When you have a swimming pool, there are all types of repairs that may need to happen. Some you may be more familiar with, while others may take you by surprise. One of the things that may fall under the surprise category is pool repair for grout. You may think that once you put in pool grout, it’s there for life. Not true! Some things can happen to the pool tile and grout over time and due to the impact of chemicals.
Let’s take a look at why your pool grout would need to be repaired, what it entails, and why you’ll want to call the professionals.
People love to have tile in their swimming pool because of the way it looks and because of its smooth feel. As we all know, the tiles are held together by grout. While you may think about replacing the tiles when they crack, you may not think about the grout.
The grout in your pool should last at least 5 years. It may last for a longer amount of time depending on the wear and tear. Or, you may need to repair it sooner. It all depends on your pool and the conditions.
If you notice large areas of your pool have grout missing, tiles becoming loose and coming off or your pool going green all of the time, it may be time to repair your pool grout. The grout in your pool can get dirty, grimy, and cracked.
Repairing pool grout and re-grouting is labor-intensive and time-consuming. To see if your pool grout needs repair, you can start by scrubbing your tile and grout with a brush and some soap. The grout may have calcium or other mineral built up, leading to discoloration. If this is the case, your pool grout may not need repair. It may just need a good cleaning and more TLC.
You can also add an algaecide to your pool to try to get rid of any algae that may have grown on the tiles and the grout. If you have black algae growing on the grout, you may need to re-grout because that can be very difficult to get off, not to mention unsightly.
Repairing pool grout is a tedious process because all of the old grout must first be removed. Depending on the size of your pool and how much of the grout you’re repairing, expect this to take a good amount of time.
Once the grout is removed, the new grout must be put in. There has to be time allowed for it to dry properly so that you don’t have problems in the immediate future. If this process is rushed or not done the right way, you could have more problems. Few people know how to grout a pool properly on their own.
If you decide to ignore your pool grout problems, you’re only asking for more trouble. When grout and tiles are missing, algae spores start to develop on the parts of the exposed porous concrete. This will lead to black areas in your pool.
If you notice grout beginning to crumble and fall out, the mixture may have been too weak when it was first applied. When grout dries that way, air bubbles can form. Those trapped air bubbles can make the grout brittle, causing it to crack.
When these things start to happen, it’s most important to get a pool professional on the case quickly. If you ignore them, pool grout problems can become costly to fix.
When it comes to pool grout repair, let the experts at Flower Mound Pool Care & Maintenance, get the job done right the first time. Our expert technicians know how to take the best care of your pool grout.
For the past 14 years, we have proudly served Argyle, Carrollton, Coppell, Corinth, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Lake Dallas, Lantana, Lewisville, Plano, McKinney, and Frisco and continue to do so today. We have helped countless customers with their pool grout repair. Besides grout repair, our technicians can also take care of the following: