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    What to do

    I was removing old coping and mortar and it was going good until, I blew out a corner by the skimmer. How can I fix this, there appears to be epoxy be the waterline tiles. What do I need todo to fix it, thanks in advance
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    Re: What to do

    The picture is not good enough to give me the perspective needed. Can you take another pic from further back so we can see easier what the problem is?
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    Re: What to do

    Hope this one helps more, all the dark grey appears to be some kind of epoxy
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    Wow! That's gonna' be a tough one. First of all can you find the tiles or are you replacing all the tile?
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    I found tiles.

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    Well, I think I found tiles, I have probably 2 dozen broken tiles. Would it be a better route to replace all of them??

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    Anyone?? 164 views,and nothing??

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    Re: What to do

    You should not be too surprised at the lack of response. I have never seen a situation quite like yours and we prefer not to just "guess" at issues without some background experience. You may need to get a pool guy or tile guy out to look at your situation.
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    Re: What to do

    I will dive in with a recommendation but I come at this without any professional experience in this type of work, just a hard core DIYer. I see you are asking about replacing the skimmer in another post. I would worry about that first. After that is done, I would drill down along both edges of your broken coping, a few inches in and every few inches along the edges. I would cut rebar to fit in these hole and epoxy them in. Then I would wire rebar along the uprights. I would clean the exposed concrete, build a form that matches the original form of the pool, put down an adhesion agent, and fill the area it with some high quality cement that is used for patching to existing concrete. Not sure of what brand I would use but I have seen it at the box shops.
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    And he'd need to bond that new rebar, right?

    Can we get some pictures of the whole project to get some background and perspective?
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    Re: What to do

    The post about skimmer isnt mine, but thanks for jumping in.

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    Re: What to do

    The post about skimmer isnt mine, but thanks for jumping in.
    Striking similar posts. It fooled me, too!
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