Hello - first time poster here,
I have a hot tub that has two waterfalls into my pool. The white flagstone (don't know how better to describe it) is cracking in places, loose in places, and has come off in places.
I have read this thread: http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...agstone-Coping
I have three questions:
1. in the post 05-09-2011, 01:00 PM in the thread I referenced above, it mentions "TypeS mortar with a bonding agent." I bought some Type S mortar. Do I need to buy bonding agent as well (if so, where to buy and what's it called) or is the bonding agent just a part of the Type S mortar, so there's nothing else to buy?
2. As I mentioned, I also have some stones on the top of the hot tub that seem secure but have some cracks. Is there some sort of sealant that I should put in the cracks (they are narrow, so this task would be difficult), or is there some sealing finish (same idea as using polyurethane to seal a wood floor but I certainly don't want something that slick on the hot tub) that I could coat the entire top of the hot tub with?
3. Any other tips or direction?
I am planning to remove any stones that I can wiggle loose with my hands, clean off the grout, wet the surfaces and re-seat the stones, let it dry, fill in grout, then maybe seal the grout and or stone based upon recommendations here. Please see pictures below.
FortWorthAreaPool (how about "FW" for short?)