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Thread: New Limestone Coping: Cracks or veins?

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    New Limestone Coping: Cracks or veins?

    I just had my pool redone. They installed Limestone Coping that is beautiful. I have noticed all 4 courners have a hairline crack from the pool edge coming back 8-10 inches.

    The Builder told me these are NOT cracks thay are natual stone veins. I do not beleave this is true looking at stone veins in-line.

    Can you all take a look at the pictures and let me know your thoughts? I'm worried about the winter
    and the stones cracking more. I think the builder is trying to get out of replacing the 4 slabs.



    A New Member - Debra

    http://s1165.photobucket.com/albums/q591/vz13ws/

    here is the link to my pictures I hope this works? Please let me as I'm new to this.
    Rowlett, TX
    In-ground Pool - Remodel 2012
    Hayward Equipment
    28K gallons
    1 skimmer
    Pictures of pool before and after
    http://s1165.photobucket.com/albums/q591/vz13ws/

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    Re: New Limestone Coping: Cracks or veins?

    Pics?
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    18' X 38' IG Vinyl, 3' - 8' depth ~ 24K gallons
    2 skimmers, 2 wall suctions, 3 returns, 1.5" piping

    Hayward Equipment: 1HP Tri-star 2-speed, Aqua-Plus SWG,
    Star-Clear Plus 175 sqft cartridge filter, Colorlogic 4.0 LED

    The Pool Cleaner 4X(suction)
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    Re: New Limestone Coping: Cracks or veins?

    http://s1165.photobucket.com/albums/q591/vz13ws/


    Sorry, see if this website works with my pictures, Please
    Rowlett, TX
    In-ground Pool - Remodel 2012
    Hayward Equipment
    28K gallons
    1 skimmer
    Pictures of pool before and after
    http://s1165.photobucket.com/albums/q591/vz13ws/

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    Re: New Limestone Coping: Cracks or veins?

    I would choose to live with the cracks, the replacements would look like.... Replacements I would think. Really hard to get a good match.
    (DIY):16K Gal 20X30 rectangular IG Gunite, w/spa, CCP 520 filter,2 Pentair VS pumps, 400KBTU Pentair gas heater, Heat Pump for cooling, **update5.25.2013** added an intellichem with acid pump that will control existing SWG. My Build Thread Here

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    Re: New Limestone Coping: Cracks or veins?

    I agree that the stones should not be replaced or, it will look worse. What is making me upset is that the contractor did not even come out to look at the cracks? He told me over a phone call that all natual stone have veins. That they come out of the ground with veins. How would he know these are not cracks unless he was to come out to see them? I did mantion they were hairline cracks..

    I researched that if you can feel the crack its cracked - I can't seem to feel the crack when running my fingers over them. I'm hoping this winter in (texas) does not cause more cracking due to extreme weather.


    Thank you, All for your help

    Debra
    Rowlett, TX
    In-ground Pool - Remodel 2012
    Hayward Equipment
    28K gallons
    1 skimmer
    Pictures of pool before and after
    http://s1165.photobucket.com/albums/q591/vz13ws/

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