Which direction? Waterline Tile

Hisbestcatch

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Mar 21, 2020
29
Melbourne, Fl
Pools require a regular cleaning / brushing schedule - you are going to hate that tile in a year, no matter what direction you put them....
This is our first pool and I’m learning as I go, mostly from this great forum. The tile has been ordered so reading this gets me extremely nervous. Are you saying with regular brushing, I’m still going to have big problems with this tile? We purposely didn’t do 1x1 glass waterline tile due to the problems I read about upkeep. Is this something that is so bad I’ll have to pay to ship back and find a different tile? Eeek ? I’d appreciate your feedback and thank you!!
 

ajw22

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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
19,405
Northern NJ
Look carefully at friends pools that are a few years old and see if you see waterline scale and scum line. Depending on your pools environment it is difficult to keep that area clean. Especially if the tile is not smooth. You often see the problem when rough stone is used on the face of spas.
 
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Hisbestcatch

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Mar 21, 2020
29
Melbourne, Fl
If you follow TFP's water balanced guidelines and make a habit of hand cleaning that pretty tile with a soft brush you should be okay. It will be worth it as that is so pretty!!
Yes I sure will! I actually have the 2 recommended test kids sitting in my amazon cart right now! Do you recommend one over the other?
 

kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
The TF-100 has more of the regents we use the most. I will also suggest you get it from the link in my siggy below as I KNOW their regents are fresh! We have seen many that come from Amazon being outdated :(