**** glass tiles! When my pool was empty a couple years ago I went ahead and took out the old tile and put it these cool glass tiles. Problem is they keep coming off, and it looks like its going to continue to happen.
I don't want to spend the time and money to drain my pool. Here's my plan, curious if anyone has any tips;
- Drain pool about 6" so its ~ 2" below the tile line.
- Chip/chisel off the glass tiles.
- Clean up mortar grout as needed.
- Install new tiles with a quality fortified thinset. This time each tile will be backbuttered too.
This will lead to a decent amount of debris in the pool, I'll just have to vacuum it out. However.....does anyone have any ideas on keeping thinset and grout out of the water? My best idea is to use a ~6" piece of plastic taped to the side of the pool, just under the tile edge and.....drum roll.....SUPPORTED BY POOL NOODLES! This will create a sort of catch basin for the thinset, old mortar, and grout to fall into.
Thats what I'm thinking, is there a better way short of draining the pool?