Keep your pool tile safe
Now that swimming season is over, it is time to winter-proof the pool and avoid extensive tile repair for your pool or deck. It is time to implement pool maintenance that will make sure that your pool tile will be safe from freezing temperatures. This way, when it is time to open the pool in the spring, or if there is an unusual warm spell encouraging swimmers, the pool will be ready to go.
Choose the right tiles
It is highly probable that one or two pool tiles can crack during wintertime. Cracked pool tiles can result from a number of factors, the most likely being pressure caused by improper water levels. You must also consider that a damaged bond beam may be the culprit. Commonly, it is simply that the tiles are not frost-free. Not all pool tiles are designed for the winter; check with your pool maintenance company to double-check that the tiles in the pool are appropriate.
The expansion joints are important in keeping your pool resistant to temperature change. The caulking on the joint can wear down or even crack over time. Make sure that your expansion joints are sealed properly before winter arrives. If not, water will seep in through the joint and build up behind the tiles. As the water freezes, it will expand, causing the swimming pool tile to pop off or crack. It is also possible for water to freeze in the expansion joint itself. This will also cause loose, broken, and falling tiles.
Water should be at the proper level
Keeping pool water at the proper level is crucial, especially during the winter. If the water level is set too high, it will damage the pool tiles upon freezing. The opposite effect from water seeping through the expansion joints, the surface water expands, placing excessive pressure against the tile, causing it to crack or break. Make sure that you keep the water levels well below the tile line, to prevent any damage.
There is no doubt that winter is hard on pools, and can expectedly cause a lot of damage. However, your first line of defense is to call your pool maintenance company to provide a professional eye that can spot any potentially troublesome spots in the pool. If you have already had pool tiles fall off, call in the swimming pool experts to take a look. Replacing fallen tiles, without assessing the cause, will only increase the level of damage that your swimming pool endures.
Tile repair and pool maintenance in Charlotte, NC
Carolina Pool Plastering offers many services to repair and modernize your pool, tile and the surrounding areas. If your swimming pool is becoming an eyesore, or is in need of renovation, they are on hand to restore and transform your pool to a place of beauty. They offer eco-friendly solutions to prep the surface of your pool prior to its restoration. Carolina Pool Plastering can provide you with many options for your deck and enhancing additions to your pool. They take pride in offering quality and individualized work, ensuring that each customer is more than satisfied. To learn more about tile repair for your pool or deck, contact Carolina Pool Plastering, in Charlotte NC, for a consultation and quote.
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