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    Deck joint

    Hi,

    My in ground pool was built 2 years ago and I have a concrete deck. I recently noticed that one side of the pool has no expansion joint between the slab and the coping. So far, I have had no cracks, but I am concerned it could crack the pool. Shall I cut an expansion joint at this point, or shall I consider that if I haven't had any issue so far, it should be ok ? What would you do ?
    I am in Florida, lowest temp around 32F.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Deck joint

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    How wide is the deck in that area? And what is on the other side of it? If it isn't too wide and doesn't butt up against a non-movable surface on the other side then I am inclined to leave it since there have been no issues, you don't freeze and probably have sandy, fairly well draining soil.
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    Re: Deck joint

    Thanks.

    It's about 4 feet, then I have a drain, then another 4 feet to another concrete slab, then a joint and another 4 feet of concrete. (hope it makes sense).
    So I guess I have enough joints that it can expand to ?

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    Re: Deck joint

    Yep, makes sense. Sounds OK to me.
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