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    Default Coping tiles

    These tiles stick out bout 2 to three inches from the pool. A few of them are like this, and some of them are missing the grout between them. Outside of the fact that they are dangerous, would anyone recommend that they be replaced.

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    Default Re: Coping tiles

    Replace the broken ones, repair the missing mortar. But of more concern to me is the underlying cause of the crack that telegraphs through several of those tiles in your second pic.

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    Default Re: Coping tiles

    Quote Originally Posted by william siegel View Post
    These tiles stick out bout 2 to three inches from the pool. A few of them are like this, and some of them are missing the grout between them. Outside of the fact that they are dangerous, would anyone recommend that they be replaced.
    Replaced AND shortened.

    Pavers are thick enough and strong enough to stick out like that, TILES are not ... which is why they broke in the first place.

    Did you tap them with your tapper stick? I'm guessing the tiles are also loose around the coping, meaning all loose ones also need to be removed and replaced.

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    Default Re: Coping tiles

    Did you see any cracks in the pool wall? Has this pool been re-plastered by chance?

    rick


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    Jerry,

    I did tap all the way around. Stangely enough, all of them were tight. I even tried pulling on them in various areas and nothing gave.

    Rick,

    Interesting point. The pool has a Diamond Brite finish. Looks about two to three years old. Did not notice any cracking.

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