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    Pool coping needing repairs





    Sorry i'm pretty new to this pool stuff... but i can definitely tell the caulking area between the coping and the pool deck needs repairs. That sounds rather easy... just yank out the old stuff, pour sand in it, and put caulk in. Maybe put sand on top of the caulk or use a special kind of caulk?


    But what about the coping around the pool, the stones and grout. It looks like there are cracks all over, and if I stomp on some of them they either move a little or sound hollow.
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    Re: Pool coping needing repairs

    Minor cracks are alright, but lose stone is a problem. Fixing that is masonry work, remove the lose stone chisel out the mortar around the removed stone, and re-mortar.

    It is easiest to do if your remove the old caulk first, then re-mortar the stone, then install the new caulk.
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    Re: Pool coping needing repairs

    Thanks. Maybe I'll look into trying it then. Doesn't sound too tough. To be honest I don't really like the sharp rock around the pool. Would rather have something with a rounder edge, but probably not worth the hassle/cost of replacing every stone.
    25,000 Gallon Pool, In Ground, Plaster, DE Filter (need to get model), need to get pump, pool build year unknown

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