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How to keep pool tiles perfect

Keeping pool tiles looking like new. Image of pool tiles at a home.Cleaning swimming pool tiles and other keeping other pool surfaces clean is as easy as regular sweeps and pool vacuuming with either automatic pool cleaners or daily brushing with an extension hose connected to your pool filter skim box.

What happens if pool tiles begin to build up with spots and deposits?

Pool tiles can sometimes be marked by scuffing from pool toys, spills from drinks, or grease and oil deposits for people wearing sun lotions, or during maintenance. These marks and spots are easily cleaned with regular cleaners. If you live in an area where you have hard water, you pool tiles can become calcified by high calcium deposits. The calcification creates a white haze on pool tiles or even a crusty hard shell on your pool tiles.

If your pool has been neglected for many years, sometimes there is nothing that can be done, and a major refinishing project is necessary. This could mean draining your pool water, removing the old tiles and completely relining your pool with new tiles.

The great news is if you or your pool cleaning company is careful with pool water testing, you can catch the cause of the problem before pool tiles become permanently damaged.

Early diagnosis is important.

Sometimes you might notice a white haze in your pool water and this is the time to get your water professionally tested. Fast! But sometimes, the damage to your pool tiles can be underway without any visible signs just yet, and this is why you need to maintain a regular pool water testing schedule.

As mentioned in another article, “How to fix cloudy pool water“, the very first step you need to take is to ensure your pool water’s pH level is targeted between 7 and 7.6. Pool water with the correct pH is the starting point for every pool water treatment process.

The next step is to have your water hardness tested.

How to test pool water hardness.

There are three easy ways to test pool water hardness. Yes, the obvious two are get a test kit or have a professional to test your water hardness.

With a pool water hardness test kit:

  1. Add the buffer solution to the pool water sample.
  2. Apply the calcium test solution to the buffered pool water sample.
  3. Add a test reagent one drop at a time to the solution.
  4. Read the results from the test guide.

Treating pool water hardness.

The simplest method is to drain the pool water and add soft water, but this can be costly and time consuming. There are products you can purchase from your local pool chemical store that will treat water hardness too, and for minor corrections in pool water hardness, you can sometimes rectify any potential damage.

Reflections Pool and Spa Services are highly experienced in pool water testing and treating water hardness.

If you want to call in the experts right away,
phone Andy right now at 951 200 0294.



Ashley Lange

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