Pool tile cleaning
Pool tiles are an integral element in your swimming. Over time, calcium develops and accumulates on the pool tiles, hence they need to be cleaned from time to time. Sometimes they even crack or break calling for repair or even replacement. That is why pool owners need to hire a professional pool service provider to inspect and manage the pool to ensure it is in good condition at all time.
Removal of calcium deposits has proven to be a challenging task even for the pool professionals. However, more sophisticated and specialized equipment have been designed to facilitate removal of calcium deposits in the most efficient and effective way. Normally pool service companies utilize three techniques namely: glass bead blasting, sand blasting and soda blasting.
Glass Bead Blasting - utilizes a stream of very fine, round glass beads (about 10 microns) to clean the calcium and oil the tiles and grout. Bead blasting is applied primarily on Pebble Tec pools. The glass beads are easily removed after the tile cleaning is finished, both on the deck and in the pool. It does not affect the balance of the water either.
Salt Blasting - uses Kieserite salt that is fired at low pressure. The fired salt hits the tile surfaces and forces the calcium out of it. This technique is used on ceramic, sand stone, and other tiles. This technique has the advantage of being natural, biodegradable and has a neutral Ph. Therefore, it is considered as one of the safest methods of tile cleaning.
Soda Blasting – it works under a principle similar to bead blasting. However, instead of using glass beads, it uses sodium bicarbonate (Baking Soda) which is a much softer media. This method is used on ceramic, stone and sometimes Pebble Tec Tiles. Since the pH of baking soda is 8.3, it increases the alkalinity levels of the pools.
It is basic for the tiles to begin tumbling off as they age, or after accidental effects. This needs a simple replacement procedure. Utilizing tile grout and adhesive, you're swimming pool repair expert will replace the damaged tiles and get your pool looking new. If over 20% of the tiles are damaged, it is advisable that you replace all the tiles.
Cracked pool tiles are not just unattractive; they can prompt more serious issues if left unattended. For these, you should drain the pool enough to open them to the air, clean them all together and ensure they are totally dry before you start: Start by giving the tiles a layer of shine oil paint tinted to the shade of the tiles. Apply a moment coat if essential after the main coat has dried. After permitting the paint to dry, blend clear epoxy resin and spot it into the cracks. This will seal them. Pool owners are advice to hire a professional to clean and repair their pools at least once in a year. They can also provide the correct procedure and supply the right material and adhesives. According to many pool owners, hiring professional pool service providers is faster, safer and more effective approach to restoring the look of a pool.