hi, my name is greg and I work as a lifeguard. The pool is a tub 20ft. by 40ft. set in a floor. There is a pump room underneath the tub. Between the tub and a deck/floor runs a crack/joint. The joint on avg is 1/2 inch deep and wide, but some places it runs up to 1 inch deep and wide. As a form of thank you I decided to redo the caulking in the joint. I ripped the old caulking which was worn out and moldy and leaked water into the pump room. I cleaned the joint, sanded down remaining caulk and filled the joint with siliconized latex and let it sit for two weeks. Job looked great. The latex ran even and white, I was really proud. However, the latex never really got hard. Kids started poking at it, it was so soft, they poked holes and even ripped it out in some places. Now the whole thing is a disaster, i see it everyday and it is an eyesore. I feel like an idiot because now even more water leaks into the pump room. I have to redo the caulking again. I know I used the wrong compound. What should I use instead of siliconized latex? The caulking must be water and mildew resistant. Someone told me that I should have had used self-leveling epoxy but i cannot find any information on it. At least where can I post this message to get answers?
Any or all help is greatly appreciated. Greg
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