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    Caulking over grout?

    My interior company presited the pool and suggested putting clear caulk between the TOP of the pool water tiles and the UNDERSIDE of the travertine coping. It is already grouted properly and looks nice. Is this needed or beneficial? They said it will save me from issues down the road.
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    Re: Caulking over grout?

    Curious about this answer since I haven't heard of that on here before! *Bump


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    Re: Caulking over grout?

    What issues??

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    Re: Caulking over grout?

    I'm not sure what issues. Never had a pool before. That's why I need advice. This is a BYOP. Thanks!
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    Re: Caulking over grout?

    I guess then the only one of the three of us knows what issues he's talking about. So I'd ask him (PB).

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    Re: Caulking over grout?

    I could see it as a seal to keep black algae out of there but it does seem a bit overkill to me. I am pretty sure I would do a colored caulk rather than clear but I am also pretty sure I wouldn't do it in the first place.
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    Re: Caulking over grout?

    I called CDC pools and they said to prevent tiles from coming loose. He said they do this to all their pool remodels.
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    Re: Caulking over grout?

    I see no harm if there is no cost but I would think flat black or brown would be better than glossy clear. That said, I am not there so you would have to make that color choice.
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    Re: Caulking over grout?

    I went with clear and you can't see it at all. Poolpics (3).jpgpool534 (1).jpg
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    Re: Caulking over grout?

    Great pool! I love that deep blue tile with the dark stones on the raised curved wall. NICE!!
    Suz~Cypress area~ 2015 pool build. 23K gallons. IG swcg system. 35'x18'; 573sf; 104' perim; depth 4'-7'. Bubblers, sheer descents, 7' spa. Jandy: color LEDs; 2HP 2sp pump; 1HP 2sp pump; spa pump; 580 cartridge; 400K BTU; Dolphin M500; PS8; Inline chlorinator not used; Aqua Pure 1400. Blue Granite Sheen. Travertine deck. Lightstreams Peacock Blue TF-100, K-1766, SpeedStir

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    Re: Caulking over grout?

    Thanks!

    Tile is blue dot (cheapest) and stone is Home Depot. We wanted this pool to come in at a low cost. We are very happy with the finished results.
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