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Thread: Rubber strip/sealant between liner and concrete deck

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    Rubber strip/sealant between liner and concrete deck

    Hi,

    It seems that sections of the sealant/caulking that runs along the perimeter of the pool, where the top of the liner meets the concrete deck is missing. Also, I see patches of growth along sections of the perimeter that's missing the sealant.

    What is that sealant strip called and where can I buy it?

    I plan to use a wet vac to clean out the nasty growth - is that a good way to do it? Then I'll use bleach to give it a good cleaning.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Rubber strip/sealant between liner and concrete deck

    Generally there isn't anything but in between the top of the liner and the coping, assuming we are talking a vinyl liner. Sealing that area would make it extremely difficult to replace the liner (when that eventually needs to be done). If that is actually tile, then a silicone based caulk is normally used.
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    Re: Rubber strip/sealant between liner and concrete deck

    You may be talking about liner lock? Can you post a pic of it still on?
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    Re: Rubber strip/sealant between liner and concrete deck

    I attached pics that show a strip of the beading that's still left. What is it? Is it important to have all around the pool?
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    Re: Rubber strip/sealant between liner and concrete deck

    That is liner lock. It keeps the liner from pulling out of the track. You may find it online, its easy to install. Its normally put on the corners where the liner stretches the most, or all the way around if your track is not in the best shape after many liner changes.
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    Re: Rubber strip/sealant between liner and concrete deck

    When you go to clean the area, magic erasers work great. Be careful using too concentrated of bleach on the area or you may bleach out your liner.
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