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Unread 04-29-2021, 09:08 AM   #1
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Repair Broken Tile Pebbletec Pool

Have a tough job and need advice. Customer had old pool deck taken out. In the process the concrete contractor crack a number of pool tiles that were bonded to the old deck. Customer has some left over pieces from 30 years ago. So, I was able to successfully cut out four of the tiles and grind down the thin set no problem with my multimax grout blade and a mix of my air cut off disc and Dremel bit. The problem is the the two water line tiles on the other side that at the base have the pebbletec infused gunite right at the base. I’m questioning how to cut that tile out and ensure I don’t affect the pebbletech surface. Any advice. Could I use my air cut off tool and diamond disc to cut just above the base of the tile? Doesn’t solve for how the replacement might sit. Just not confident here. Note I do have the cracked pieces and the do fit well but there is a distinct line. Maybe I could use Ardex SX to bind the piece and not cut out at all.
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Unread 04-30-2021, 04:25 PM   #3
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I'm not familiar with the Pebbletec product. Is it something you can buy in small quantities in case you need to touch it up? If possible, I'd want to get my hands on some before removing those tiles. One thing about it, once the pool is filled, the transition won't be very noticeable since it's under water. Still needs to look good though.

We have a few pool guys here on the forum, maybe they know something about it.

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Unread 04-30-2021, 06:23 PM   #4
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You could cut the tile/pebbletec seam with a Dremel and diamond disc. It should cut thru pretty easy. Then pop the broken tiles and replace. The thin Dremel disc should make a perfect cut and the tile should go in like you want it to.
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