Water leaked out of the deep end last season, Vinyl liner destroyed in winter..

itsme_bernie

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One thing I should mention I would not patch large places with cement+mortar use vermiculite if you are going to patch. The patches that mine had fell out they did not stick to the vermiculite A skim coat of vermiculite may work. They say you can patch vermiculite with sand+mortar mine was subjected unprotected weather and may have been installed wrong. liners bleach out normally due to sun so I would just put it down as time to change the liner. Jimmy may be the pro :)
Oh this pool was probably due for a new liner ten years ago when I moved in! I squeezed an extra decade out of it. I was bleached looking back then.
I have to read more about this vermiculite. I have done a little bit of work with cement before, so I am sort of familiar. When I Google vermiculite, I see a lumpy looking material. It would definitely add a texture to the bottom when the vinyl is in? The vermiculite is mixed with concrete instead of sand?

Thanks man

Bernie
 

duraleigh

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Yeah, the mix is vermiculite and masonry cement and mixes up to a trowelable consistency. It is very lightweight and can be dented, even when it sets up.

The idea is to trowel it out into a smooth surface but that is not as easy as it may sound. If you are considering a DIY, at the VERY least watch a tradesman put in a job. In fact, I purchased the cement, vermiculite and many, many cool ones and watched that work from the sidelines......glad I did.
 

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Theres a supply house in fairfield that has premix that's gonna be easiest. They wo t sell to homeowners but i can call an order in for you and you pay at pickup. Get it clean amd take pics so we know what your dealing with