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Thread: Redoing Caulk around pool.

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    Redoing Caulk around pool.

    It was very cracked and looked bad guess first time in 12yrs it was done. Anyways I can't seem to get the old backing rod out will I have any issues if I leave it in and put new backing rod on top and caulk it?
    16k gallons
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    Re: Redoing Caulk around pool.

    I would only leave it in place and forego replacement as a last resort. Have you tried using a painter's 5-way tool to remove it? Great little tools for use as scraper/pick for jobs like this. (Note, you get what you pay for with these.)

    Of course your site conditions and depth-width of joint/crack will cause results to vary. If you have access to either end and are working on expansion joints or nearly straight cracks you might try running a straightened out coat hanger under the rod a couple of feet at a time then pulling up on both ends of the hanger.
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    Re: Redoing Caulk around pool.

    Tried using a putty knife and a coat hanger the thing isn't budging. I'll go buy one of those painters tool see if I can't get that to work.
    16k gallons
    IG "roman style" plaster
    Pentair CCP420 Clean and Clear Plus Pool and Spa Cartridge Filter, 150-GPM
    1hp pump
    Built in 2000

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