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    Wrap pipes for cold weather

    That is a good point. We don't often have more than a day and it usually warms up during the day. However, I think installing a power socket and using the tape is the only real way to be sure.
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    Wrap pipes for cold weather

    yes, I am looking at the pipe wrap but right now I don't have a plug in out there. ultimately that is what is best i think. Kind of guarantees it wont freeze, as long as the pipe wrap doesn't Crud out.
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    Wrap pipes for cold weather

    I have not winterized because I have a hot tub that is connected which I like to use in the winter and I don't have many trees. Also, my wife likes to hear and see the water spilling over from the hot tub and fountain. Thanks for the thread, I may winterize next year because I adjusted my...
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    Wrap pipes for cold weather

    Does anyone have any recommendation on the best way to wrap pipes. I live in Oklahoma and it can get below freezing but not too often. It is usually only gets to about 20 on a cold day. I have my equipment covered with tarp that helps, but i have a couple of pipes that hold water and I am...
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    Heavy Duty Tarp or Solar Blanket to keep heat in

    The tarp is cheaper but it then sits about 1 foot over the water and I have two spillover sections that leave a gap. I wonder if I used a solar cover and a tarp if I would get double the savings of heat or if the diminishing marginal returns would be too great and I would only benefit by about...
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    Heavy Duty Tarp or Solar Blanket to keep heat in

    Does anyone know if it is better to lay a heavy duty tarp over the hot tub or to use one of those floating solar blankets to keep heat in. When i use my hot tub at night and I plan to use it in the next few days I would like to trap some of that heat in there so I don't have to reheat all the...
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    fixing underside of pool deck

    Yes, I see your point. I don't have too much experience with the different products so that is why I ask so many questions. I do have enough experience to know that these many products behave slightly different. I am going to start keeping the water level a little lower, that combined with...
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    fixing underside of pool deck

    ok, I wasnt sure because I see these kinds of epoxy where you have the two elements and they get mixed when you are using them https://www.homedepot.com/p/PC-Products-PC-Concrete-9-oz-Epoxy-072561/100653148 That is more what I associate with a really strong fix.
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    holes or spalling in shallow end of pool

    As a side note, I also have this issue on four step / seating areas around the pool that are at the same level so I will be able to do them all at the same time. Is this something I can do myself or should I hire someone. I am not sure if I would want to sand / strip a top layer and put on a...
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    Hairline Cracks on Concrete Deck

    is that cracking in the concrete, or just the cooldeck?
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    holes or spalling in shallow end of pool

    Ok, I can see how that is actually better than trying to dump a bunch of epoxy patches all over the place. I will just have to find some other use for an underwater epoxy. I appreciate the feedback, it has helped solidify what is best to be done.
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    holes or spalling in shallow end of pool

    Yes, that was the other thought. That section is actually only about 2 feet deep so that would not be too hard to do. Would you recommend waiting until sometime like October when we are not swimming as much?
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    holes or spalling in shallow end of pool

    AND, i just think it is super cool that you can have something harden under water and I want to try it!
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    holes or spalling in shallow end of pool

    I am planning on doing some major repairs in 2-3 years. I need to save up some money. So what I am trying to do right now is just the best I can to get me that 2-3 years. So areas where I am afraid there may be an issue I am trying to address. By putting epoxy on those spots I am just...
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    fixing underside of pool deck

    Issue 1 The water is not usually that high, it was from right after the rain. However, see side note below. Issue 2 Part of my problem is they have so many that seem to be similar. Which one of these three would you be referring to? 1...
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    Hairline Cracks on Concrete Deck

    wow, your cracks make my cracks look big
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    Hairline Cracks on Concrete Deck

    I just found this video Look at the 1:42 mark. looks like they definitely used some tool to widen the crack a bit so the material can get in there.
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    Hairline Cracks on Concrete Deck

    Yes, it is not a good long term repair, but it is easy and cheap. It also isnt too strong so if your concrete shifts again it will crack, but it does keep the water out and keep the elements from wearing away the edges. Also, Mine has only been on for about 4 months, we will see what the...
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    holes or spalling in shallow end of pool

    I have some areas in the shallow end of my pool that are getting quite deep holes. I am planning on doing a pool resurface but probably not for 3 more years. I am thinking of trying to repair these for now. I was trying to think of a way to build a box that could seal to the floor and then...
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    Hairline Cracks on Concrete Deck

    I used https://www.lowes.com/pd/QUIKRETE-Concrete-Crack-Seal/3006115 and just let it sit on top of the crack. I figure it is going to keep the water out and that is the point. I am not too fussed about it looking perfect. I poured it on then used a small brush to smooth it out a bit or else it...
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    fixing underside of pool deck

    Ok, so I will summarize this thread and keep it in one I have two issues with my pool deck, which is a cantilevered deck. Issue 1 - Underside of deck has a few points deteriorating. Recommendations so far: Use something to slow the deterioration and later down the road a section or the whole...
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    fixing underside of pool deck

    Sorry, I probably should have created two threads because the part that duraleigh is talking about is a bit different issue.
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    fixing underside of pool deck

    ajw22 , I also looked at some epoxy fillers at home depot as well. It is just that in a few spots it looks like it might need a bit more than just epoxy filler.
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    fixing underside of pool deck

    I am planning to apply it on the underside of a cantilevered concrete deck. If you look at picture 1,2,3 of the first post you can see what I am trying to repair. I am more trying to protect the edge from further deterioration and since it is on the underside it wont be that noticeable. I...
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    fixing underside of pool deck

    Do you guys think this stuff would work well to patch the underside of the deck? https://photos.app.goo.gl/DeVchFkzjjr4E43M8
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    fixing underside of pool deck

    I see those pics are not real helpful when I look at them. The first pic, with the boards and rocks in the middle is the one where you can see the two expansion joints on either side. The upper left hand corner (out of the picture) is where the lifted corner section is. The other pictures...
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    fixing underside of pool deck

    Ok, took some pics. I am not sure if you can tell from these pics but the section that has lifted by the pool actually doesnt have any cracks in it. However, it does have an expansion joint on either side so I am thinking it must have sunk at the other end and pushed the end by the pool up...
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    fixing underside of pool deck

    There is actually not any cracking in that section that I remember. I will have a look and take a picture tonight. I have had a leak fixed in that area and it appears the previous owner did as well in another spot near there. When I get home I will snap a few other pics of the top of the...
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    fixing underside of pool deck

    Yes, most definitely a cantilevered deck based on that thread. 1. I have some cracks in the top side of the deck as well but not too bad. 2. The white line is probably something they put in there to hold out the water between the deck and pool top. As AJw22 posted the link to the other...
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    fixing underside of pool deck

    Not sure where to put this but I am having some deterioration on the underside of my pool deck. I am not sure if I should use some no sag sealant here or some waterstop cement or something else. I also have a gap where an earthquake lifted the corner of the pool deck. Does anyone have a...