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Thread: Installing some waterline tiles

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    Aug 2010
    Charleston, South Carolina

    Installing some waterline tiles

    I've got a shotcrete pool shell that I'm just about ready to put some waterline tiles on. 1" x 1" tiles from NPT (National Pool Tile). Laticrete recommended their 254 Platinum thinset and Spectralock epoxy grout. Any thoughts on those two products or anything else I need to keep in mind when tiling?
    I also need to build up my skimmer openings about a 1/2". Should I do this with Hydraulic cement rather than applying a thicker bed of thinset?

    Here's a photo from when they shot the give you some reference.

    Coastal South Carolina
    19,000 gallons
    KrystalKrete aggregate pool finish
    Pentair Intelliflo 3HP pump
    half Inground/half above ground, shotcrete pool, 19,000 gallons - KrystalKrete Krystal Blue quartz finish
    Pentair intelliflo variable speed pump - Pentair Easy Touch automation - Pentair T100 sand filter - Savi Melody LED lights - Mortex KoolDeck - Charleston, South Carolina

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Installing some waterline tiles

    I put my scum line tile down with HD's Custom Products brand mid grade thinset. They have been on the wall about 6-7 years so far without a mishap. I used the same mid-priced Custom Products grout from HD. Same results...not one crack (yet)

    I have never used epoxy thinset or grout and I would not do so given the ease of what I did and it's resultant success (again, so far )
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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