Pool Tile Cleaning

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Pool Tile Cleaning

As a swimming pool owner, you want your swimming pool to be clean not only in the summer but all year round. Sometimes, no matter how hard you work at keeping your pool clean, algae, dirt, and other contaminants will still find their way into your swimming pool.


At Bilt Rite Pools, we provide professional pool service, pool design, and repairs!

More than skimming the surface of the water and brushing the walls, your swimming pool occasionally needs “deep cleaning” of the pool tiles.

How do you clean your pool tiles?

  • Scrubbing
  • Using homemade cleaners
  • Using chemical cleaners
  • Power washing
  • Abrasive blasting/ sandblasting

When it comes to pool cleaning, would you prefer cleaning it yourself, or would you hire a pool cleaning company? If you don’t feel confident about your ability to do any of the cleaning methods above, we can do it for you.

As a professional pool company, we are licensed and insured for your protection. Blasting is an efficient pool cleaning method. Blasting removes stubborn dirt, calcium buildup, cracked and peeling paint.

Because blasting uses abrasive media instead of chemicals, it’s safer and doesn’t have much effect on the water, and it depends on the type of media you want to choose. When compared with using chemical cleaners, you would be able to use your swimming pool quicker after blasting.

Dustless Blasting

Stains and calcium deposits make your pool look less attractive and can interfere with your enjoyment.

Regular pool cleaning and maintenance are essential to keep your swimming pool in excellent condition. The calcium levels in your swimming pool should be between 200 and 400 parts per million.

Sooner or later, you will need to remove calcium buildup and stains in your swimming pool. Blasting is an excellent way to do that while restoring the vibrancy of your pool tiles at the same time. The deck area and stone features, if any, will also benefit from clean blasting.

Blasting offers better results than using harsh acids and lets you get back into the swimming pool in less time. You can use different materials for the abrasing medium.

Using glass beads as an abrasive medium is very effective for removing calcium and minerals from traditional pool tiles. Glass beads are environmentally friendly.

You don’t need to use other chemicals when using them. Because of this, there is no harmful residue that gets left in the pool. They won’t damage or cause the tiles to fade.

Glass beads will settle at the bottom of the pool after blasting. Vacuuming will help remove glass beads.

Walnut shell grits are an excellent medium for cleaning a pool deck. They are soft and do not damage wood, tile, or exposed pebble surfaces. They are also biodegradable, so you do not need to worry about cleaning hazardous residues.

Salt Blasting

Using low pressure, Kieserite is the essential ingredient in salt blasting as its medium. It’s a salt that’s often compared to Epsom. When the salt hits the surface, it pops and releases the calcium deposits from the tiles.

It is effective on ceramic, stone, and other tiles. It polishes tiles well and makes them shine. Since it is natural and biodegradable, it’s considered a safer method to clean tiles. It’s also pH neutral, and it won’t affect the water chemistry.

Soda Blasting

Soda blasting is almost like glass bead blasting, but it uses a much softer media, sodium bicarbonate. It is best for stone and ceramic tiles. When used in larger pools, the amount of blasting media used could raise the pH and alkalinity levels of the water.

Blasting VS Rebuilding A Swimming Pool

It’s sad to see a neglected and decaying swimming pool. Your backyard should be vibrant, and an empty swimming pool that you can’t use shouldn’t be part of that. However, tearing it out and rebuilding is just not cost-effective for a lot of people.

Most of the time, the swimming pool needs a lot of TLC. Before resurfacing, now is the best time to check the swimming pool for cracks, leaks, or other structural damage. If there is no damage, but there are stains, mineral deposits, cracked or peeling paint, blasting can remove these issues.

We can recommend the best blasting medium after carefully inspecting the status of your swimming pool’s surface. When all the dirt and imperfections, even old paint, have been removed, you can choose to resurface the swimming pool with plaster, tiles, or a combination of materials to achieve a unique look.

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