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    Question Mortar / flexible joints in pool paving

    Hi all,

    Looking for some advice please. I am in the process of replacing all the mortar in the paving around my pool (currently grinding out the old mortar - what a job! ) and want to check the best way to do a couple of things.

    My pool is fibreglass with granite pavers. For the flexible joints around the coping and between every 4 (or so) tiles Iíve been reading about a number of options. Iím tossing up between Sikaflex Pro and this Mortafil product from Bunnings: https://www.bunnings.com.au/mortafil...ortar_p0962197

    Would appreciate peopleís opinions...

    A couple more questions too.
    How much depth should I leave above the filler rod - ~12mm? More?
    What is the best way to tool / smooth the joint ?
    Should I Ďdustí the Sikaflex with sand ?

    For the other mortar joints Iím planning to use off white cement 1 : 3 parts sand. Was thinking of using this dried sand: https://dingocement.com.au/product/dried-sand-2/

    is that ok or or is there a better alternative ?

    Anything else I should be taking into consideration?

    Thanks in advance
    David
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    I am considering doing something similar, and wondering what did you end up using?

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    Depending what you have laid these pavers on you could use Paveset or similar. It's a blend of selected sands and gelling agents ideal for joint filling applications (2-4mm).

    You can see information on www.freostone.com.au.

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    Thanks for that. My joints are quite a bit wider than 4mm so not sure that would work. I ended up using SikaFlex dusted with white sand but it does seem to get quite dirty. I think I should have applied the sand while it was very wet.

    I masked the edges and started off using a spatula dipped in washing up liquid but as I got better at it I found it worked well using wide paddle pop sticks (like from a Magnum) and wiping with paper towel. If I did it again I would do this from the start- mask off, very slightly overfill the joints, smooth with a dry paddle pop stick (or rubber spatula - this worked well too) and sprinkle with sand - both to match better to the mortar and also as protection.

    David

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