Pool Tile Repair and Replacement Service
Sacramento’s Tile Repair and Replacement Experts
Pool Tile patterns have come a long way from the 6″ x 6″ blue standard. Pool Tiles from all over the world give us an endless palette of color, shapes, and sizes. Pool tile differs from bathroom tile in that it is formulated to be frost free. It is more than likely that your pool tile is six inches in height, although it occasionally is installed in 12″ depths. Sometimes, they just continue it down and all the way across the pool or spa. Pool Tile provides an attractive accent to the pool’s edge while allowing for an easily cleanable surface to catch oil and dirt. Without pool tile, it would be very difficult to remove the bathtub ring around the perimeter. Vinyl pools don’t have tile, but it can be added with a special hanger piece.
Pool Tile Falling Off?
This could be a result of bond failure of the “mud” that was used to set the pool tile in. Look behind the pool tile for a horizontal crack, this could be evidence of a cracked beam. “Popped” tile could be the result of not having caulking in the expansion joint between the coping and the deck, allowing water to run behind the tile and freeze. Water freezing in the expansion joint itself, or a joint that is not “true” where the pool and deck are touching, will also cause tile to fall off, and create beam damage. If just the tile has fallen off, and not the old mud, the tile may be temporarily re-grouted back in place. Use waterproof tile grout or thin set mortar cement. If small amounts of the wall is missing, you would want to parged this back up before resetting tile. Use a hydraulic cement. Use rebar if the missing amount is over 2″ deep.
White Deposits On Your Pool Tile?
Known as efflorescence, mineral salts such as calcium and magnesium may come out of the grout or from the setting mud and deposit on the front of the tile. It may also originate from the pool water. The efflorescence can be scraped off, and/or “burned” off with a tile acid wash.
Pool Tile Cracked or Chipped?
This may be caused by a cracked bond beam, or perhaps from freezing surface water pressing against the tile during expansion. Or maybe it wasn’t Frost Free pool tile to begin with. Cleaning tile to remove the bathtub ring can be accomplished with an abrasive cleaner such as Comet.
We perform pool cleaning services in the following cities, and more throughout the Sacramento area.
- Citrus Heights
- El Dorado Hills
- Elk Grove
- Fair Oaks
- Meadow Vista
- North Highlands
- Granite Bay