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    Mortar in pool

    We are getting a new concrete deck installed with brick coping. They installed coping yesterday, and what do you know....there are a couple spots where a quarter sized glob of mortar fell onto our gunite pool surface. Any advice on how to remove them safely with minimal damage to gunite? I'm afraid to leave it up to them. Thanks!
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    Re: Mortar in pool

    Have you tried to remove it? It should barely be stuck, if at all, I think.
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    Re: Mortar in pool

    I have. It is on the conversation bench, so only one foot of water above. Probably dried in sun over the day. It is hard.
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    Re: Mortar in pool

    Got a metal putty knife or wood chisel? Hold it close to flat and give it a smack with the ball of your hand. Bet it pops right off.
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