Summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime, summerti-i-i-ime.
(You were singing it in your head, weren’t you?)
It’s the best.
Especially if you have a pool. A glorious, refreshing, cool place of your own to take a dip whenever you want.
But, we’d be lying if we said it was all fun and games. We know (probably more than most!) that there’s a lot of work involved in owning a pool.
Maintenance and repair are significant costs that come with the splishy-splashy territory.
And it’s not just the pool itself, but it’s also the tile surrounding the pool that you have to show some TLC.
Yes, tile and grout cleaning and repair for your pool are just as important as caring for the tile and grout inside your home.
Well, fear not, because we have the inside scoop on what you need to know to keep your pool tile and grout in good shape and avoid wasting money on unnecessary repairs.
Let’s dive in (see what we did there?) and find out what you need to know about grout cleaning and repair for your pool.
Why Does Good Grout Go Bad?
You can’t beat the look of tile for the area surrounding your pool, or even as the basis for the pool itself.
Grout, of course, is responsible for holding those beautiful tiles together and time can take a toll. It can get dirty, stained, and cracked from the normal wear and tear of use and exposure to the elements.
Grout Cleaning and Repair for Your Pool
Grout repair isn’t something that you want to try and tackle yourself. It’s hard work. It’s tedious. And you could probably find a million things that are more fun, like watching paint dry.
First, the old grout has to be removed. If you’re thinking, “No biggie, we’ll just chip and scrape all that out all by ourselves. We have an extra half hour this week,” you’re sadly mistaken.
Like, way off base. (No offense. We don’t expect you to know how time-consuming and difficult it actually is!)
Once the old grout is removed, you have to replace it with new grout. While it’s easier than the removal process, it has its own downsides. For one, you have to give the grout time to dry completely. Attempting to rush the process you’ll likely be looking at more problems than you started with.
Bottom line: Few people know how to properly handle grout cleaning and repair. Leave it to the professionals and avoid having to spend even more money and waste additional time.
What Happens if You Wait?
Only good things! IF you consider mold and algae good. ♀️
First comes the cracking. Then comes the crumbling. After that, your pool and surrounding area will start to look like…well…NOT attractive.
And like most problems, ignoring it will only make the issue – and the required intervention – more intense and costly.
Pro Grout Cleaning and Repair for Your Pool
Don’t try to handle your pool’s grout problems on your own. Leave it to the professionals who know what they’re doing (hint, hint: Hammond Knoll!) and can give the grout in your pool area the care it needs.
You won’t have to worry about it, you’ll save money, and you can focus on floating on your raft with a cold drink in your hand.
Get in touch today for a free quote or call us with any questions! (We won’t even ask if we can come swimming when it’s 95 degrees in July.)