Tiling in swimming-pools
Common issues and queries you can face
Step by step solution
Ensure that the surface is clean, sound, free from dust, molds, grease, and laitance using high water pressure jet. Check the cohesion of the substrate, and using a hammer eliminate hollow and loose parts. Use weberep 331 TX to repair the hollowed concrete surface (repair from 5 to 50 mm) or any other repair material from Sodamco-Weber range.
Apply a flexible cementitious waterproofing membrane weberdry 110FX before tiling. Apply the first coat of this 2-components product (powder+resin), then embed Plastic Mesh F15 in the first layer and apply a second layer of weberdry 110FX. Allow drying before beginning the tiling job.
It is important to select an adhesive with the appropriate level of flexibility to accommodate for the expected strains from either differences in thermal or water movement and/or deflection of the substrate under load. You may webercol flex to fix tiles in private and public swimming pools.
Webercol max, webercol premium, webercol fast, webercol F1, webercol plus and webercol flex can be used to fix tiles in private swimming pools less than 80 m³ (if ceramic tiles are used, not mosaics).
Apply the tiles over the tile adhesive and press them firmly.
Grouting should be done at least 24 hours after fixing tiles, using weberjoint perfect in private swimming pools. For public swimming pools, it is recommended to use an epoxy based grout such as weberepox easy.
Allow at least 10 days after grouting before filling the pool.