We have a 30+ year old anthony Silvan pool. The coping stones are the
white precast concrete bullnose type. They haven't been properly
sealed and are old. The aggregate is showing in spots and there are
pits where aggregate stones fell out.
I'm going to need the whole replacemnet repair where the bedding for
the coping tiles and the tiles are replaced. I need to put the job off
for a year or so.
In the meantime, I'd like to seal up the coping stones to keep them
from deteriorating any further. I can see a couple of options and
would like any opinions.
1. Use something like Thompson's water seal. - Not sure if it will
leave the stones slick and I surely don't want to get any in the pool
2. Paint the coping stones with a concrete paint and non skid
3. Use a surface bonding cement - Expensive and it would be difficult
to follow the bullnose or blend it where the curve is.
All I'm trying to do is stabilize the upper surface of the coping to
get another year or two out of it. We are in Pennsylvania so I'm
afraid if I do nothing, the winter will take it's toll on the
I know the best solution would be a complete replacement but we have a
lot of other major repairs pending.. You know how it goes.. 5 grand
here, 10 grand there.. pretty soon it starts adding up to real money..