No matter if you are new to inground swimming pools or have been in your pool for decades there is one problem all pool owners will face: cracks and holes in their caulking. Your inground pool's caulking will have multiple roles throughout its life. It is important to inspect your caulking every 1-5 years. Caulking that has cracks or holes grows in size can cause problems and may fail.
The process of removing and replacing pool caulk can be done easily. The process is easy and takes only a few minutes. Let's get into the details and see why caulk cracks and why it should be replaced as soon as possible. Caulk's purpose and why you need fresh pool caulking. Continue reading this article to know more about swimming pool caulking.
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Caulk can be used for many purposes. It is useful in earthquake protection, allowing moisture to safely move between a pool deck and a pool, or allowing concrete slabs to expand during warmer months. Caulk is used to protect the pool's expansion joint. Your pool is constantly under attack by expanding forces.
Regardless of where you live, the forces that are working on your pool will be there. This is especially true if your home is located in an area that experiences winter freezes. Water freezes and expands in the pool's lining, hidden in concrete slabs. This causes cracks in caulking.
In warmer climates, concrete around pools expands like ice. The concrete pool is protected by caulking, which can cause severe damage. Caulk can also block the expansion joint from dirt, stone, and sand particles and biomass like leaves. This excess material could cause the expansion joint to crack or become unmountable.