Cement vs Epoxy grout?

tomfrh

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Jan 30, 2018
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#1
I'll be doing some tiling soon. Waterline, and possibly the whole pool.

I would much rather use cement grout, as I find it good to work with, however people say epoxy is much better.

Opinions?
 

RoyR

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Jul 31, 2018
103
Escondido/CA
#3
Spectralock Pro Premium Epoxy Grout....really good. Follow the directions, better if two people work together, one can clean...
 
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duraleigh

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#4
Epoxy is quite troublesome to work with. Millions of pools are built with cement grout and are trouble free.

Not sure, but I think epoxy is at least double the price as well.
 

jimmythegreek

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Aug 10, 2017
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#6
if you want piece of mine and no chance of leaks go with epoxy. just clean up as you go and mix small batches, I also like laticrete products. there are also additives you can add to regular grout to enhance it
 

mojo1980

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Feb 1, 2019
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houston
#10
I have had massive issues with cement grout on weir walls; we are redoing all weir with epoxy grout. I wouldn't do epoxy for a tile line. Thats just me.