Swimming Pool & Spa Tile Repair Products
Need to reattach or repair tiles in swimming pools or spas? Looking for a way to keep pool tiles on the water line from falling off in the future? The AquaBond products listed on this page provide superior pool tile repair results — and they’re all low waste and easy to use thanks to our special application system and resealable cartridges.
To Repair Pool Tiles When They’re Not Submerged:
SR-3000 Structural Repair Compound is an extremely strong, fast-setting, two-part acrylic adhesive — the “super glue” of the pool and spa industry. Our fastest curing product. It hardens in 5 minutes, requires little surface preparation and is ideal for quickly and easily reattaching or replacing pool tiles on both horizontal and vertical surfaces.
AFW-8000 AquaFlex Sealant is a high-performance, two-part hybrid resin. Algae, mildew and chlorine resistant, it is not “UV stabilized” for above water application and should be painted or covered with additional material for longevity of the seal or bond.
UW-5000 (Off-White) or UW-5200 (Gray) Underwater Repair Compound is a high-strength, super-versatile underwater glue that can be used for cracked tile repair above or below water. A two-part, hybrid epoxy adhesive, it’s our best underwater structural repair compound, delivering a clean finish and long-lasting results.
To Repair Cracked Pool Tiles While They’re Underwater:
- AFW-8000 AquaFlex Underwater Sealant
- UW-5000 (Off-White) or UW-5200 (Gray) Underwater Repair Compound
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Why Did The Tile Damage Occur?
Cracked or missing tiles in swimming pools and spas can indicate more than just an appearance problem. While tiles can fall off simply because of age or because poor adhesives were used to install them originally, they often break or pop off due to:
- Ground movement
- Inadequate drainage
- Cracked decking
- Adobe or expansive soil conditions
- Leaks or cracks developing behind the tile as a result of moisture between the grout and concrete degrading the adhesion and bond
- The original bond beam not having been properly buttered or prepped to accept the trim (tile or cantilever).
Before repairing, reattaching or replacing broken pool or spa tiles, it’s important to determine why the damage occurred in the first place. If there’s a serious underlying problem that needs to be addressed, repairing the tiles won’t fix it. You will want to use an appropriate AquaBond® product to correct the underlying issue first.
For example, if water-line tile falling off is a recurring problem, you need to create a flexible moisture barrier to keep water from getting behind the tile.
To Prevent Water From Getting Behind Pool Tiles at the Water Line:
ABC-9100-300 (Clear) & ABW-9000-300 (White) Waterproof Permanent Gap & Seal Fillers are professional pool and spa sealants specially engineered to work like silicone caulk but with a huge added advantage — permanent flexibility and clarity! These sealants are permanently waterproof, flexible and UV stabilized, and can be applied on wet or dry surfaces. Apply around the perimeter of the pool under the decking as a preventative measure to keep water from getting behind tiles at the water line due to ground movement or freezing and thawing.