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    Coring in new returns

    Hi guys n gals

    In the process of my project of turning an old water storage tank into a pool, I have had to core the shell for return lines etc. Do any of you have any favourite resins etc for bedding in the PVC lines? Any experience with SIKA products?
    Thanks in advance

    Paul
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    Re: Coring in new returns

    Sika makes good waterproof products. Industry uses them a lot. Are you going to plaster it?
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    Re: Coring in new returns

    Can't wait to see pics of this project!
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    Re: Coring in new returns

    Hi Bama
    Yeah, we use a fair amount of sika, but they have several types and just wondering if anyone here has a favourite. Here in Spain 90% of pools are fully tiled with glass mosaic, so this is what I'll be doing along with Egyptian stone for the copings and the negative edge. This stone is quite a hard one, so don't think it'll delaminate on the edge, but at the same time I'll be able to grind down any imperfections along it.
    I've started taking pictures and will upload them soon.
    30 foot round AGP (25k gal), 2.5 hp pump, Hayward cartridge filter, Diver Dan pool vac, TF-100 Test kit
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    Re: Coring in new returns

    In the end I went for SIKADUR 32. Worked an absolute treat, and bonded really well to the PVC. I guess I'll find out just how well at the end of the project!!!
    30 foot round AGP (25k gal), 2.5 hp pump, Hayward cartridge filter, Diver Dan pool vac, TF-100 Test kit
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    30 foot round AGP (25k gal), 2.5 hp pump, Hayward cartridge filter, Diver Dan pool vac, TF-100 Test kit
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    Re: Coring in new returns

    Hey, Project - Enjoyed the pics! Are you in Europe?

    Oh, btw, welcome to TFP!

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