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Thread: Cracked tile under water line 1 year old

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    Cracked tile under water line 1 year old

    I have a tile which is located under the waterline it is right above the quartz plaster, plaster comes right up to this tile. The pool was built less than a year ago. You really can't tell unless you know it's there. Any advice on what I should do. Are there any fixes other than drain down pool, replace and repair plaster?
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    Re: Cracked tile under water line 1 year old

    Often the most practical thing to do is to ignore it until it is time to re-plaster. Most pools are built so that water getting behind the tiles is not a real problem. And replacing the tile so it looks right is a major project that requires re-plastering if you want it to look good as new.
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    Re: Cracked tile under water line 1 year old

    If the pool is that new, will your pool builder take care of it? I believe it's usual and customary for a 1 year warranty on PB workmanship. (Or is that must my wishful thinking?)
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    Re: Cracked tile under water line 1 year old

    It's going to be a real problem replacing it now. As jason mentions, it will probably look better just leaving it as is. I would feel the same if it were mine, but getting it to look right is not easy, and with the pool full...
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