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    Question about sealer between steps and concrete

    I have a IG pool with steps at one end. I filled the crack between the steps and concrete before with just plain old caulk ( clear). Over the years the caulk got dirty and looks bad so I removed all I could. No does anyone have suggestions on what to use to fill this in? I have enclosed a few pics of the area and my pool.

    Mike
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    I have an AG pool so I can't help.

    I just wanted to comment on your Swimming pooch.

    How cute....
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    thanks
    she's like a kid always in the water
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    Some of the liner pool people may have a better solution but I would clean out the old caulking and re-caulk. While the caulk is still wet I would embed sand that matches the surrounding concrete into the wet caulk.
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    Sorry, I can't help either... I have an above ground too AND I want my dog back!

    Here is my girl Casey swimming!


    If she sees you grab a towel and you have your swim suit on and you don't take her, there's gonna be trouble!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Mike,

    Clean out the old Caulk as cleanly as you can.

    If the crack is really deep, you can insert "backer rod" down into the crack to provide support for the new caulk.

    Easily the most durable and appropriate caulk is polyurethane...it's available in many colors.

    It is not very user friendly. You must tape both sides of the seam with masking tape and then apply the caulk very carefully trowling the top surface level with a small putty knife.

    It'll take a day or so to dry but when it does, you will have an attractive, flexible joint that will last for years.
    Dave S.
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    Thanks Dave
    I was thinking of caulk again and I will pick up the polyurethane kind.

    Much Appreciated!
    22,000 IG vinyl liner
    sand filter
    LQ 8 gallon

    Jacuzzi Hot Tub
    420 gallons

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