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    tile and grout question

    We are purchasing a house with an in ground galvanized steel pool with a vinyl liner- but it is sitting kind of above ground with decking. On one side is an infinity edge that spills about 3 and 1/2 feet down into a basin- the length there is around 20 feet.This side is tiled. We had a pool inspection and one of the items that came up is the discoloration of the tile and grouting. the inspector said the grout has been compromised in several areas and is causing the steel to rust which is leaching out. Now he is saying that the grout can probably be repaired although he said it would not be an easy job. but my question is how do we know how much rust has occurred on the steel? and won't it just continue to rust under the tile? Shouldn't the tile be removed, the rust on the steel treated and then retiled? There is quite a bit of discoloration along the whole wall, so it is not a small job.

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    Re: tile and grout question

    Shouldn't the tile be removed, the rust on the steel treated and then retiled? There is quite a bit of discoloration along the whole wall, so it is not a small job.

    Yes to fix it right. You can use Por-15 paint on the rusted steel to seal the rust. It is used on submarines.

    you can remove a small area and look at how bad the rust is....

    to regrout the existing ground needs to be ground out and then replaced with a grout specific to under water applications.
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    Re: tile and grout question

    thank you- that was my feeling, too. Otherwise the rust is just getting covered up and can continue to eat away at the metal, right?

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    Re: tile and grout question

    https://laticrete.com/~/media/suppor...171.ashx?la=en

    You can research more about laticrete products for pool tile & grout online. High quality product that will not fail.
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    Re: tile and grout question

    Should I go for my tiles on the pool floor?
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    Re: tile and grout question

    Quote Originally Posted by blakeusa View Post
    https://laticrete.com/~/media/suppor...171.ashx?la=en

    You can research more about laticrete products for pool tile & grout online. High quality product that will not fail.
    thank you- that link definitely states rust needs to be removed

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmoreswim View Post
    Should I go for my tiles on the pool floor?
    ?????????

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