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    Waterline tile fix

    This morning the PB is meeting the new tile guy here to go over "fixing" my bad waterline tile job. I'm nervous about it. I had wanted the whole thing redone but as of yesterday evening, it sounded like they are just going to "fix" the bad areas.

    Besides the esthetics of a straight, even, well applied and grouted tile job, what else do I need to look for?
    I have some experience doing ceramic and marble tile, but not pool tile.

    Can a bad tile job cause a pool leak?
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    Re: Waterline tile fix

    Yes, water can leak if not grouted properly, but not a lot. If the grout looks good it generally doesn't leak. Tile is mostly about being level because we know the water will be.
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    Re: Waterline tile fix

    Thanks for the answer!!
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    Re: Waterline tile fix

    Most problematic may be matching the grout color. I would get reassurance in advance
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    Re: Waterline tile fix

    From what I saw in the pictures you posted it looked like they started at an inside corner and finished at an outside corner. That leaves cut "slivers" of tile or very wide grout very visible at the outside corner vs being tucked into the inside corners. I don't see how replacing a few tiles will fix the problems you were showing, unless they are planing to redo a whole wall.
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