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Old 04-13-2010, 11:00 AM   #1
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Interlocking pavers around pool


As mentioned in my title, I have pavers around my pool with sand in between. I'd like to do something to eleviate the sand migrating into the pool mostly by wet feet. I read somewhere I could sweep in dry cement and then wet the pavers down and allow to dry. Is this a suitable solution? I've tried sand with a polymer mixed in, this doesn't seem to help. It sounds like sealing would change the appearance of my pavers, I like them as natural as possible and not interested in "enhancing" the colour. Any other options?
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I've used the polymeric sand around pools with good results. The trick is to water lightly after you sweep the sand in the paver joints- also, keep the height of the sand about 1/16 - 1/8" below the top of the pavers.

If you use cement or mortar in a dry-laid installation, you'll have the mortar pop out in the winter (if you are in a cold winter area).
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Thanx Garden Concepts. Perhaps you're right and I didn't do the polymer sand correctly. I will probably give it a go again this year.
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They make a sealer that is a natural finish. You will hardly notice it's even on the bricks. This will help hold the sand in between the bricks. IMO bricks should be sealed anyways.
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