Translate to:

Something interesting to know about Pool tile cleaning

  • Rating: 5 after 1 vote
There are a few different ways to effectively clean pool tile. The two most popular are bead blasting and soda blasting with high pressure water. The rumors going around about the two need to be understood. In this blog I will try to explain all I know.
As a very reputable pool tile cleaner in southern California I am very well rounded in both ways and would like to clear some air. Both bead blasting and soda blasting have their pros and cons. Bead blasting when done by an average pool guy with less then adequate equipment is usually forced to blast at a low CFM with high psi to get any where with the calcium. This means they will be blasting at arount 80-120psi, a ridicuous amount of presure for tile. This presure will definrlty damage and pit the tile, if the tile has a moderate build-up. I have been doing bead blasting for 4 years now, and i blast at 27 cfm with 38-40 psi, it is literally soft enough to blast your skin with. There is no damage to the tile at this pressure.
When soda blasting with water pressure it requires 2500-3000 psi and a large volume of water to clean. It too is very affective. The only down fall is that this type of pressure is sure to remove tile from its concrete.

We all know that almost every pool after a few years will have loose tile. Somtimes nothing will ever come of it. It may hold its position for years to come. When I blasted pools using this method, I would remove tile on 1 out of 5 pools, and then struggle to convince the customer it exsisted prior to my arrival. The soda material works great on granite or marble but we refuse to use it other wise. It also neutralizes the balance chemically and makes it difficult to maintain a good PH. I hope this clears some rumors about tile cleaning. This site has a video of tile cleaning done to what we consider to be the right way.
Technorati ProfileTechnorati Profile

Views: 1562

Comment

You need to be a member of Pool Genius Network to add comments!

Join Pool Genius Network

Comment by Tony Roland on March 5, 2009 at 2:36pm
If the scale isn't too thick, our Power Blue Scale Off product will work wonders. If the scale is very thick, our product will help the pool owner keep this problem in check before it get too bad next time ; )
Comment by Jeff Gale on March 2, 2009 at 11:53am
Very informative. Thank you for posting this. Is there bead blasting equipment that you would recommend?
Comment by Gabriel LaCross on February 24, 2009 at 7:48pm

Sign in

E-mail

Password
 or Sign Up
By signing in, you agree to the amended Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
Forgotten your password?

Events

Latest Activity

Profile Icon via Twitter
RT @PoolInfoSite: Advanced Pools, Inc. offer reasons to choose a concrete swimming pool https://t.co/cSDNw1GxmU
Twitter11 hours ago · Reply · Retweet
Kevin Misley replied to Kevin Misley's discussion Electronic Robotic Cordless Cleaners
"Ryan That link is household vacuum cleaners not pool cleaners. Anyway, I got a little more…"
yesterday
Profile Icon via Twitter
RT @PoolInfoSite: Easy pool cleaning tips https://t.co/HFMlbtx3M6
Twitteryesterday · Reply · Retweet
Ryan Williams replied to Jody Perez's discussion Performing a controlled pool water drain
"Hey Jody, why don't you save yourself the trouble of having to do all that and just hire a…"
yesterday
Ryan Williams replied to Kevin Misley's discussion Electronic Robotic Cordless Cleaners
"Yep, cordless cleaners are the best. Here's an expert review on it."
yesterday
Kevin Misley commented on Kim Skinner's blog post How to Obtain a Quality Pool Plaster Finish
"Thanks for the post Kim-good article."
Tuesday
Kevin Misley posted a discussion

Electronic Robotic Cordless Cleaners

Looking for an opinion on the best cordless cleaner.Has to be cordless as the pool is equipped with…See More
Tuesday
Profile Icon via Twitter
RT @PoolInfoSite: Get fit in your swimming pool https://t.co/VEU8A8mXzQ
TwitterMonday · Reply · Retweet

© 2018   Created by PGN Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Offline

Live Video