Recent content by three4rd

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    Pool boy costs

    Interesting about the varied costs per week to take care of the pool depending on locale. Geez....guess I better start paying myself for all the work I've been doing over the past 27 years....LOL :)
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    Grout is cracking and breaking up between the tile and coping after renovation

    Gwegan, Thanks for that explanation. Very well stated and helps me to get the bigger picture. That being said, though, I'm still confused as to what you're recommending for the problem I'm having. Are you indicating that there should have never been grout put in at the tops of the tiles and...
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    Grout is cracking and breaking up between the tile and coping after renovation

    Dave, So I have what is considered to be cantilevered decking? I consider what I have to be just a regular deck. What is the difference? My original pool had grout between the top of the tiles and the coping and it lasted for years without any pieces falling off. Eventually crack lines...
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    Grout is cracking and breaking up between the tile and coping after renovation

    Didn't realize I had to go into settings to delete images....so now I got rid of enough that allowed me to upload additional. Dave...let me know if this helps you at all. If it doesn't, I'll have to get a pic from inside the pool. Otherwise it's hard to see the grouting problem since it's all...
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    Grout is cracking and breaking up between the tile and coping after renovation

    Tried several times to delete one of the existing pics but it won't do it. I did take another one from a bit farther away but not sure it will help you. The forum is still telling me I have exceeded my upload quota by a specific number of KB. If I can delete one of the existing, I'll try again.
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    Grout is cracking and breaking up between the tile and coping after renovation

    What is the implication of your last question...(?) Are you asking if I have the means to pay to have repairs done? If so, most definitely. Remember I'm the one who forks out $$ to keep going with baquacil LOL! Although I just paid a decent amount to have the pool renovated. Wasn't planning on...
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    Grout is cracking and breaking up between the tile and coping after renovation

    From the pics, there appears to be no damage to the top horizontal surface of the tiles. It's just that the grouting that is level with and goes against the top of the tile seems to be falling out. Still, I would think this invites further damage during the winter and certainly should not be...
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    Grout is cracking and breaking up between the tile and coping after renovation

    I'm not familiar with cantilevered decks but from some quick research about it I'm fairly certain I don't have that. Mine is your typical poured, broomed concrete decking that is level with the coping, and then the usual vulcanized caulking (or whatever was used for the renovation) expansion...
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    Grout is cracking and breaking up between the tile and coping after renovation

    Hi Duraleigh...not sure really. All I'm fairly certain of is that the problem didn't seem to be there when I opened the pool. What I am sure of is that it didn't look like this when the renovation was completed nor until fairly recently I believe.
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    Grout is cracking and breaking up between the tile and coping after renovation

    Hi, I had my pool completely redone only 2 summers ago, and now I find that there are crack lines and pieces falling out between the top of the tiles and the bottom (underside) of the coping. Should this be happening so soon? It is mostly around the shallow end, but all around the pool there is...
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    A question about using Sodium Carbonate and Disodium Metasilicate and effects on pH

    Actually I don't use muriatic...I use granular BioGuard Lo n Slo. You guys might convince me...that's true...but I have a really hard time thinking about actually dumping bleach into the pool! I was at a hotel one time when I saw the owner come out and do that and was quite horrified really...
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    A question about using Sodium Carbonate and Disodium Metasilicate and effects on pH

    Jason...LOL...no problem! I should have mentioned that this whole thing is associated with trying to forge on with baquacil. I appreciate your input!! Matt....thanks as well. Yeah...you pretty well nailed it. With all due respect, I'm not convinced of being on the "losing end" of the baqua...
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    How long does replastering generally result in higher pH levels?

    Not a chance...those tablets are what I am choosing to try in place of the discontinued chemical called "Assist".
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    How long does replastering generally result in higher pH levels?

    Just wondering....I had the pool replastered summer of 2014, and so I expected it during the remainder of that season and the next, but the continued increase in pH this season actually seems to be worse than last year. That doesn't make any sense to me. Any reason for it? I'm getting tired of...
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    A question about using Sodium Carbonate and Disodium Metasilicate and effects on pH

    Hi, I recently started adding Aqua Finesse Pool Care tablets to my pool since they are supposed to help with eliminating biofilms, slime, water mold, etc. A concern I have is that both of the ingredients, sodium carbonate and disodium metasilicate, are basic and so will increase the pH. This is...