How To Clean Your Swimming Pool Tiles

by Pool Builders on 10-06-2011 in Articles

Keeping your swimming pool clean involves more than simply vacuuming and maintaining the it,it means addressing and removing calcium water deposits and lime scale from your deck. The cleaning tile professionals know it takes specific steps to keep the tiles clean. Hard water deposits are usually found on the upper rows of the tiles that surrounding your swimming pool and because of this you will likely only need to have it drained for a few inches to remove the deposits. Your service professional has the skills and experience necessary to perform this task for you.

When your service tech comes to clean the swimming pool 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 tech will work his way around the pool inspecting all of the surfaces and will repeat the process until the tiles are clean. They will pick up a shine once the deposits are cleaned off - and will look as good as new.

· If you have hard water build up and deposits on the tiles on the deck surrounding the swimming pool, your pool tech will take care of that as well.

Calcium and lime build up are one of those items that kind of sneak up on you without your noticing until it becomes a problem. Utilizing the services of a tile cleaning professional will help keep the tiles clean before they become an issue. Keeping your tiles cleaned and hard water deposit build-up free is something you can work into a swimming pool service contract. If your service pro checks on the tiles each time they visit to clean your pool, they can clean the tiles and keep ahead of any unsightly and potentially harmless build up.

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