Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Tile popped off

  1. Back To Top    #1
    jefeyessica's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    62

    Tile popped off

    One of the tiles in our pool popped off. It's right at the water line. What kind of stuff do I use to put it back in place, and make sure it doesn't fall off again? And where can you buy it?
    [attachment=2:2k3x6vip]IMG_3384R.jpg[/attachment:2k3x6vip]
    It looks like the previous owners have spread some kind of cement right over top of some old tiles (on the bridge between the pool and spa) I would like to avoid that, and just get it back to the original look.
    [attachment=1:2k3x6vip]IMG_3385R.jpg[/attachment:2k3x6vip]
    On the other side (of the bridge) it looks like the tiles might fall off any minute too. What to do there??[attachment=0:2k3x6vip]IMG_3386R.jpg[/attachment:2k3x6vip]

    BTW, the tile that fell of is right next to the part on the bridge where the tiles look like they will fall off anytime.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    14,200 gallon in ground Plaster Pool
    "Titan Vertical Grid Filter" -- Pressure DE, 60 sq ft filter area

  2. Back To Top    #2
    jefeyessica's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    62

    Re: Tile popped off

    bump
    14,200 gallon in ground Plaster Pool
    "Titan Vertical Grid Filter" -- Pressure DE, 60 sq ft filter area

  3. Back To Top    #3

    In the Industry
    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    28,418

    Re: Tile popped off

    It appears the tile has been replaced once before and is letting go again.

    I doubt there is little you can do to reaatach and make it look good unless you have worked with tile and masonry thinset and grout before.

    Without experience, it is not a simple DIY job. I would first suggest you get a professional tile man to quote repairing permanently all that has popped off or is about to.
    Dave S. - Forum owner
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  4. Back To Top    #4
    jefeyessica's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    62

    Re: Tile popped off

    My husband does have some experience with setting tile. Any suggestions for the type of cement to use?
    14,200 gallon in ground Plaster Pool
    "Titan Vertical Grid Filter" -- Pressure DE, 60 sq ft filter area

  5. Back To Top    #5

    In the Industry
    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    28,418

    Re: Tile popped off

    Use the same thinset and grout as you would use above water.....nothing special is needed.
    Dave S. - Forum owner
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  6. Back To Top    #6
    kjdiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    42

    Re: Tile popped off

    I had about 10 of my tiles pop off when we moved into our house. I used the pool tile cement and fast grout from here:

    http://www.poolcenter.com/service_re...ile_coping.htm

    Propably overkill and a little expensive but it worked great for me and you can't tell which tiles I fixed on my pool.
    Learning since 10/01/2008 --> 32,000 gallon free form, Unknown old 1 hp pump, Pentair Sand Filter, Raypak Heater

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •