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    Diving Rock Loose

    I've searched everywhere on this site as well as on google (which just leads me back to this site) and have not been able to find an answer to my question. I've got an in ground salt water pool in our back yard and the diving rock is coming loose. You can put one foot on the rear and one on the front edge and the rear will come up about 1/2". Its pretty scary thinking that the rock is going to follow someone in after a big jump. What do I need to do to re-secure the rock? Do I just need to pry it up and use adhesive for rock and concrete to glue it back down or are there rebar rods going through it which would add difficulty? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    Re: Diving Rock Loose

    It would be better if you could post a pic of it.

    The rock is probably not anchored with rebar. Your best bet is probably to pry it up and flow some epoxy grout in the crack, but it hard to say without seeing how it's laid.
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    Re: Diving Rock Loose

    These are the best photos I could get since its night time. Hopefully this will give you guys enough to help me out.



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    24K in ground pool, raised hot tub with overflow
    All Hayward equipment
    2hp filter pump and waterfall pump
    3/4hp booster pump (currently missing motor) for cleaning
    400K BTU NG heater

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    Re: Diving Rock Loose

    Exactly which part lifts up? Does the rock lift off the grout or does the grout lift off the deck?
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    Re: Diving Rock Loose

    The rock separates from the grout. The grout does not move off the deck.
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    3/4hp booster pump (currently missing motor) for cleaning
    400K BTU NG heater

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    Re: Diving Rock Loose

    Your pictures aren't showing up anymore.

    It looked like there was a crack in the grout at the coping/decking joint is the reason I asked.

    I would lift the rock up or remove it if I could and clean the area as best I could and then apply some marine epoxy to the joint and sit the rock back on it.
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    Re: Diving Rock Loose

    +1 To what Bama said. I'd bet for sure there were no rebar tie-ins. Some good Epoxy should do the trick just fine.
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    Re: Diving Rock Loose

    That's odd about the pictures. They are showing up just fine on my work computer without even being logged in. Anyway, thanks again for the help guys. I will give this a try this weekend and see what I can make happen. I will let you know how it goes. Is there a favorite brand of epoxy that anyone likes?
    Home purchased in 2013 :: Pool built in 2008 :: Pool builder not in business anymore.
    24K in ground pool, raised hot tub with overflow
    All Hayward equipment
    2hp filter pump and waterfall pump
    3/4hp booster pump (currently missing motor) for cleaning
    400K BTU NG heater

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    Re: Diving Rock Loose

    No worry about the pics. It's my problem. New firewall setting here that blocks everything from Photobucket.
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    Re: Diving Rock Loose

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    No worry about the pics. It's my problem. New firewall setting here that blocks everything from Photobucket.
    Guess they don't want us viewing at work. I have the same issue on mine too.
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