Flagstone peeling away and the pool is not even finished

by David
(South Texas)

We are in the process of building our pool. We chose a flagstone coping around the pool which has been in place for about a week. Today we noticed that the flagstone is peeling off in layers in several places around the pool. There is no water in the pool since they haven't even finished the inside of the pool. Can this be normal? Several people we know that have flagstone are not having any problems. Any suggestions?

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pool copping
by: pa quarry man

you bought reedy stone stone had natural seams that are starting to seperate after time it will look like a phone book

pool copping
by: pa quarry man

you bought reedy stone stone had natural seams that are starting to seperate after time it will look like a phone book

strange
by: David

Dear David,

Usually the peeling comes after the chemicals in the pool eat away at the stone; however, that usually take a couple of years.

It sounds like the flagstone you have is very soft. You might try to go to an end or somewhere discrete and stab a screwdriver into it. See if the stone peels easily or flakes.

If it's really soft, then I think peeling will be the characteristic of that stone. The only thing that might help is a really good sealer. You should call Prosoco at 1-800-255-4255. They might have a strong sealer that can help preserve your stone.

Great luck!

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