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    tile question

    We built our pool almost 10 years ago and have 1"x1" subway tile just below the water line and up to the coping. The yard is slanted toward the house so wall furthest from the house is taller out of the water than the side near the house. The taller side also faces the south, so it not only has more tile above the water line but also more sun. Anyway, that side has a problem with those small tiles coming off. The tile under the water is fine, but the tile above the water and always heating up in the sun has a tendency to pop off. We have tried to replace and regret, glue, etc without any luck. Does anyone have suggestions to stop that issue? Sealer?

    Thanks in advance.
    20x40 in ground rectangle with small sun deck and spa with spill over. Pentair pump, Intellichlor IC40 (no longer working so have changed to chlorine)

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    Re: tile question

    Photos are ALWAYS encouraged. You know the old saying, a picture is worth a thousand words.
    17' x 30' rectangle pool, two 7' x 7' baja decks, 6' x 8' raised spa. Hayward 2HP VSP for features, filter and returns. 2HP single speed for 9 spa jets. 1HP blower for spa bubbles. In-Floor cleaning, Cartridge filter, AquaConnect automation, 400K BTU NG heater. Plaster is Stonescapes mini-pebble in Aqua Blue + abalone shell TF-100 Text from Neighbor -- They're digging your pool!

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    Re: tile question

    The photo will help. That said, I'll bet you have some expansion/contraction issues at that tile on the sunny wall. Water gets behind the tile, freezes overnight and then pops loose from the expansion.

    Removing all of it that makes sense and using epoxy grout will probably work......the epoxy has a tiny bit of "flex" so it handles movement a little better.
    Dave S.
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