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rcolombo 01-25-2010 09:53 AM

Pool Crete
Can i use pre-mixed pool crete in place of mixing vermiculite and portland cement?

dmun 01-25-2010 07:33 PM

Re: Pool Crete
You can, but I don't think there's any real advantage to it in these tiny quantities.

That said, the guy I bought my perlite from now sells a concrete mix for pretty much the same price:

christo 01-28-2010 01:28 PM

Re: Pool Crete
I've worked with this and it seems to have a bit higher cement content than what I've seen recommended on this site.

It mixed and hardended well.

I bought it at a pool supply shop expecting loose vermiculite, but found it was a mix later.

I used it as a loosely arranged second layer over top of ceramic blanket around the base of my dome.

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