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Old 08-31-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Illinois / Gulf Cove
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My wife was at our house in Port Charlotte and found the small pebbles that are on the area around the pool are coming loose. What is the fix for this?

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Old 08-31-2011, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Lemon Bay, Englewood, FL
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Have the entire deck coated with an outdoor concrete thin-set to completely cover the 1970s river stone, then texture with sprayscrete, and stain. Voila, a brand new deck surface!
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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I agree with Harbor Hopper. We had a lot of cracks in our pool deck and had it resurfaced with spraycrete and stained it. It looks brand new and none of the cracks have returned so far. Check with pool companies or concrete finisher companies. We used Fulton Pools in Port Charlotte because they installed our pool and they had the sub-contractors do it. You are talking about the pool deck and not the pool surface itself right? Because some pools have a Pebble Tec (brand name) finish.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:33 PM
 
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they sell a clear coating that you mop roll over the stones...and it locks them in place. Home Depot has it. You mean the brown/tan multi colored roundish stones, right.
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Illinois / Gulf Cove
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Correct it is the deck area and it is the brown and tan stones.
The clear coat how long does this last?
The spray-crete looks good, what is the cost to have it installed?


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Old 09-01-2011, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Lemon Bay, Englewood, FL
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Correct it is the deck area and it is the brown and tan stones.
The clear coat how long does this last?
The spray-crete looks good, what is the cost to have it installed?


Thank You everyone
Dave
You can do the thin-set, spraycrete & stain yourself. Can't really say how much it would cost since we don't know the sq footage. If you want it professionally done, call a few pool contractors (better yet, call the deck finishing subs so you're not paying a middle man) and have them quote it. I wouldn't think it will cost more than $2-3,000, depending on size. the materials are reletively inexpensive. When we had our pool built this year, the spraycrete/knockdown and staining were done in 3 hours. Came back the next day for the 2nd coat of stain.
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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Contact Fulton Pools www.fultonpools.com and speak with Collin McTigue. They did our pool and spraycrete finish. We were very pleased with the service and results. Here is a photo of our pool with the spraycrete decking around the pool. On our last pool we had the kool deck surface and we hated it. Everything got stuck in the tiny holes and it was a pain to clean. We love the spraycrete finish. It is easy to clean and take care of. Just hose it off. And you can restain it any time you want very easily by yourself.
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:45 AM
 
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They probably need to remove all the pebbles first, if you are looking to refinish with spraycrete. I think they scrape them away. Those pebbles were common in the 70s, so they look dated. When they get loose they can get in the pool and also dirt sets into the spaces.
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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They probably need to remove all the pebbles first, if you are looking to refinish with spraycrete. I think they scrape them away. Those pebbles were common in the 70s, so they look dated. When they get loose they can get in the pool and also dirt sets into the spaces.
Yes, they do take out the pebble finish and put in a new finish before doing the spraycrete.
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Lemon Bay, Englewood, FL
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I have friends in Englewood that had their pebble decking updated, and the company went over top of the pebbles with a thin-set material, then spraycrete. That was 7 years ago, and it still looks great.
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