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    What is the proper time to wait

    For caulking between coping and decking?
    Pool: IG, 8'W x20'L x5' deep, 6000 gallons, Stonescapes Blue Tropics Mini-Pebble gunite pool
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    Re: What is the proper time to wait

    Can you post a picture of what you have? Gunite or vinyl or fiberglass?

    I assume they have installed the coping and the deck and that the coping and the deck are separate?

    The answer is it depends on the type of pool, how the coping is set up and how the deck is set up.

    If there is any material placed in the joint it is placed at time the material is poured. If the contractor is going back later and creating full depth control joints then it could be a day it could be a week or two. It depends on the material, the weather and several other factors.
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    Re: What is the proper time to wait

    Gunite pool with a concrete deck and the coping is manufactured concrete pieces. It has been a month. PB is stating mastic sealing between coping and decking is a couple months.
    Pool: IG, 8'W x20'L x5' deep, 6000 gallons, Stonescapes Blue Tropics Mini-Pebble gunite pool
    Equipment: Hayward SwimClear 3030 cartridge filter, SP32102EE Tristar 1 HP 2-speed pump,
    Universal H-Series Low NOx H400FDN (400K BTU) heater, SWG = Hayward Aqua
    Rite with Turbo Cell 9, and a Navigator XL cleaner
    Ground break 7/12/2013 Filled 8/6/2013

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    Re: What is the proper time to wait

    That doesn't sound wrong for what you have.

    I suspect the PB is seeing how it settles out after a couple of months.

    Structurally your pool and deck are very big sold separate structures that behave differently. He wants to give them time to settle and see where they end up before he finishes the joint. Is the joint getting bigger?

    There are some folks on here who say you shouldn't even pour the pool deck until the area around the pool has settled over the winter. A good point but most PB customers want the mud gone sooner.
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