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How to reattach pool tiles

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I have had two tiles fall off a vertical wall in the swimming pool (looks like something grew behind the tiles and separated them). The area is above the water level so is dry. What is the best way to reattach them including preparation of the surfaces and best adhesive to use.

 

Thank you

 

john hendrie

Not an uncommon problem here. (post #204816, reply #1 of 7)

Not an uncommon problem here. Are you sure those are the only loose ones? I'd tap on the ones on either side to make sure they are bonded well before I started any repairs. You may have a larger problem thta requires a larger fix. I'd grind or chip the old thinset down, clean the backs of the tiles and reset in thinset. Give them a couple of days to dry and regrout.

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Epoxy (post #204816, reply #2 of 7)

For a small patch I use epoxy glue and epoxy grout. 100% water proof repair.

For a couple of tiles, in an (post #204816, reply #3 of 7)

For a couple of tiles, in an area where the tiles are not relied on to be water-tight, if you're not too fussy you can use just about anything.  Silicone bathtub caulk would work, or any of a number of "do-all" adhesives.  Epoxy is messy, a little too stiff/brittle, and would be hardest to remove to make a more permanent fix, so I'd shy away from that.

The "right" way, of course, would be to grind away the previous thinset and reset the tile with new thinset, of a variety intended for pool use.


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I agree with Dan, Chip out (post #204816, reply #4 of 7)

I agree with Dan, Chip out the old thinset and put it back with "ultraflex" thinset. Matching the grout will be the tricky part.

Greg

Well i won't tried such (post #204816, reply #5 of 7)

Well i won't tried such things when my pool tile damages, i always call the spam link done gone expert. They do all the repair by own , i do't know what they use to fix those damaged tiles , but yeah they do work really well.I have called them five yars ago and till now i won't have any issue with my pool tile.

Do you really have a pool at (post #204816, reply #6 of 7)

Do you really have a pool at your house in China?

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Flo (post #204816, reply #7 of 7)

Well, here's his email address, poolleakexperts@gmail.com

guess he calls better leak experts than he works for.

 

Or, as you suggest, might possibly be a spammer......

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