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    true tile by kafko

    Hello, wondering if anyone out here has an installed true-tile system from kafko? I like the idea but wanted to know if anyone would recommend it or advise against it?

    http://www.kafko.com/main.php?mod=truetile

    Thanks!

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    Re: true tile by kafko

    Id be curious about this as well.
    DIY 18x36 IG Vinyl Rectangle with 2 foot radius; Steel Walls. 8' steps w/t 2 step jets; 2 MD, 1 Skimmer, 2 returns; Hayward Pro Series 24 Inch 300# Sand Pool ; Hayward color logic 4.0 LED light; 2" PVC pipe 4 Jandy Valves, Hayward PL-P-4, SWCG

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    Re: true tile by kafko

    Ok, after watching the installation videos id be very hesitant to use this. The narrator emphasize the sealing of the skimmer so strongly and even uses the words "guaranteed leak point if not done properly". He talks so much about using the sealant here and there it sounds to me like using this system is a leak waiting to happen. Would love to hear if anyone has actually used this.
    DIY 18x36 IG Vinyl Rectangle with 2 foot radius; Steel Walls. 8' steps w/t 2 step jets; 2 MD, 1 Skimmer, 2 returns; Hayward Pro Series 24 Inch 300# Sand Pool ; Hayward color logic 4.0 LED light; 2" PVC pipe 4 Jandy Valves, Hayward PL-P-4, SWCG

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    Re: true tile by kafko

    We have been building Tru-Tile from Latham for about 7 or 8 years. The narrator is exactly right about sealing.
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    Re: true tile by kafko

    So then obviously if you have continued to build them if the seal is done correctly would you recommend this? Could you share of how many you've installed vs leaks occurring?

    I am a newbie pool owner as in never ever owned one.... what is the ramification of a leak of this nature? A major problem or quick fix?


    Deciding if to do this and from your note not sure this is one of those things were the risks are too high for a visual enhancement.

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    Re: true tile by kafko

    I love the system. It allows a vinyl builder to put ceramic tile in a vinyl pool. The seal at end points is very important, if it is not done correctly it will drive you nuts as it will always leak. To correct them isn't necessarily a pita but it does require draining the pool down to be able to remove the bead from receiver to reseal the terminations.
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