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    Pool tile

    Can tile from Lowes or Home Depot be used in a pool or is pool tile made specific for pools?
    Thanks
    14,500 gal pool
    Inground
    Plaster
    Intellichlor Salt Generator
    Water Fall

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    Re: Pool tile

    Tile for pools is specific for pool use.

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    Re: Pool tile

    I thought so. Thanks.
    14,500 gal pool
    Inground
    Plaster
    Intellichlor Salt Generator
    Water Fall

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    Re: Pool tile

    I've been curious about this too. Can't seem to find a difference between pool tile and porcelain tile other than the pool tile costs more... Anyone know what the difference is?
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    Re: Pool tile

    The scum line tile around my pool is plain ole' porcelain tile bought from HD. I chose it because porcelain has very, very little moisture absorption. The thinset and grout I used are ordinary as well, 8 years and counting...no problems.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: Pool tile

    I believe "pool tile" is porcelain tile
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