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    Replacing liner have some renovation questions

    I’m scheduled to have my liner replaced in the next couple of weeks and have some items that I would like feedback on…….


    1) Pool was installed in 2000 with “anti-vortex” main drain. PB/Installer recommended a safety upgrade during liner replacement that splits single main drain with T so that you have 2 inlets. I’m not familiar with this retrofit. Is this worth it?

    2) Original builder screwed up 2nd skimmer in shallow which leaked after first few days of opening. My stamped concrete deck was pristine at the time and I did not want to bust up the concrete. (about 4 feet wide around skimmer side) We negotiated a monetary settlement and he disabled that skimmer. They capped line and plugged inside of skimmer. One skimmer has been sufficient so far. Is 2nd skimmer overkill on this size pool? I’m having second thoughts about not repairing. Installer suggested fabricating false panel on wall and get rid of skimmer.

    3) My stamped concrete (round slate rock type pattern) is worn and original stain is chipped pretty bad in several places. The color was also too dark for my personal preference. I noticed from searching other posts that someone recommended Olympic Patio tone for a good non slip deck coating. Anyone ever used this on their stamped concrete? I also want to change the color. The wife likes a tan color, not sure how that would look with the rock pattern. Grey may look more authentic. I am gonna try and get a sample and do a test.

    4) I have a few cracks and I need to seal expansion joints on my decking. I would like to seal these before I paint. Which caulk/sealant should I use? Would it be paintable? Or should I use something like hydraulic cement to fill the cracks?

    5) Anything else I should do while the liner is out?

    Thanks in advance! TFP.com has been great help so far.


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    Re: Replacing liner have some renovation questions

    Welcome to TFP!!


    Splitting the drains, may not be optional with the new pool safety laws in place I would check the local codes for main drains and if rehabs need to be compliant.

    What exactly is wrong with the skimmer? I understand that you don't want to wreck the deck - an alternative is to tunnel under the deck to make the repairs 4' isn't too bad a dig If you've had good skimming with only the one skimmer, riveting a steel plate over the abandoned one is a good way to go

    I'll leave the deck questions to others
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    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

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    Re: Replacing liner have some renovation questions

    Thanks for the quick reply....

    I'm pretty sure it was leaking at the hookup underneath. I was there when they were hooking up the plumbing and noticed the installer was having difficulty mating the PVC. It's a hayward skimmer.






    18,000 gl IG Heldor Steel Wall Kidney 8 ft w/diving board
    Fiberglass steps, 1 working skimmer, 3 returns, 1 main drain
    6 rooftop Fafco Solar Panels
    Liquidator
    18,000 IG Vinyl
    Solar Heat

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