Thursday, March 21, 2013

How to Apply Grout to Pool Tile Edges

Fig.1 Pre-mixed Grout
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Black rubber grout float
Large tile sponge 
Margin grout trowel (very narrow tool) 
Simplegrout® Pre-Mixed Grout

James Monroe called my repair service to fix the missing grout on the pool wall between the pool and the Jacuzzi.

This post shows the eight steps to repair missing pool grout.

Step 1: Fig.1 upper right shows the pre-mixed Grout that will be used in the job.  
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the damage. Look at the pool grout, not all pool grout are white, some are various colors and these colors need to be purchase at a pool supply store. This grout was off white and someone had painted the pool tile brown and the paint had leached into the grout which had damaged the grout and the rest of the pool. 
Fig.2 Pool Grout Missing

Step 3: Fig.3 shows a larger picture of the pool wall that separates the pool from the Jacuzzi.
Fig.3 Hole in grout wall
Step 4: Fig.4 shows this section is about the tool needed for this job. This job needs the following tools: Black rubber grout float (applies grout to the damaged area), large tile sponge (used to clean the excess grout off the tile), margin grout trowel (used the get the grout out of the tub and apply it to the grout area), and pre-mixed grout.
Fig.4 Tools Needed
Step 5: This 1-quart Simplegrout® Pre-Mixed Grout pre-mixed adhesive and grout comes ready to use for tile installations in commercial or residential projects. This grout is formulated to resist cracking, shrinking and staining, making it great for indoor or outdoor projects. Note: For more info click here.
Step 6: Fig.5 shows a small bit of grout placed at the edge of the pool on top of the old grout. Use the margin grout trowel to pull out the grout from the small tub.
Fig.5 New Grout
Step 5: Fig.6 shows the first layer of grout placed in the pool/Jacuzzi wall. Use the black rubber grout float to flatten the grout into the tile edge and the pool.
Fig.6 Filling the gap
Step 6: Fig.7 shows the second layer grout was applied to pool/Jacuzzi wall edge a second time to achieve the final coat.
Fig.7 Second layer
Step 7: Fig.8 and Fig.9 shows the final clean-up step is to use the tile sponge to remove the excess grout from the pool tile. Try not to touch the grout edge while removing the excess grout.
Fig.8 Sponge Edges Grout
Fig.9 Sponge
Step 8: Fig.10 shows the final job with the new grout in place.
Fig.10 Job done
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