No waterproofing on newly installed tile.

Kirkhammett

New member
Mar 11, 2019
2
Las Vegas
First of all this forum has been a priceless source for knowledge throughout this pool building process.

We've recently installed glass waterline tile on our pool that we are owner building. It wasn't until after we had installed the tile that I learned waterproofing may have been needed. It is 2 layers of Type S and TEC Super-Flex mortar.
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Question is: Should I rip it all off and start over with laticrete cementious waterproofing or in 10 years replaster / retile and use waterproof at that time?

I will be using HydroBan on the raised bond beams with 254 platinum to install the natural thin stone veneer next.
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RDspaguy

In The Industry
Mar 21, 2020
708
Cabool, Mo
I suspect once you plaster the pool and grout the tile you will be fine. I am no builder, but have done many tile repairs (and showers, kitchen floors, and a diving platform). Just my opinion.
 

Kirkhammett

New member
Mar 11, 2019
2
Las Vegas
Thank you. The product is from Artistry in Mosaics and they state to use ANSI Standard A108.16 for installation. When installing I went off of the method explained to me by the supplier and a buddy who installs tile. Which it seems many people use.

Should I wait for it to fail and maybe get 5-10 years of use then replace from it or scrap it all now and start over?

Or should I be more concerned with the lack of waterproofing and effects on the gunite tank.