Which Grout To Use For Pool Tiles? - Tiling, ceramics, marble - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring > Tiling, ceramics, marble

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-13-2012, 03:08 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 45
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Which grout to use for Pool tiles?


I have an in ground gunite pool that has a tile boarder around the top 6" or so. There are a few tiles that have fallen off over the years and I want to reattach them after I lower the water level for the winter. The tiles are mostly triangular shaped and only about 2" long on each side so they are small. The grout lines are less then an 1/8" so I figure I can use non-sanded grout. I went to Home Depot and looked at all the grout they had and none said they can be used for under water use. Some said they could be used in showers but not in constant contact with water. There were some that didn't say either way so maybe those are ok but I don't know what will work.
Does anyone have any experience with this?

Advertisement

NHtransplant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2012, 08:19 PM   #2
Tileguy
 
JazMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Troy, Michigan
Posts: 4,190
Rewards Points: 2,238
Default

Which grout to use for Pool tiles?


Hi,

In general you can use any grout for pools. Some may require an additional additive if it's outdoors though. Not knowing where you are or what brands are available to you I suggest you read some labels and check websites. Usually you have to not fill the pool for about 30 days after grouting in temps above 50.

I would rather use sanded if the joint is about 1/8", some even work well at about 1/16". I like Laticrete brand available at some Lowes and many real tile stores.

Jaz

Advertisement

__________________
Tile 4 You LLC Troy, MI

DITRA Installs - KERDI Watertight-Mold-Free Showers. I have NEVER made a mistake, I thought I did ONCE, but, I was WRONG! A+ BBB rating - est. 1987 - over 50 yrs. exp.
JazMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sanded or unsanded grout for the shower surround wall tiles? nitting Tiling, ceramics, marble 10 11-30-2012 09:45 AM
Re-tiling a bathtub surround BillyB44 Remodeling 39 01-24-2011 07:10 PM
Removing grout from top of ceramic tiles markdrum1 Tiling, ceramics, marble 3 09-28-2010 10:38 AM
Do I need to grout fireplace tiles? xiard Remodeling 4 04-17-2009 08:19 AM
Grout question poolecw Flooring 11 10-29-2008 08:32 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts