The best part about having your swimming pool is taking a dip any time you want to. However, it also comes with the responsibility of pool cleaning and maintenance. Aside from keeping the swimming pool beautiful, you also want the water to be clean and safe for swimming.
Tile cleaning is an essential part of pool maintenance. Over time, calcium deposits accumulate on the tiles and create an unsightly white layer over the tiles.
Aside from taking away from the beauty of the swimming pool, the sediments also promote algae growth and can damage the filtration system. We are a professional pool cleaning company, and we can employ different methods to remove them safely and effectively.
What is Blasting?
Owning a swimming pool comes with the responsibility of its care, cleaning, and maintenance. More than skimming the water and brushing the surface of the pool, you also need to do tile cleaning to remove scaly buildup. It’s not harmful to swimmers, but it makes the swimming pool look unattractive. The deck and other areas near the swimming pool can also benefit from regular cleaning.
Using harsh acids to clean and remove buildup takes a longer time when compared to blasting.
Blasting is a safe and effective way to remove calcium and scale deposits from the surface of the pool and the deck area. You can also use the pool a lot sooner after blasting compared to using acids.
Sandblasting or abrasive blasting refers to the use of propelling abrasive materials to clean a surface or remove contaminants on it. You can also use sandblasting to make a rough surface smooth or vice versa. If you are considering repainting or resurfacing your swimming pool, sandblasting not only cleans the surface but also removes old paint that may be peeling.
These days, actual sand is rarely used in abrasive blasting because it poses serious health hazards. The silica used in sandblasting has the potential to cause severe respiratory illnesses, including lung cancer. The use of sand is restricted now and other abrasive media are used.
Dustless blasting uses non-toxic and mild abrasive materials like crushed glass or glass beads. They are used together with a water stream to loosen up oils, algae, calcium, and other deposits that build upon the tiles. Using a dustless blasting machine, the pool technicians will spray the blasting medium on the walls of the swimming pool.
This method is affordable and eco-friendly. It uses less water than power washing, and the blasting medium does not affect the chemical balance of the pool water. It doesn’t give off heat, and there are no toxic fumes.
Dustless blasting also works on the decks and rocks around your swimming pool. It is suitable for all types of tiles, and it is safe to do even when there is water in the swimming pool because it does not affect the chemistry levels. It removes the toughest buildup and extends the lifespan of your swimming pool.
It is an excellent choice for cleaning the swimming pool while keeping it safe from damage.
The cost of dustless blasting depends on how big the swimming pool is and what blasting medium you choose.
Soda blasting uses a different medium – sodium bicarbonate, or more commonly known as baking soda. Similar to dustless blasting, the pool technician also uses a blaster to spray baking soda on the pool walls. It’s ideal for ceramic, pebble, or stone, which are somewhat fragile.
It is biodegradable, gentle, and non-toxic. However, baking soda increases the alkalinity and pH levels of the water in the pool. It may also affect the plants in the garden, so the pool technician needs to be careful when using this medium.
When a swimming pool is new, and the calcium deposits are still light, homeowners can use any cleaning method available. However, our professional pool cleaners can employ better methods, especially if you already have a heavy scale and dirt buildup. We have the experience, the right tools, and supplies to take on serious tile cleaning jobs.
If you are looking for pool tile cleaning services in California, we are here for you. We can help you determine which blasting method and medium would work best for your swimming pool and surrounding areas.
To prevent calcium and dirt buildup, you need routine pool tile cleaning as well as testing the water chemistry levels. You don’t need to work so hard at cleaning, and guessing the chemistry levels, our expert pool technicians can take care of both for you. Call us today and get a free quote!