The subject kind of says it all. We are in the final stages of our pool build. The decking pavers went down just before Christmas and the polymeric sand went in New Year's Eve. The pool will have a salt system and I've heard from a lot of folks that sealing the stone is necessary to prevent salt degradation. My question is what kind of sealer. I have read disparaging comments on this board about 'the **** you buy at Home Depot', but cannot find any reference to a better source (or even a brand name).
I am considering Deck-O-Grip, both for its sealing properties and also its slip resistance. Is this a viable solution? Should I even bother sealing the deck? Any advice, greatly appreciated.
I live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area (HOT!!!). The pavers are sand-set over 12 inches of compacted road-base.
I am building the pool through a local company, Pool By Owner (http://poolsbyowner.com/), which allowed me to design and oversee all aspects of the construction. As you can see from the photos in the link, I had a challenging site to work with. The yard is not really small, just very narrow. There is also a 10% to 20% grade which added to the fun. I decided on using all Pentair equipment. The pool has a 105 ft perimeter and varies between 3.5 and 4.5 ft depth. I have not calculated the volume, I think I will just record the meter reading when I fill.
I really appreciate all of the shared knowledge on this site. I learned a lot and gained the confidence to take this project on. My boys are looking forward to a cooler summer.