I sealed my marbella this morning. i wanted to seal the overhang and originally tried to spray it on. i saw how much sealer was getting into the water so i took some lambswool and did it that way from then on, but that caused another problem; trying not to get the lambswool wet, which i did a couple of times. sealing is supposed to be done on a dry surface. so i got some water on the coping. bummer. tip #1. lower the water level or do the first seal before water is in the pool. i had stopped filling the pool since i was going to seal and they have to come on friday to retouch pebble and tile and i still touched the water with the lambswool.
tip #2. wear gloves. i don't know what kind of chemicals those r. i should've wore gloves from the get-go
tip #3. if someone has a better way to do it, pls let us know. i used a piece of wood/cardboard to block the sealer from going into the water for when i sprayed the edge of the coping.
tip 4. a backpack sprayer would've made it a bit faster due to trying to navigate tip 3 and moving the sealer. no big deal, though.
tip 5. i wish i had a tip for how to do a large deck. says to rub off excess puddles after 20 minutes but it also says not to walk on it until 2 hrs afterwards. maybe walk barefoot or with a plastic bag or special shoes like those funky shoes they where for pebble. i wore flilp flops and took them off as necessary walking around the coping and deck and did step barefoot onto the sealer with clean feet to rub off excess
Question. now what do i do about getting the sealer out of the pool that got into the pool? i guess it's like suntan lotion and natural oils. i have a salt water pool. i can see oil floating on top of the pool. i am going to run the pump most of the day on low (not high cuz i worry the pop ups will spray water on the overhang on the baja step)-i'd have to see, again, but i think it does that. do i just have to hope it grabs on to some leaves in the pool and i get it out little by little in the skimmer or is there something else i could do? any other tips on sealing a pool?!