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    Will our SWG erode waterline quartzite pool tiles???

    Finally, we have picked out a wonderful tile, NPT Fusion FS-Pinwheel mosaic tile.
    The tile will be used as an accent 3" wide by 6" high in the waterline followed
    by two 6" x 6" porcelain tiles. We also plan to use the tile in the raised wall with
    a 3 foot sheer waterfall.

    Now for our concerns,
    Today I had a tile guy who has been in the business since 1976 tell me the tile
    will not last in the SWG pool. Our local NPT dealer is saying, it should not be a
    problem. I called two other NPT stores, one said, no problem. The other said
    anything is possible, but the older quartzite NPT tiles have not been problematic
    with salt water.

    Is there anyone here who has had a personal experience with their natural stone
    or quartzite tiles failing with a SWG pool?

    Any and all input is greatly appreciated.
    G&D
    Shotcrete 16'x25' rectangular with a half in 7' round spa raised 18" negative edge spillover, med. gray plaster. 9K gal. 3' sheer descent, 8'x12' wet deck.
    All equipment Pentair. 420 C&C, 400K MasterTemp, WhisperFlo 1hp, IntelliFlo, WhisperFlo 2hp, IC40 Intellichlor, EasyTouch Wireless ScreenLogic2 Interface, 3ea. GloBrite LED's.

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    Re: Will our SWG erode waterline quartzite pool tiles???

    Quartzite should hold up ok. It will tend to be harder to clean than porcelain or ceramic. If you are not vigilant about chemistry, you could get scale that would be difficult to remove.

    I would suggest contacting npt directly to get their opinion.

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    Re: Will our SWG erode waterline quartzite pool tiles???

    Thanks James, I will be calling NPT
    Shotcrete 16'x25' rectangular with a half in 7' round spa raised 18" negative edge spillover, med. gray plaster. 9K gal. 3' sheer descent, 8'x12' wet deck.
    All equipment Pentair. 420 C&C, 400K MasterTemp, WhisperFlo 1hp, IntelliFlo, WhisperFlo 2hp, IC40 Intellichlor, EasyTouch Wireless ScreenLogic2 Interface, 3ea. GloBrite LED's.

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    Re: Will our SWG erode waterline quartzite pool tiles???

    I think quartzite should hold up well enough to salt.
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