Stand down. The ugly foam is placed there on purpose believe it or not. This is the expansion joint that sits between the pool coping and the decking. Once the pool is filled with water, we will return to remove the foam and fill that joint with mastic. Additionally, you will want to follow the following guidelines for mastic installation for at least 24 hours…
- Do not step in it for 24 hours
- No swimming or spa use
- No brushing of the pool
- No loose pets, mowing, or landscaping
When the mastic crews are complete, you may see loose sand around the area. Please be careful as it can be slippery. It is necessary that this sand is used for the installation. Our crews will not return to clean off the residual sand left around the area, this is standard. It is permissible to sweep or hose off the deck after 24 hours though, so feel free to put the kiddos to work!