By: Mike Folta| On: April 1, 2021
Pool tiles are a wonderful motif to have in any backyard. Visually appealing and very functional, pool tiles pop out in a wonderful, eye-catching way. It takes some maintenance to keep your pool tiles looking as good as they do, and if they are old, they might need replacing. Here are some pool tile care tips, as well as how to replace them!
Pool Tile Care
There are a few ways to make your pool tiles last. Here are some of the big ways to do so!
Pool chemistry is everything. It’s how you keep your pool swimmable and the surface intact. Balanced chemistry is key, and the Langelier Saturation Index is a great way to measure your water balance. The index considers chemical properties such as hardness and alkalinity. On the index, a – 0.3 to 0.3 is ideal. Water that falls well short of that is corrosive and would destroy the grout between your tiles. Water that is too high, 0.5 and above, will produce scale deposits. For the sake of your tiles and all other pool equipment, keep your pool chemistry balanced!
Over time, regardless of water chemistry, the scale will build upon your tiles. To keep your pool tiles in good shape, make sure to brush them with a soft brush every week. A weekly brush-up is a comparably smaller and less arduous task than taking care of scale once it has built up. If there are any scale deposits, you can use a pumice stone or calcium cleaner to eliminate scale.
Pool Tile Replacement
If your swimming pool is over 10 to 15 years old, you may need to replace your swimming pool tiles. Depending on how you want to replace your swimming pool tiles, you can either do the following:
- Replace the pool tiles yourself, individually
- Replace the pool tiles (all of them)
- Call a professional residential pool remodeling company
- Replacing Them Yourself
If you decided to replace some tiles yourself, you will want to:
- Lower the water level of your pool
- Let the tiles you want to replace dry in the sun
- Remove the grout, then the tile
- After this, you will need to inspect the behind the tile for damage, such as cracks. If it looks like there is a lot of damage, you will want to call a professional.
- After following the above steps, make sure to add hydraulic cement or a plaster mix for the surface to become flat enough to add the tiles. Use new, or the old tiles, and attach them.
If you decide to do the whole pool, we suggest its best to call a professional for safety and time savings. You may want to do it yourself, but residential pool remodeling should be done by a professional.
Pool Remodeling By Professionals
When you decide to replace all of your pool tiles, it’s best to have a professional residential pool remodeling company do the work for you. When retiling, there may be severe cracks and damages, especially if its an older pool, which means residential pool remodeling should be considered.
As a pool owner, you know there comes a time when your pool has seen better days. There may be cracks, or stains running along the side, or there may appear to be some leaking issues. It’s when there are the following issues, it’s time to consider commercial pool remodeling:
- Drops in water level
- Chalky residue
- With residential pool remodeling, your swimming pool will look as good as new. In fact, it will look better than new.
Residential Pool Remodeling in Orlando by Classic Marcite
Now that you know about pool tile replacement, it’s time to find a residential pool remodeling company in Orlando to help you transform your pool into something amazing. If you’re looking for a reliable and trustworthy service, then it’s time to contact Classic Marcite. We offer reliable pool renovations, remodeling, and resurfacing services for our customers such as:
- Residential Pool Resurfacing
- Commercial Pool Resurfacing
We are experts dedicated to improving your pool. Be sure to contact us today to receive a free, no-obligation quote.