Grout, which is the most preferred material for bonding and fixing between tiles, is simply a filling material. One of the indispensable materials used in pool flooring is grouting. Grouting is one of the elements that increase the quality of the pool and add value to the pool. For this reason, it should be preferred from a reliable and high-quality brand, well applied and protected.
A pool joint is applied to the gaps left in the tiles laid. Silicone pool joint is also used in these areas. For the preparation of the joint, the powdered joint is mixed with water to obtain consistency. The pool joint has a thick and fluid consistency. Grout is applied under the tiles to prevent water leakage.
HOW TO APPLY POOL GROUTING?
During pool construction, tiles should be placed at 3 mm intervals for joint transitions. The adjacent positioning of the tiles prevents the joint application from being done in a healthy way. The entire surface must be completely free of dust and dirt before the pool joint is applied. Grouting should be done on a clean and smooth surface. Joint application should be done with quality workmanship. The adhesive used must be cured before starting the grouting process. It is recommended to use surface protectors before grouting in order to protect the tile surfaces and prevent contamination.
WHAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN POOL JOINT APPLICATION?
Things to consider in pool joint application:
- If the gap to be grouted is too open, the grout may not hold. Therefore, grouting should be applied as much as the opening. (The grout packages contain information on which gaps they are suitable for).
- The floors to be grouted must be cleaned and free of construction residues.
- Before grouting, waterproofing must be applied under the tiles. Waterproofing that supports grouting is of great importance to prevent leakage of pool water.
- After grouting, wait at least half an hour and clean the grouted areas with a cloth or sponge.
- Care should be taken not to leave any gaps between the tiles during the grouting process.
IS POOL GROUTING DONE AFTER TILING?
The pool joint is made after the tiling process. For a detailed explanation of tile laying processes, you can read the content of How to Lay Pool Tiles? The grouting process starts with the complete drying of the tile laying. The joint application, which is made to protect the concrete and tiles from water exceedance, preserves its durability for a long time, the more quality materials it is made with.
HOW LONG AFTER GROUTING CAN THE POOL BE USED?
The pool can be used for 4 hours after grouting. This time may vary depending on the joint material and brand used on the pool floor and wall. Then the pool water is filled and the pool is ready for use.
WHAT HAPPENS IF GROUTING IS NOT APPLIED TO POOLS?
If grouting is not applied to the pools, the service life of the pools is shortened. Grouting prevents pool water from leaking between tiles, corners and other joints of the pool. Grouting must be done both in pools used periodically and in pools that can be used in four seasons. Grouting has an important effect on the waterproofing of pools. When applying joint fillers; It can be in various thicknesses and colors. With the right choice of joint filler and the right workmanship, the joint filler can be used for many years.
HOW TO MAINTAIN THE POOL JOINT?
The maintenance frequency of the pool joint varies according to the size of the pool. If no maintenance is done to the pool joints, the joints peel off over time and microbes, algae, etc. prepares the ground for the formation of pollution. In the maintenance of the joints, first of all, the pool water is drained and the deteriorated and broken joints are cleaned. Then the surface is cleaned. Finally, new grout is applied. The joint application is expected to dry. After making sure that the pool floor and walls are completely dry, the pool can be used.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF POOL GROUT?
Havuz derzi çeşitleri:
- Antibakteriyel Derz (2 mm - 10 mm arası kullanılır),
- Epoksi Derz (2 mm - 15 mm arası kullanılır),
- Silikonlu Derz (2 mm - 10 mm arası kullanılır),
WHAT IS ANTIBACTERIAL POOL GROUTING?
Antibacterial pool joint is an insulation material used between pool tiles, suitable for gaps between 2 mm and 10 mm. It can be selected in accordance with the tile models of the pools with white and blue color options. In terms of health, all materials used in it are harmless, prevent contamination such as germs and algae, and are antibacterial for these reasons. Antibacterial pool joints have different prices according to their brands.
WHAT IS EPOXY POOL JOINT?
Epoxy pool joint is a two-component insulation material used between pool tiles, suitable for gaps between 2 mm and 15 mm. Since it is not a cement-based joint, it is more beneficial for human health. It is also resistant to the materials to be used in pool cleaning. It is easy to apply. It also has antibacterial properties. It is used in pools, baths, and saunas. Epoxy pool joints have different prices according to their brands.
WHAT IS MAPEI POOL GROUT?
Mapei pool joint is a cement-based insulation material used between pool tiles, suitable for gaps between 2 mm and 10 mm. There is no dusting problem. It is an economical filling material. It is highly resistant to abrasion. It is suitable for waterproofing pools, saunas and spas. Mapei pool joints have different prices according to their brands.
WHAT IS SILICONE POOL GROUT?
Silicone pool joint is a cement-based sealing material used between pool tiles, suitable for gaps between 2 mm and 10 mm. It is cement based. Silicone grout is suitable for waterproofing in pool establishments, spas, saunas, hotel pools. There are prices varying according to the brand and size of silicone pool joints.
IS THE POOL GROUT RENEWED EVERY YEAR?
The joints made to the pools are checked during general annual maintenance. If no damage is encountered in the grouted areas, there is no need for renewal. However, minor damages should not be ignored. In order for the pool water, which directly affects human health, to be clean and reliable, joint maintenance should also be done carefully.
WHAT ARE THE PROPERTIES OF POOL GROUT?
Properties of the pool grout:
- It is resistant to high (+50) and low (-30) temperatures.
- It is a quality insulation material to prevent leakage of pool water.
- It is resistant to chemical substances in pool water.
- It has a flexible structure.
- When regular maintenance is done, problems such as blistering and cracking are prevented.
- It provides smoothness in the joints of the tiles on the pool floor and walls.
- Does not fade when prepared using quality materials.
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF POOL GROUTING?
The pool joint has a great importance in keeping the pool water in the pool and preventing leaks and leaks. In addition to these, it also contributes to the healthy use and insulation of pools for a longer period of time. The more quality and robust materials are used during the construction of the pools, the fewer the renovation problems. For this reason, the grouting process after the pool tiles are laid should be done in accordance with both human health in terms of the mixing of chemicals into the water and pool health in terms of the usability of the pool.