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    Rock sealant?

    I have my IG pool, 4 ft of concrete around the pool, and then small rocks called River Rock around the rest of the area. The river rock is anywhere from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inch in diameter.
    When I take my solor cover off of the pool, I just pull it into a corner that has the rocks under it. The problem is that when I drag the cover over to put it back onto the pool, rocks come with it and they get into the pool.
    Does anyone know of a sealant or schellac or something that I can put on the rocks to hold them in place? I don't want to get a roller for the cover because it will be to large for the area.

    Thanks.
    Bruce

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    Bruce, I have a friend that did something similar (although non-pool related). What he did was took a full gallon of PolyUrethane and dumped it on a section of Pea-Gravel to hold them in place. Now be forewarned, that was the shiniest Pea-Gravel I have ever seen but, they were not going anywhere after it cured. Don't know if that helps. Good luck and keep us posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by divnkd101
    Bruce, I have a friend that did something similar (although non-pool related). What he did was took a full gallon of PolyUrethane and dumped it on a section of Pea-Gravel to hold them in place. Now be forewarned, that was the shiniest Pea-Gravel I have ever seen but, they were not going anywhere after it cured. Don't know if that helps. Good luck and keep us posted.
    That is a good idea. Do you know if the area got hot? I still want to be able to walk on it and not burn my feet or the solor cover Maybe it comes in a mat finish?

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    No, it was not too hot. My only fear would be that it would cause the rocks to be too slippery. However, you stated that there is a large variation in the size of rocks. There should be enough discontinuity on the surface to prevent that. Be sure to post some pics once you make a decision and "Get'R'Done".
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