CARE AND MAINTENANCE:
Standard industry practices should be followed to ensure a long service life for DECK-O-SEAL.
POOL WATER CHEMISTRY:
Be sure to follow industry standard practices for maintaining well-balanced pool water. Best practices include using filters, sanitizers, and algaecide to prevent biological contamination and growth within the pool. Excessive shock treatments can cause a temporary chalking (white residue) on the sealant, which dissipates as chlorine levels return to normal. This does not affect the long term viability of the DECK-O-SEAL joint sealant.
DECK-O-SEAL should be cleaned with a mild detergent and a soft bristle brush. Be sure to use no abrasive products.
If the DECK-O-SEAL joint sealant is damaged within the joint and the bond is intact, cut out the affect- ed area and reapply as directed in the DECK-O-SEAL technical data sheet application instructions. If the bond has been affected, remove DECK-O-SEAL from the joint before cleaning the substrate and reapplying as directed in the applications instructions.
SPILL LIQUID REMOVAL:
Spills can be removed by quickly applying a solvent and blotting clean.
SET-UP SPILL REMOVAL:
Set-up errant spills that occur at the time of application and are not cleaned up before set will have to be mechanically removed with a wire brush or a mini-grinder. Be careful not to damage the surface of the concrete.
Remove old DECK-O-SEAL by following these steps:
- Get a linoleum knife or a razor
- Run the blade of the knife down each side of the sealant up against the concrete edge.
- Pull the old sealant.
- Clean any remaining sealant off using a wire brush or grinder being careful not to damage the finish on the deck.
- Clean out any and all remaining debris
- Prepare the joint for the new sealant
- Wipe the edges of the sidewalls of the joint with alcohol just prior to applying new sealant.
NOTE: Due to the tenacious bond of DECK-O-SEAL and its ability to fuse well in chemical environ- ments such as swimming pools, its resistance to chemicals can make it very difficult to remove and must be removed by hand, hook knife, or mini-grinder.