I have a very unfortunate situation. The caulk that is between the brick coping and concrete deck is lower than both of those surfaces. The concrete deck has risen the tad. This is the last thing in the world that you want because all the water puddles onto the caulk instead of draining away. Regardless of how good the caulk is, if there are any holes, water will fill the area you do not want it to fill.
I have 2 area’s that are really problematic & I want to avoid problems that have already occurred, see photo.
For these two problem areas, I draped a double layered sheet of plastic that will hang well beyond the brick into the pool and will hang well beyond the brick onto the concrete deck, see photo. My actual plastic extends well beyond what you see in the photo & is weighted down w my safety cover & bricks, the photo was just a quick thing I wanted to show the concept.
I would like to know if any of you strongly advised that I remove the plastic. I am sure it will keep rain water off of my caulk area, but I do realize that it will likely be wet from condensation essentially all of the time. I expect that when I remove the plastic next spring I could see mold/mildew/algae that I will treat with which bleach directly on the problem (except on the caulk).
I would like to know if any of you strongly advises that I remove the plastic.
What a disaster! Essentially unfixable- but if anyone has any suggestions I am all ears. Yes I know get the caulk perfect; if perfect it'll eventally leak, if not when it is new then when it is older. Major PITA