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Thread: Pool Putty Recommendation

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    Pool Putty Recommendation

    Horizontal crack just under the gunite spa bench seat needs to be filled/sealed. Can someone recommend a pool putty? Dry and/or wet cure 2-part putties are available? The water level in the spa can be readily lowered so that I can fix the crack in the dry (preferred).

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    (1) Pool size - I think about 35,000 gals? Pool is 20' x 40'
    (2) Sand filter
    (3) AG
    (4) Vinyl
    (5) Pump: 1.5 hp Hayward super pump Filter: Hayward S240 (I think 65 cfm)

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    Re: Pool Putty Recommendation

    A & B Epoxy Putty works great. You hands will smell like peanut butter afterwards.
    Sean Assam - Sean@teamhorner.com
    National Accounts and Commercial Products Manager
    AquaCal Heat Pumps www.aquacal.com
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    Re: Pool Putty Recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by Poolsean
    A & B Epoxy Putty works great. You hands will smell like peanut butter afterwards.
    Will my dogs try to lick it off?!
    Clearwater, Florida

    12,000 gallon kidney shaped gunite pool
    Pentair Whisperflo 3/4HP Pump
    Pentair CCP420 420sq/ft Cartridge Filter
    Pentair Intellibrite 5G 120V Pool Light

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    Re: Pool Putty Recommendation

    Thanks Sean. I've seen the product online and it's also offered at Leslie's Pool Supply. Any preferred retailer? I'm also bringing in some pool plastering companies to take a look and to give me estimates. One company already wants to use pressure injected grout! Overkill!?
    (1) Pool size - I think about 35,000 gals? Pool is 20' x 40'
    (2) Sand filter
    (3) AG
    (4) Vinyl
    (5) Pump: 1.5 hp Hayward super pump Filter: Hayward S240 (I think 65 cfm)

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    Re: Pool Putty Recommendation

    I like Marine Tex Epoxy Putty, especially if your pool is white like mine.
    Current: 28,000G 18'x36' I/G AnthonySylvan Plaster; Waterway 60 sq.ft. DE Filter; 1.0hp x 1.65 SF Two-Speed (B2982) WhisperFlo; 2004-Present
    Previous: 40,000G 20'x40' I/G Koven unlined WWII salvage 5/8" marine steel; Lomart Stainless Sand Filter; 3/4hp Hayward SuperPump; 1946-2003 (managed by me from about 1964)
    Ancient Taylor K-2000, upgraded with Taylor CH, TA, and FAS-DPD, and TFT CYA tests.

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    Re: Pool Putty Recommendation

    The A & B Putty is usable under water or while dry. You mix the A and B parts like kneading dough. You'll have just a few minutes to blend it and push it into the crack, so depending on how much you need to do, you may want to mix as much as you can work with at a time. Once you've pressed it in the crack, you can use a wet finger to smooth it out.

    This is not the same as the liquidy two part epoxy that you have to use a mixing stick to blend. The A & B is like working with play dough.
    Sean Assam - Sean@teamhorner.com
    National Accounts and Commercial Products Manager
    AquaCal Heat Pumps www.aquacal.com
    AutoPilot Salt Chlorine Generators www.autopilot.com

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    Re: Pool Putty Recommendation

    Project completed! The horizontal crack that ran along all four sides of the spa has been patched and sealed with A+B Epoxy. Yes, defininitely wet the combined putty to have better workability. Otherwise, applying it dry, the putty tends to flake. The 6' x 6' spa used to lose about 3.5" of water each day (equivalent to 80 gal/day). Since the patch on Saturday, the water level in the spa has essentially (except for evaporation) remained the same.

    Another believer in A+B Epoxy. I'll report back in the months ahead to describe how the stuff holds up over time.
    (1) Pool size - I think about 35,000 gals? Pool is 20' x 40'
    (2) Sand filter
    (3) AG
    (4) Vinyl
    (5) Pump: 1.5 hp Hayward super pump Filter: Hayward S240 (I think 65 cfm)

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