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    Salt finish concrete problem Help

    We just had our Leisure pool installed in Ca. and the concrete was poured. Our installer recomended a salt finish so the surface was not too slippery.
    In many of the expansion joints on the pool edging we now have large 1" breaks where the salt had been pushed down into the concrete as it was rolled with the deck roller. I have enclosed a picture to clarify. This has now left very sharp edges in these areas and I see no way to rectify this error.
    Any advise would be greatly appreciated. pool deck defect.jpgpool pic.jpg
    Last edited by michaelwalsh; 01-02-2016 at 08:12 PM. Reason: new picture
    I am in the process of having a Leisure "Riviera" pool installed. It will be 30' x 15' with a depth of 5'8".

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    Re: Salt finish concrete problem Help

    If it really bugs you - I'd have the builder come back with a diamond blade on an angle grinder and cut off the "boogers". If you want a real clean look - then I'd fill all the cracks with expansion joint compound.
    See here:
    Concrete Expansion Joints: Keep them Watertight and Crack Resistant

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    Edit - I'd like to see pictures of your pool. Mine is looking like it will be 12' x 30'...
    O/B Woodland Hills, CA : O/B12x30 inground with 6x6 10-jet spa, 10,500gal, 6' Baja deck, 42" spillway, All Jandy: 400k heater, 2.7 HP VS pump, 1.5HP booster spa pump, SWG, Intellelink controls, (4) LED lights, cartridge filter and BlueSquareQ360 infloor cleaning system, Eclipse drain, glass tiles, Zanzibar white pebble finish. Broke ground 2/18/2016, completed 8/16/2016. TFT 100 kit.

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    Re: Salt finish concrete problem Help

    Thank you Frank that a great idea. My only concern is the colored concretepool pic.jpg
    I am in the process of having a Leisure "Riviera" pool installed. It will be 30' x 15' with a depth of 5'8".

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    Re: Salt finish concrete problem Help

    They make colored joint compound. Im pretty sure that you can get very close in color. Google expansion joint compound. A company called Sika makes good stuff.
    I think you are better off sealing expansion joints after the concrete cures 28 days any ways. Water getting under the slab in not optimal, so they might have helped you out because you can ask the builder to take care of it!

    nice pool!
    O/B Woodland Hills, CA : O/B12x30 inground with 6x6 10-jet spa, 10,500gal, 6' Baja deck, 42" spillway, All Jandy: 400k heater, 2.7 HP VS pump, 1.5HP booster spa pump, SWG, Intellelink controls, (4) LED lights, cartridge filter and BlueSquareQ360 infloor cleaning system, Eclipse drain, glass tiles, Zanzibar white pebble finish. Broke ground 2/18/2016, completed 8/16/2016. TFT 100 kit.

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    Re: Salt finish concrete problem Help

    Look into a crack chaser, it will work perfectly in your situation.
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