How are pool tiles cleaned? Seahorse Pools & Spas contractors explain
Dirty pool tiles creep up on pool owners — especially those who perform their own pool maintenance and upkeep. It’s kind of like a dirty shower — you don’t notice it until the build up is enough to be extremely noticeable. When it comes to pool care and maintenance, keeping your pool clean involves more than vacuuming and maintaining. It also means removing calcium water deposits and lime scale from the tiles. You may wonder, how are pool tiles cleaned? There are many ways and your pool contractor is the best source for information on cleaning your unique pool, but here are a few tips to get you started.
There are specific steps to keep tiles clean. The reason they get dirty is that hard water deposits form on the upper rows of the tiles surrounding the swimming pool; this is a good thing because it means you will only need to lower the water a few inches in order to clean away deposits. .
When your swimming pool service pro from Seahorse Pools & Spas comes to clean the tiles here is some of the work that will go into the project:
- The pool water will be drained to a foot below the rows of tiles that are encrusted with the hard water or lime deposits.
- A layer of an acidic gel tile cleaner will be applied, one section at a time. The gel will be worked into the tiles and allowed to sit and work for at least 15 minutes to loosen the deposits.
- The deposits will be scoured and deposits that are not easily removed, will be scraped out with a razor blade.
- The gel and its residue will need to be wiped away and your swimming pool pro will take care to not let any of the cleaner drip into the remaining pool water.
Your pool service professional works his way around the pool, inspecting the surfaces and repeats the process until the tiles are clean. Once they are cleaned, the pool tiles will shine as if they were new.
Working with a pool service professional who works to keep your pool — both the water and the structure and the equipment — in top working order is one of the best ways to assure your pool tiles don’t suffer hard water build up.