Pool tiles protect a swimming pool and make it look beautiful. Tiles are made from different materials like stone, porcelain, mosaic, and glass, and you can get them in a wide array of colors. In general tile will last about 20 years. But how do you know when it is time to replace the tile in the entire pool? Pool tiles may require replacement due to one of the following reasons:
Cracked and Chipped Tiles
Pool tiles may crack with repeated exposure to heat and moisture, as concrete or the mortar that holds them into place expands and contracts. Leaving the pool unattended when the water levels go down is another reason why pool tiles crack. Cracked tiles need to be replaced immediately to keep the pool looking and functioning at its best.
Improper Tile Installation
Pool tiles may need replacement if they are not installed properly, or the material used to fix them is not of good quality. Also, the things you choose to set the tile is as essential as the tile. Using good quality adhesive and sealants can help save money down the line.
Tiles Falling Off
Pool tiles that aren’t fixed the right way will end up falling off. Sometimes, they also fall off because of water that gets behind the cement due to cracks that are found within the grouting. Extreme temperature changes can also cause the pool tiles to come loose.
If you haven’t changed the pool tiles in a long time, now might be a good time to replace them. When the pool tiles become too old, they start to look dull, faded, unattractive, and unpleasant to the eyes. Replacing old tiles with modern ones can help bring your pool’s aesthetic back to life.