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Thread: Sand, Sand and Portland, or Vermiculite with sand & Portland

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    Sand, Sand and Portland, or Vermiculite with sand & Portland

    How can I tell what the bottom of my pool is? I included a couple pics in case this helps.

    I have some areas of the pool floor to patch (about 30%) and am trying to figure out what to use.

    Thanks,
    Anthony
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    18X36 IG Vinyl Grecian ~26K gallons
    Unidentified pump, Pentair Quad DE 100

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    Re: Sand, Sand and Portland, or Vermiculite with sand & Portland

    That appears to be V + Portland with sand below it. Quite patchable but I expect it will take some time. Don't measure for the new liner until it's fixed though. l always measure to what is, not to what is desired.


    Scott
    Owner of - PoolGuyNJ LLC
    Expert Pool and Spa Repairs, Renovations, and Augmentation. Helping people decide what is the right gear for meeting their needs. Expectations Set, Expectations Met, No Surprises.

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    Re: Sand, Sand and Portland, or Vermiculite with sand & Portland

    Quote Originally Posted by PoolGuyNJ
    That appears to be V + Portland with sand below it. Quite patchable but I expect it will take some time. Don't measure for the new liner until it's fixed though. l always measure to what is, not to what is desired.


    Scott
    Thanks for the response. With the idea that this is V+Portland ,,, what are my options for patching? I work at a company that uses vermiculite to pack chemicals for shipping. We use everything from chunks to a finer sand-like material. I assume that I can buy Portland at my local home improvement store and mix with the sand-like stuff similar to a concrete mix?

    Thanks again.
    Anthony
    18X36 IG Vinyl Grecian ~26K gallons
    Unidentified pump, Pentair Quad DE 100

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    Re: Sand, Sand and Portland, or Vermiculite with sand & Portland

    Or you can buy premix. It costs a little more but I think it's worth it.

    Scott
    Owner of - PoolGuyNJ LLC
    Expert Pool and Spa Repairs, Renovations, and Augmentation. Helping people decide what is the right gear for meeting their needs. Expectations Set, Expectations Met, No Surprises.

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