Mosaic Tiling in Swimming Pools
Swimming pools are areas that are subject to relatively high water pressure and movement in a constantly submerged condition. Choosing the right products and construction methods to ensure durability is extremely important.
Failure to focus on product selection and construction methods can lead to unexpected problems. This often causes homeowners and contractors alike to spend more time and money on remodeling and renovation.
Common issues and queries you can face
For Newly Built Swimming Pools
Ensure the substrate is clean and free from loose particles, grease, and traces of foreign materials that may affect adhesion.
Tile Adhesive Application
A) For Housing Development Board (HDB) Projects
E.Mix Super Fix Eco is a high quality, blended, dry-set mortar which is ideal for installation of marble, granite, ceramic and homogeneous tiles for walls and floors. It is also suitable for tiling in swimming pools and for tile-on-tile works.
B) For Private Construction Projects
E.Mix Tile Fix 383 is a cement-based, dry-set tile adhesive suitable for swimming pools, tile-on-tile, and renovation applications.
Both products conform to BS EN 12004: 2017 with classification of C2TES1. This means that both of them have:
- improved adhesive
- great slip resistance
- extended open time
- high deformability (flexibility)
Pro Tip: You may also add E.Mix Bond Admix to Tile Fix 383 in order to increase its flexibility to Class S2 (BS EN 12004: 2017).
Cementitious or Epoxy-Based Grout Application
A) Cementitious Grout
E.Mix Tile Grout is water-resistant and highly versatile. It is ideal for commercial and residential uses including toilets, swimming pools, kitchens and balconies.
B) Epoxy-Based Grout
Weberepox Easy is a two-component tile adhesive and grout. It highly recommended for hygiene sensitive areas like hospital and clinics, and wet areas such as swimming pools due to its:
- high chemical resistance
- anti-bacterial properties
- high compressive strength
- low water absorption
For Swimming Pool Repair or Renovation
Ensure the surface is clean and free from laitance, oil, grease, and any contaminants. Remove using industrial detergent and scrub.
Use E.Mix EP 562 BP to repair cracks and fill in the tile gaps. This product is a solvent-free, epoxy bonding paste with excellent compressive and bond strength.
BONUS: No need to drain off the pool water!