Tile replacement is a natural part of owning a pool. After ten or fifteen years, your own titles might be worn down or torn. Fortunately, if you’re in Torrance, Palos Verde, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, or Manhattan Beach, you can hire the professionals at Pool Maintenance, Remodeling and Repair South Bay Area to remove and replace tiles for you.
In order to remove your tiles, we’ll first drain your pool water with a submersible pump. The amount of water we remove will depend on the amount and placement of tiles you need removed. We’ll then let the tiles dry and use a grout saw or hammer and chisel to remove them. It’s important for a professional to handle this part of the process, since these tools require experience to use. You don’t want to try removing one tile only to wind up damaging another.
We’ll only cut out the tiles that need replacing, and we’ll make sure not to damage any other tiles. In cases where you want all of your tiles removed, we’ll be especially careful in handling each title, making sure not to damage or lose them. We’ll also sort through each tile to see which ones are still usable.
If your tiles are still intact, we’ll be able to reattach them. That way, you won’t need to look through tiles to find one that fits your current pattern. However, if we’re unable to reuse these tiles, we can contact your pool builder and try to obtain the tiles he originally used. Sometimes, due to your past business, they’ll even offer these replacement tiles at a discounted rate.
If we’re unable to contact your past pool builder, or if he’s run out of your original tile, we can custom create tiles to replace the old ones. These tiles will ensure a seamless look, and you won’t be able to tell them apart from the rest of your pool. While this option is more expensive, it also ensures a quality tile that will look great and last for years.
Once we’ve obtained your replacement tiles, we’ll use a fine layer of thinset to attach them to your pool wall. Because thinset dries quickly, this process requires exact placement and precision, which is why you’ll want an expert handling them. We’ll then apply waterproof grout and fill in the spaces between tiles. We use only a small amount at a time to avoid leaving any mess. This grout must sit for about 15 minutes, at which point we can rub away anything excessive. The grout will need to dry for a day before you can use your pool; once it’s dried, refill the pool, and dive in!