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Thread: Thompson's Water Seal and Pool Water... OK or Terrible?

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    Thompson's Water Seal and Pool Water... OK or Terrible?

    Hi, everyone,

    We've opened the pool, even though it's too cool to actually get into. We have a small in-and-out wood side deck next to our above-ground pool, and need to apply water sealant to the top. Husband would prefer to use the sprayer, because it's quicker and easier and he swears he will try not to get it into the pool water. We all know that's impossible, at least some will mist in... but how big of an issue would that be? Would the chlorine take care of it? Would such a small amount make a difference? Should I be dictator!wife and make him use the brush?
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    18' round, 52" tall above ground pool
    2 speed cartridge filter

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    stever's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
    Escondido, CA (near San Diego)

    Re: Thompson's Water Seal and Pool Water... OK or Terrible?

    I don't know for sure, but as the product makes things waterproof, I'd be worried about it making your filter waterproof! I'd hate for things to get gunked up in the filter and have the water flow restricted. And how easy would that be to clean?

    I guess it might come down to the amount that gets in. Can he roll/paint on the edge (first foot or so) and then spray the rest?

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    Mod Squad JohnT's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    SW Indiana

    Re: Thompson's Water Seal and Pool Water... OK or Terrible?

    Thompson's is a wax-type product dissolved in a volatile liquid for application. The wax is what would concern me. I've gotten concrete sealer in my pool, and it hardens almost instantly and can be skimmed off. Try an experiment by pouring a little in a bucket of water to see how it behaves.
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