How To Repair Old, Damaged Pool Copingby Sarah B. Marketing Writer | Thinker | Environmentalist
Pool coping is the cover or crown that is used to cap the shell wall of a swimming pool. Concrete and natural stone pool coping tiles are the most popular materials used for pool coping.
For swimming pool coping, it is pretty easy to crack and break over time. When not fixed, water may enter through these openings and further the damage to your swimming pool setting.
For small, thin line cracks, you could consider applying waterproof sealant. If there are too many cracks, it is advisable to get them replaced with a good quality coping tiles. You cannot replace just the cracked ones and expect no patches on your tiled swimming pool edges. In almost every case, you have to replace the entire pool coping, because you cannot find a natural stone that matches with your existing setting.
This article enunciates stepwise best practices to remove and repair your damaged pool coping –
Remove Old Mortar & Coping –
You will need a hammer and a chisel to achieve this purpose. If there is a large areas to cover, prefer using a cut saw to remove existing mortar from the pool coping. Make sure there is no old mortar where you are considering replacement.
Prepare the Pool Coping Grout/Mortar –
Mix the pool coping mixture in a separate bucket. Take care of the right proportions and quantities suggested on the product label.
Apply the Mixture –
Apply a thin (as required) layer of grout mixture over the surface where you have to lay pool coping tiles. You will need to use a trowel to protect your hand and do it like a pro. Make sure this layer is thick enough to grip the tile without creating a bulge on the existing tile pattern.
You will also need to apply the mixture on the back of each pool coping tile, before pressing them over the area to be tiled. Press hard the tile to ensure that it is level with the ones it is touching.
Fill the gaps between tiles with grout mixture. And wipe the excess mortar from the tile surface. Rest the freshly installed pool coping tiles for 24 hours before reusing.
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