POOL BUTLER BLOG

Pool Tile Cleaning

January 22, 2021

By admin || Posted In Category Pool Maintenance, Pool Remodel, Pool Repair

Pool tile cleaning is a brilliant solution to giving your pool a refreshing update. If regular maintenance isn't enough, but a complete pool remodel is an overshoot, then having your pool tiles professionally deep cleaned strikes the perfect balance. Mildew can build-up over time, especially right at the water line of your pool. The Pool Butler hires and trains expert technicians to make your pool appear immaculate and brand new.

Before Pic
Before Pic
Before Pic

Taking a close look at these before pictures, you can see that the pool lines were pretty neglected. Some tiles were loose, and almost without grout. Mold and scum were growing deep in between the tiles. Mold was removed with acid, some areas were re-grouted to prevent mold regrowth from the crevices and to prevent tiles from falling.

After Pic
After Pic
After Pic
After Pic

The after pictures speak for themselves. The technician carefully diagnosed and treated these pool tiles according to top industry standards. If your pool tiles look tired and dirty, then we can help. Call the Pool Butler today for all of your pool needs.

HOW TO CLEAN POOL TILES

If you prefer to clean and repair your pool tiles yourself, we have included a complete how to guide here for your reference.

1. CLEAN UP ANY ORGANIC MATERIALS

Very simply, clean away any material such as dirt, leaves, or grass clippings that may have collected on the surface of your tiles. This can be done by hand or with a vacuum to speed up the process.

2. BRUSH YOUR WATERLINE TILES

Use a stiff brush to scrub away the calcium carbonate by working quickly in circulating movements. A tooth brush can be used

3. USE A CLEANER

If your dirt and grime build up is minimal, you can use household products like vinegar with water, baking soda and vinegar, toothpaste or even dish soap to remove deposits.

For tough stains or calcium silicate scaling, you’ll need to clean the area using a pumice stone. Be careful not to scratch your glass tiles. Stubborn stains may require the use of commercial tile cleaner, stain eraser, or a sulfuric acid based product. These are very harsh, acidic cleaning chemicals and should be used with caution. Always test on a small patch of your tile and wear protective gloves. Make sure that you wait a few days before using your pool.

4. TRY SODA BLASTING

If you have been unsuccessful at removing the stains from tiles, you can try soda blasting. This technique is recommended over salt or glass bead blasting for waterline glass tiles and involves blasting baking soda out of a high-pressure nozzle. You may wish to hire a professional.

See the video below for more pool tile cleaning tips:

https://youtu.be/7JqzqUyOY1c