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Thread: Peeling/Flaking slate tile around Pool

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    Peeling/Flaking slate tile around Pool

    Hi Everyone,

    I purchased a home in Palm Desert Last year and there was already a pool in place. I noticed that since I moved in the slate tile used around the pool above the water line occasionally flakes and peels off dropping a muddy flaky mess into the pool. Is there anything i can do, perhaps take a putty knife and peel it back even more then seal it?



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    Re: Peeling/Flaking slate tile around Pool

    Blake, that is exactly what I would do. I've got a few spots myself I have to tackle, and will be doing that when it warms up a bit. I have a salt water pool, and was warned this might happen. Good luck!

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    Re: Peeling/Flaking slate tile around Pool

    You can use a pressure washer to blast it off. I have a few pieces of flagstone that do that and it's going to be an ongoing problem on mine from time to time. You may, or may not get down to a harder layer where it's less, but don't count on it.
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    Re: Peeling/Flaking slate tile around Pool

    It's going to keep flaking. Slate is horrible to use. Needs to be replaced or just deal with it

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