Plastic Step Repair, Coping Paint, Possible Leak ..
Posted 25 May 2010 - 03:04 AM
I have a 16' x 36' inground pool. First of all, my coping has turn a disgusting yellow color, and my assumption is that it is from the paint wearing off, as it is a nice white under some the coping seam clips. What type of paint is best to use for this to revive bring back the color of the coping to a nice white? Just a regular outdoor epoxy paint? acrylic?
Next, my stairs have a spot in them that is cracked (plastic stairs). The crack does not appear to be all the way through, but it looks as if it could get worse. Is there a good way to do a simple repair to these? The pool guy before that did my liner put some caulk over the cracks that seemed to work pretty well, but it has since worn off. Could I do this again just to put a barrier between the cracks and the water? Or is this something that the pool level should be dropped for to do the repair with the steps dry? Is there a way to do this repair being under the water?
Finally, I just got my pool open this year about a week ago. I appear to be losing possibly about 1" of water over the course of about 3 days. It has been very warm here in MA the last couple of days (mid 80's). I am not sure if this is normal evaporation or if I am experiencing a leak somewhere. It seems like it lost about a 1/4" of water last night while the pump was off. I keep reading about a dye test. What do you use to test for leaks and how would I go about this? I do not have a bottom drain, so it would either be my return line or my skimmer line that would be leaking if anything, as the liner is only 2 years old. I am wondering also if I might be losing some water through my stairs. This is where I feel that being able to a dye test would help me out, as I would be able to see where my possible water loss is coming from.
Any help is appreciated folks, and thanks in advance.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 06:37 AM
Curious if anyone will share detail with me on the tools and tricks to doing this... I need to get it done quick.
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