It is always wonderful to swim in your own pool. It doesn’t have the vastness and the frolic of the seashore but it is definitely safer and cleaner. It is also easy on your feet all because its floor is tiled. The tiles make your pool look more beautiful and enticing. Aside from that, the tiles also permit your pool to keep its distinct colors a lot longer than the other available floor surfaces.
Unfortunately, the grout that holds the tiles in your pool can bring a number of inconveniences. The grout can make your pool grimy and dirty. Eventually, the grout also cracks. So, sooner or later, you need to regrout your pool. The job is time-consuming and labor-intensive but it can give you more years of trouble-free swimming pool maintenance.
Here are your two guidelines:
- Find out if there is a need for you to regrout your pool. Get a tile brush and a tile soap. Your first goal is to take out the discoloration. If the brush and the soap don’t do the trick, put an algaecide to your pool water. Check the proper pH level for best effect. Combine a hydrogen peroxide solution into water. The ratio should be 1:2. This means you need one part of hydrogen peroxide for every two parts of water. Then, spray the solution directly to the discolored, exposed pool area. If the discoloration is still present and stubborn black algae, it is clear that you have to regrout promptly.
- Plan to remove the grout. First, you need the following tools: a grout saw, a power tool, a grout scraper, and a chisel. You can use the grout saw to directly cut through the grout. If your pool is larger, or the discolored area is expansive, you may need a power tool to cut through the grout. You should have a special blade, either a carbonite or a diamond. In order to get off the remaining grout in between your tiles, aid yourself with the grout scraper. Meanwhile, for very small areas, alternatively, utilize the chisel and the grout scraper. Note, however, that this approach may be tedious. It may also give you a less precise result. But then again, you can always aim to do the job more carefully. When you are certain the areas or portions are already grout-free, clean out. Use a mixture: a cup of white vinegar and a cup of water. Finish the job by vacuuming up all the dust and the remaining grout pieces in your pool.
If you simply need to replace your grout, go for a waterproof epoxy grout. It is highly suitable for swimming pools, particularly if you are in a humid area. Make sure that the color of your replacement matches your old grout. If you want an entirely new color, prefer a color that complements your tiles. After mixing the grout, evenly and completely fill all the joints in between the tiles. Clean up loosened grout with a reliable damp cloth. When the grout dries, your job is accomplished.