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Leak between skimmer faceplate and pool wall

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i have an indoor swimming pool with two skimmers. There appears to be a leak on one of the skimmers, between the skimmer faceplace and the pool wall, the mortar is disintegrating leaving gaps. 

Can i fix this leak with a pool putty or 2 part epoxy?

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You can put a band-aid on it that might last a few years and ruin any chance of a real repair. If you're going to do that, use silicone caulk. At least it can be removed when it's time to get it fixed right.

@jimmythegreek, @Pool Clown, anything you can add, this is not my area of expertise by a long shot.

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A good fix is to use a grout removal tool amd scrape the area down to leave a deep valley all around it. Keep nice clean edges take your time. Then use an epoxy tile grout to grout the joint.  Doing just a patch area usually leads to the surrounding areas failing soon after so I prefer to do it once 

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