The reason for swimming pool tile

Tile repair for your pool or deck
Tile repair for your pool or deck is best handled by one of the Charlotte, NC, pool companies. Swimming pool tile has come a long way from the old standard blue tile that seemed to line every pool in the world at one time. Today, an endless palette of colors, shapes, sizes, and patterns are available. The one thing about pool tile that has not changed is the problems associated with pool tile installation.

Pool tile is very different from bathroom and kitchen tile. It is designed to be much more durable because it must be formulated to be resistant to chipping from ice damage. Pool tile provides an attractive accent to your pool or deck, but more importantly, it creates a pool edge that naturally catches oil and dirt and is easily cleaned. Without pool tile, it would be difficult to remove “bathtub” ring in your pool.

Tile falling off

When swimming pool tiles fall or pop off, this is most commonly the result of bond failure between the adhesive “mud” that is used to set the tile. “Popped” tiles can also be a sign of not having sufficient caulking in the expansion joint between the coping and the deck. In this case, water can run behind the tiles and freeze in the expansion joint itself, causing your pool tile to fall off and requiring tile repair for your pool or deck.

White deposits on tile

The technical term for white spots or powdering is efflorescence. This occurs when mineral salts such as calcium and magnesium leaches out of the grout or from the tile setting mud. The deposits collect on the front of the tiles. Pool tile efflorescence can be scraped off and/or removed with muriatic acid. This is a job best left to professional pool companies.

One of the top pool companies in Charlotte, NC

Carolina Pool Plastering offers many services to repair and remodel your pool, tile, and the surrounding areas. If your swimming pool is becoming an eyesore or is in need of repair, they are available 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 renovation. Carolina Pool Plastering can provide you with many options for your deck and decorative additions to your pool. A beautiful deck will extend your entertainment space and raise the value of your home or business.

Carolina Pool Plastering was founded in 1998 as a servicing pool company for Charlotte, NC, and the surrounding areas. Since its inception, Carolina Pool Plastering has grown and expanded its service areas to all over the east coast. 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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