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    Pool krete

    While researching my pool install I always assumed I would contract out the pool Krete job but after looking at how much people charge just for labor I am rethinking it. Just had a few questions.

    1. On a hot southern sunny day how long after a batch is made would I have to spead it?

    2. Is there anything worse that could happen beside me doing a section or 2 and realize I am not going to be able to make it look right? Other than lost pool Krete and time is there any reason not to attempt it?

    3. Is there a cheap place to get this stuff. I think I am looking at about 65 bags. Online or local would be fine just the cheapest places to look. I am located in north Alabama also.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Pool krete

    There's no reason not to try it, but unless you're pretty good with masonry, it's a fairly good job. You could always build a form and mix up a sack and test lay it to see how it works. That way you'd only waste a sack or two
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    Re: Pool krete

    Im in the same boat as you kyle11. I am going to do what bama suggested and just mixup one bag to "practice" with, if I get it down and looking good and my confidence is up, then ill tackle the entire pool.
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    Re: Pool krete

    Good luck to you both!
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    Pool krete

    Thanks melt probably gonna need it.
    18x36 Grecian Vinyl; 8' Roman steps w/t 2 spa jets; cozy cove w/t 6 spa jets; 2 MD, 1 Skimmer, 3 returns; Hayward Ecostar, 30" Ranger sand filter; Hayward color logic 4.0 LED light; Hayward aqua logic; 2" PVC pipe 4 Jandy Valves

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