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    gaps in tile grout

    My pool has tile all around just under the lip. the correct water level places the water line halfway up these tiles.
    I noticed today that there are several tiles that have anywhere from 1/2" to 1.5" of grout missing from between tiles. I'm guessing it's easy enough to apply a pool putty or other product to these areas, but I want to use a quality product and do a proper job...Suggestions?
    6600 gal IG concrete/gemcoat
    Fresh water
    1 HP motor
    StayRite PLM 100 system 2 filter
    full sun
    Treasure coast, Florida

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    Re: gaps in tile grout

    Stop right there... Do nothing to your tile till you check with the people here: http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/for ... ?forumid=1

    Putty will not work. Meaning... it will fail and you will in turn either be right where you are now with the grout AND putty fallen out, or worse your tiles will begin to fall off.

    These people can help you fix this so that it will last. Be prepared to be asked for pictures, better yet... lurk for a bit and search "pool tile grout", go take pictures and post them. Nicest forum in the world... well, after this one that is :~}

    edit: oops, forgot... John Bridge Tile forum is the only reason I found THIS forum.
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    Re: gaps in tile grout

    Ditto on John Bridge....the best.
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    Re: gaps in tile grout

    OK, thanks i'll check em out
    6600 gal IG concrete/gemcoat
    Fresh water
    1 HP motor
    StayRite PLM 100 system 2 filter
    full sun
    Treasure coast, Florida

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