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    Silicone Caulk Replacement for Deck O Seal

    Can any forum members recommend a good silicone caulk to use around the pool? I am need to reseal the line between the tiles in my pool and the top coping. In the past I have used Deck O Seal but it was such a pain to use and was rather expensive. Will any a good white water proof caulk work?

    Thanks in advance.
    29,000 gallon irregularly shaped in ground pool. Plaster. DE Filter. 1 hp pump. Pool approximately 10 years old. Polaris 380 robotic cleaner. Middletown, Delaware.

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    Re: Silicone Caulk Replacement for Deck O Seal

    Deck o Seal is a polyurethane caulk and it is the best for that application. It is pricey and hard to use.

    Silicone caulk is cheaper and easier but will not be as durable....your call.
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    Re: Silicone Caulk Replacement for Deck O Seal

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Deck o Seal is a polyurethane caulk and it is the best for that application. It is pricey and hard to use.

    Silicone caulk is cheaper and easier but will not be as durable....your call.
    Deck o Seal is a Polysulfide rubber, not polyurethane.
    21K gal 16' x 40' in-ground pool built 1959, old school with Jacuzzi bronze pump, American Products 24" Sand Filter & Americana Multiport valve, Jandy Lite2 millivolt heater, Coverstar cover, and classic Kreepy Krauly.

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    Re: Silicone Caulk Replacement for Deck O Seal

    Oops! Should've checked first.
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    Re: Silicone Caulk Replacement for Deck O Seal

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Oops! Should've checked first.
    We'll let it slide this time, Dave. :P
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    Re: Silicone Caulk Replacement for Deck O Seal

    We use a silicone caulk by Dow and have been able to get it on line in the past. It performs well and when I get home from work, I can check and see the name of it, but I think it's this one: http://www.dowcorning.com/applications/ ... px?r=200en
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