Concrete coping dumping sand in pool


LifeTime Supporter
Jul 3, 2015
Athens, GA
For two seasons now, I've been wondering how we keep getting sand in our pool. Today it dawned on me that it is coming from our concrete coping. That explains why we get an increase after a heavy rain and why it tends to line the side of the pool and top step. We have had this pool and coping for 15 years now and we've never sealed the concrete. Was this a mistake? Is there anything we can do at this point to minimize the degradation of the coping? It currently looks fine structurally; but the surface is rough.

Texas Splash

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MM, you posted this question about a couple weeks ago, but figured it's time to check-in. When concrete/plaster products start to show signs of erosion, it's possible it was how the product was applied, it's age, or sometimes the water chemistry (aggressive water). To rule-out the chemistry, you could post a full set of water test results.