Concrete coping eroding (pitting) - how to stop


New member
Jun 22, 2021
Fountain Valley, CA
Hi all,

I am new here and appreciate any help I can get.
We live in southern California with pretty warm weather and little rainfall.
My pool is about 3 years old and I am noticing quite a few areas where the concrete coping is being eroded/pitted.
It seems to occur in the same spot on the outside of the coping between the coping and deck.

Its starts with small little chips and grows from there.
I did have the builder come back a few months ago and they patched it with new concrete but its starting again.

I got a quote for a waterproof seal but i didn't really like the look of it. its looks wet all the time.

Any recommendations for how to stop this?


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In The Industry
Jul 8, 2010
Ashford, CT
There are non wet / non slip looking concrete sealers. You can apply them yourself with a paint brush. Can't think of the name of a good one we used before but there are several. Just do not buy at a box store. Get at a concrete supply company or online.
The popping us due to air bubbles at the time of the application. A mixed up concrete dye may be your best solution for blending the small areas.
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