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6 x 6 inch waterline tile OK for curves of Roman pool ends?

Posted by buzz2 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 5, 12 at 20:55

Hello,

I picked out 6x6 inch waterline tile for my inground gunite pool but because of the curves at the roman ends (circle radius of about 10 feet) my pb is saying I need to go smaller, 3x3 or 2x2's. He says the tile conractor won't guarantee 6x6 on the curved ends. There is a single curved swimout with a circle radius of about 5 feet.

I looked at many pool photos online and it appears that many pools are done with 6x6 waterline tile on roman end pools and freeform pools, many of which appear to have tighter curves than our pool.

Is my pb correct? Is it not advisable to put 6x6 on the curved areas? We really like the 6x6 tile we picked out and would rather not switch it if we don't have to. We also don't want tiles popping off, either. Location is Massachusetts, if climate matters. I would appreciate any guidance and opinions you can give me. Thank you.


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RE: 6 x 6 inch waterline tile OK for curves of Roman pool ends?

buzz2,
It's common to use 6x6 on roman style pools. If the radius is small, it's accepted practice to halve the tiles. The only problem that comes to mind is keeping water from getting behind the tile. This should be easily accomplished in any case.
Other problems exist when using 2x2 or 3x3 tiles, particularly if you are pouring a cantilever deck.


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RE: 6 x 6 inch waterline tile OK for curves of Roman pool ends?

I don't see how it can be a problem for any decent tile guy to handle.


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RE: 6 x 6 inch waterline tile OK for curves of Roman pool ends?

Thank you for your responses. It's kind of what I thought. I'll get some quotes from other tile guys.


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