Swimming pools are fantastic to have during the heat of the summer and you’re just looking for a way for a bit of a release from the sun. However, taking care of the swimming pool can get a little bit involved when dealing with the filter system, keeping out the leaves, and keeping the pH balance right for the water. Before you know it, you have grown a nice ring around the water line on the tiles that line the pool and it’s time to do something about it. There are a few different ways to clean these calcium deposits some of them better than others and some of them easier than others. If you’re not careful you can actually damage the tiles and then suffer the joy of living with scratched up tiles or going through the process of replacing them.
Let’s look at a few different ways to clean the calcium off the tiles in your swimming pool in Scottsdale, AZ and get your tile looking good as new.
Bead blasting the tiles – this can be somewhat controversial as it can be a quick way to ruin your tile. This is all about picking the right material to do the bead blasting with and setting the correct air pressure. If you’re not sure what medium to use and what air pressure to use you probably shouldn’t tackle it this way and are better off getting a professional to do it for you. That said, you can rent a sandblaster with a compressor and then get some glass beads for the job. Don’t set the air pressure much more than 40 pounds of pressure or you may damage the tile surface. One rule of thumb is that you should be able to point it at your hand and pull the trigger without hurting it. If this method is set up correctly it can be the best approach to getting thick calcium deposit build up off of your tiles.
If you need help with your pool, feel free to give us a call at 480-222-0895.