostatic valve fitted in the...
Asked in Swimming Pools
Why did your fiberglass pool pop out of the ground?
Fibreglass pools will pop if the surrounding earth is saturated with water and the water table forces the empty shell from the ground. ...
Can a drained pool be pushed up out of the earth?
Yes. If you have a high water table, then water pressure will try to lift the pool out of the ground. Mostly this is going to be due to water (ground settling could also do damage), so it's less of a concern if you're in a flat, dry area, but even in that case it's still a possibility. It's unlikely your pool has so much structural integrity that it would literally pop out of the ground. Much more likely is that...
What are the dangers of draining an inground pool?
Two of the most prominent dangers of draining an inground pool are ground water causing the pool to pop out and the weight of the dirt being too much for the concrete walls causing a collapse. ...
Asked in Lyrics and Sheet Music
What are the lyrics to the danimals frozen crush cup commercial?
Summer's here! So freeze your danimals. Pop it up! Pop up a frozen crush cup Pop up a frozen coolision. Pop it up now be on television. Yeah get in on the crush! Get in on the two flavors. Pop it up with your crew! Pop it up at the pool! Pop it up! Pop it up! Cause it's c-c-c-c-cool! Pop it up ...