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Thread: recoping my guinte pool

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    recoping my guinte pool

    I replastered and tiled my pool last year and now am thinking about recoping. Can i damage the new plaster and tiles??
    Thanks Steve
    24,500 gallon plaster i/g
    sand filter (Hayward S-200)

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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: recoping my guinte pool

    There is always some risk, but damage isn't all that likely. Just be cautious and go slowly and everything should be alright.
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    Re: recoping my guinte pool

    24,500 gallon plaster i/g
    sand filter (Hayward S-200)

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    Re: recoping my guinte pool

    The key to removing the coping without causing damage to the tiles or plaster is to make plenty of relief cuts.

    First, you should remove all of the caulking from between the coping and the deck using a razor knife or other suitable tool. Then, you should use a diamond blade masonry saw to cut out the grout between the coping stones.

    Many of the coping stones will probably be loose enough to pull up by hand. Remove the loose stones. Then cut the remaining stones in half. Pull up the halves that will pull up by hand. You can use a rubber mallet to lightly tap on the stones to see if they will pop up. But, not too hard. Keep cutting the stones in half until they all come up.

    You can use a 7-inch diamond blade masonry saw blade on a regular circular saw if the depth of the coping stones is about 2 inches, or less. If you have to cut deeper than 2 inches, then you could rent a cut-off saw with a larger diameter blade.

    Only cut through the stone, and not deeper.

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