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    Repair or Replace coping??

    Hi All, I have a pool with pebblecrete coping that has a mind of its own. It is slowly starting to lift itself off the edge of the pool (see pic below) and I have no idea why. If I did not know any better I would say it is expanding. There is another section of the pool where it has come away in sections but these section do not fit back into their positions?? The combined sections are larger than the area they came from. Either way it needs attention. I do not know much about such things so any advice suggestion would be good. I inherited the pool with the house and I suspect it is 15 y/o??
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    Re: Repair or Replace coping??

    Welcome to TFP.

    I don't know what type freeze/thaw cycles you have where you are, but deck and/or coping movement is usually caused by ground heave from the freeze/thaw cycles.

    Depending on how bad it is, will determine if it can be repaired or should be replaced. More pictures would help.
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    Re: Repair or Replace coping??

    Hi Thanks for the welcome.

    I do not get freeze/thaw cycles. Where I am in Australia our temps vary from 10 to maybe high 30's to 40 deg C. No freezing. The foundations here are rock and clay so next to no movement. The coping does not have expansion joints so I suspect it is due to some form of thermal stress?? I will endeavour to take some more photos. Thanks!!

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