• Phase 7: DIY Pool & Spa

    DIY Coping Took 3 Days, but Who’s Counting

    Before we could begin coping the bondbeam had to be waterproofed. We used a product called Super Blockade by Merlex – it was recommended by the coping manufacturer. I put two coats on. It mixes up like thinset. The first coat I used a 6″ wide coarse nylon brush and the second coat I used a 3/4″ thick 8″ nap paint roller. It comes in a bag like this ^ 🙂 Just add water! This helps protect against hydrostatic water pressure from the dry side going to the wet side. In other words it keeps the glass tile from popping off. You only need to waterproof where there won’t be…