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    Ultimate Pool Seal

    Has anyone used Ultimate Pool seal as their caulking between coping and decking? If so, comments?

    http://www.ultimatepoolseal.com
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    Re: Ultimate Pool Seal

    I'm placing my order for this today. I'll let everyone know how if turns out when I do the work next week while on vacation. We're having a backyard pool vacation this year. My Deck-O-Seal started showing cracks just 9 months after it was installed. I've been wanting to replace it for 2 years now. I'm glad I waited. There is another company in Dallas area that sells something similar but after talking to some pool companies that have used the other product and saw everyone of the seals fail, I think I'm going to stay with Ultimate Pool Seal.
    20x40 gunite inground roman shape 7 ft deep end, 1hp hayward main pump, 2hp in-floor cleaner pump for Paramount PV-3,all plumbing 2" sch 40, Nitro wall climber robot, Fiberstars WPC-2, ColorLogic LED lights, Hayward 425 sq. ft. cartridge filter, UltraPure UPP25 UV ozone.

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    Re: Ultimate Pool Seal

    treefarmer

    Did you end up doing the project?

    I'm considering using 'Ultimate Pool Seal', but I thought I would wait for your comments.

    Please post photos and review.

    thanks

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    Re: Ultimate Pool Seal

    Sorry for the delay. I did the job on the 25th of June. Started at 9am took 3 hours to remove 1/2 of the old seal with a multitool. Took 1 1/2 hours to do the other side. Slow learner!?
    I tried the best I could to remove all of the old seal. Some was left on the back side of the coping brick, but not a lot. Most all of it was scraped off. It was very hard to get all of it off of the concrete side. If I had a wire wheel for my drill I could have really cleaned it up. I used a shop vac and vacuumed all of the old sand out of the crack because of the small pieces of old seal that stayed in there.
    I poured new sand in the joint with a grout bag. I made a 1/2" by 1/2" tooth on the bottom of a clorox box flap to make sure I had it 1/2" from the top of the deck. I'm not very good at eyeballing a 1/2". That only took 20 minutes to run that around to pool.
    Next I wet down the joint and put the new pool seal in 10' at a time because it was 100 that day. I could see the seal soaking up the water from the sand as I went along. Next set hose to mist or fan and lightly sprayed the seal with water 2-3 passes. I smoothed out the sand and wiped up the excess on either side as clean as I could get it. Took about 4 hours to do 107' of expansion joint.
    Next day it looked perfect. 2 days later I was going to do this post but I noticed that I had a minute separation from the brick side of the seal. I contacted the company and asked what I did wrong. He said I either (1) didn't get the joint clean enough or (2) I didn't "press" the sand down in the joint hard enough. (1) I left more of the old seal on the CONCRETE side and that side didn't separate, so that theory doesn't work. (2) I did lightly sponge over the new sand in order to fill the void but I didn't press it into the joint. So?? maybe. he said you can go back and pre-mix some seal to the consistency of playdogh and press that into the crack, then wipe it with a damp sponge.
    I'm at work right now,so I don't have access to the pictures I took and last week I was out of town at 2 different locations doing inventory.
    Sorry for the delay but I wanted to get this written as soon as I could. I will post photo's later.
    Tod
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    Re: Ultimate Pool Seal

    Keep us posted. I will put off using this product until your verdict is in.

    Isn't there anyone else who has used UPS?

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    Re: Ultimate Pool Seal

    Hi, looking forward to hearing about the fix. Did it work?
    2008 23K IG Liner, Pentair intellipump vf, 48DE filter, Heatpump, SWC, aquabot turbo T, K2006 Testkit

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    It's a year later and I don't think we are ever going to hear the results, or see photos.

    Also, I need to color the material. I'm planning to run tests using Davis Colors Pigments.

    But my project is still on hold till I know if UPS is any good.

    Anyone else? Is this post dead?

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    Re: Ultimate Pool Seal

    I ordered the "origional pool seal" the other day. It is a new version which you premix before use. I'll let you know how it goes.
    2008 23K IG Liner, Pentair intellipump vf, 48DE filter, Heatpump, SWC, aquabot turbo T, K2006 Testkit

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    Re: Ultimate Pool Seal


    I don't know if this image will actually upload.
    20x40 gunite inground roman shape 7 ft deep end, 1hp hayward main pump, 2hp in-floor cleaner pump for Paramount PV-3,all plumbing 2" sch 40, Nitro wall climber robot, Fiberstars WPC-2, ColorLogic LED lights, Hayward 425 sq. ft. cartridge filter, UltraPure UPP25 UV ozone.

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    Re: Ultimate Pool Seal


    Ther are a lot of areas that look like this! So a big bust for me on this product. I went to home depot and picked up 12 tubes of Sikaflex SL. Dig this stuff out with one hand on a shop vac hose.
    20x40 gunite inground roman shape 7 ft deep end, 1hp hayward main pump, 2hp in-floor cleaner pump for Paramount PV-3,all plumbing 2" sch 40, Nitro wall climber robot, Fiberstars WPC-2, ColorLogic LED lights, Hayward 425 sq. ft. cartridge filter, UltraPure UPP25 UV ozone.

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    Re: Ultimate Pool Seal


    How's that?
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: Ultimate Pool Seal

    Quote Originally Posted by treefarmer
    There are a lot of areas that look like this! So a big bust for me on this product. I went to home depot and picked up 12 tubes of Sikaflex SL. Dig this stuff out with one hand on a shop vac hose.
    Ya know, Treefarmer, that UPS looks pretty good. Couldn't you patch or reapply in those bad areas instead of redoing the whole pool with the Sika?
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    Re: Ultimate Pool Seal

    The UPS is loose 80% around the pool. If you grab the open edge of it it'll just lift up in your hand, which tells me it's not sealing at all. I have chunks of it in the bottom of the pool when it gets windy.
    20x40 gunite inground roman shape 7 ft deep end, 1hp hayward main pump, 2hp in-floor cleaner pump for Paramount PV-3,all plumbing 2" sch 40, Nitro wall climber robot, Fiberstars WPC-2, ColorLogic LED lights, Hayward 425 sq. ft. cartridge filter, UltraPure UPP25 UV ozone.

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    Re: Ultimate Pool Seal

    Ahhh, I see. Wasn't obvious from the photo that the problem was so extensive.

    Too bad, the UPS seemed like it would be easy to install & it does look pretty good. TGTBT, I guess.
    36K gallon 42X22 gunite/plaster kidney-shaped IG;
    1 hp Hayward Super Pump (new in 2012);
    Hayward S244T sand filter w/ Zeosand (both new in 2009);
    175K BTU LAARS Lite2 LG natural gas heater; Polaris 380;
    TF-100 test kit.

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    Re: Ultimate Pool Seal

    Quote Originally Posted by jhirsch1
    I ordered the "origional pool seal" the other day. It is a new version which you premix before use. I'll let you know how it goes.
    Did you ever use the product? If yes, please review for us and photos.

    Thanks

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    Didn't use it yet. Will install in May. I hope it sticks!
    2008 23K IG Liner, Pentair intellipump vf, 48DE filter, Heatpump, SWC, aquabot turbo T, K2006 Testkit

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    Re: Ultimate Pool Seal

    Quote Originally Posted by jhirsch1
    Didn't use it yet. Will install in May. I hope it sticks!
    Any product update?

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    hope to install next weekend.....
    2008 23K IG Liner, Pentair intellipump vf, 48DE filter, Heatpump, SWC, aquabot turbo T, K2006 Testkit

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    Re: Ultimate Pool Seal

    Quote Originally Posted by jhirsch1
    hope to install next weekend.....
    Status??

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    Re: Ultimate Pool Seal

    Did you ever use the Original Pool Seal? I'm considering getting some for my pool but would like some feedback.
    Thanks.

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