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Old Bill



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've now located the leak. Any views on what is the best material to fill it up with please? The two leading candidates seem to be epoxy putty and colle epoxy (epoxy glue), which you apply with a syringe.
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teapot



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit more detail on the leak, location etc would help
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Old Bill



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a crack running for a few inches along the base of the concrete wall dividing the main pool from the overflow, along the join between the wall and the floor of the pool.
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teapot



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A common place for a crack as pool builders in france don't seem to make use of the bentonite or similar water sealing strip which really should be used between the joint when made if it isn't poured in one go.

Baring in mind I am at the computer not actually there, I would drill each end of the crack to prevent or try to prevent it running. from this hole you maybe able to see if there is any void underneath which may need opening up to get a complete fill in the area. It can help to enlarge the crack to get enough material into this to form a good plug of the crack. the slot in this case should be wider at the back than the front to prevent any force attempting to push out the filler.

If there is a void or evidence of movement you may consider stainless steel crack ties etc but hopefully it's not as bad as that.

Vacuum all dust out as that dust would provide a slip line and plug with a cementitious filler which may also contain polymers/epoxy. look at the Mapei range or similar. I use Ardex and laticrete products but hard to find in france.
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Old Bill



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks very much Teapot, that will be very useful.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couldn't find this link this morning but it's BASF available in Europe naturally and used by my colleagues coming highly reccomended not used this one personally.

http://www.thoroproducts.com/pdf_info/waterplug_sellSheet.pdf
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Old Bill



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again Teapot, noted.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been renamed:

http://www.master-builders-solutions.basf.co.uk/en-gb/products/masterseal/319?Product=MasterSeal590
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Promises to be a better solution than putting a lining around the entire pool plus overflow.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RichardHenshall wrote:
It's been renamed:

http://www.master-builders-solutions.basf.co.uk/en-gb/products/masterseal/319?Product=MasterSeal590


Thanks Richard, that's maybe why I couldn't find the link. not had the need to use it but colleagues rate it very highly.
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