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Swimming pool mosaics are a wonderful way to add style and sophistication to your pool. Through Blue Water’s vibrant mosaics, your swimming pool will pop with the added flair. Whether you like turtles, medallions, reefs, or mermaids, we have it all!
In addition, we offer glass and porcelain tiles to make the walls and floor of the pool look beautiful.
Once you have the beautiful mosaics and tiles in place, it is essential to take the necessary maintenance steps to care for them. From daily cleanings to winter maintenance, these tips will help your pool mosaics and tiles have a long life. Here’s what you need to know about taking care of swimming pool mosaics.
The most critical step in taking care of pool mosaics and tiles is keeping your pool clean from day to day. The tiles on the sides of the pool can develop calcium deposits that need to be cleaned. The first step is to get a non-abrasive brush. An old, soft toothbrush works perfectly. Next, mix up a solution of equal parts water and vinegar. You can also buy a specific pool tile cleaner, but the homemade version works wonderfully as well. Gently scrub the areas on the tile that need cleaning. The waterline area on the tiles should be brushed weekly. When your pool is drained for the winter, this also needs to be done with any of the underwater tiles and mosaics as well.
When it comes to cleaning the grout between the tiles, the same technique of using vinegar, water, and a toothbrush does the trick! If you have tough grout stains, you can also use a mixture of baking soda and water for deeper cleaning.
Once the pool is drained for the winter, you can also pressure wash the tiles. Be sure to use your pressure washer on a low setting so that it does not damage the tiles or mosaics.
Another necessary weekly process is vacuuming debris out of the pool and keeping track of the chemical balance in the water. If you notice algae starting to grow in the pool, it is time to adjust the chemicals. You also will need to use an algaecide to get rid of the growth.
Keeping track of the chemical balance in your pool is one of the best ways to extend the life of your tiles and mosaics. Making sure daily that the levels in your pool are where they should be and don’t need to be adjusted is crucial. Maintaining a pool with beautiful tiles and mosaics isn’t easy, but it is well worth it!
Winter pool maintenance is a must! Just because you aren’t using your pool during the colder months doesn’t mean you can neglect it! Taking good care of your pool in the winter will keep the mosaics and tiles looking good all year long. The first step is to drain the pool, but not fully. Never drain the pool completely; it is critical to leave some water at the bottom. The general rule of thumb is to drain the pool below skimmer levels.
If you live where the temperatures drop below freezing, you will also need to winterize your pool. You will need a pool heater to keep the water warm on those days where the temperature is below freezing. Also, consider investing in a freeze protector, which automatically turns on your pump and pool heater when the temperatures get too cold.
In addition, put a cover over your pool to protect it from things like debris and animals. Also, even though it is winter, you will still want to maintain a chemically balanced pool in the water that you have. Check the pool chemistry every so often during the winter to make sure it is in balance. This will prevent algae and bacteria from growing inside the pool, which over time could harm your mosaics and tiles. Add chlorine and algaecide to keep the remaining water clean. Additional winterizing tasks include backwashing and cleaning the filter and pumping the water off of your cover.
It’s also a good idea to get a pool cleaning once a year done by a professional. The professionals will have commercial equipment and cleaners that will allow for a deep cleaning. It is up to you whether you want a professional to come in and clean when the pool is closing, opening, or both!
A professional can also help fix any cracks that may have occurred in your mosaics.
Remember, even if you have a professional pool cleaner coming in once or twice a year, you still need to maintain your daily cleaning to ensure that your mosaics stay in tip-top shape.
At Blue Water Pool Mosaics, we offer many different styles of swimming pool mosaics to add to the design and overall look of your pool. Whether you are looking for a simple mosaic or an elaborate one, we do it all. From mermaids to medallions, our goal is to make the bottom of your pool shine in style. Not finding exactly what you are looking for? We also do custom designs as well! Simply upload your desired artwork, note the size, describe how you want it to look, and we will make it happen.
In order to keep your mosaics looking as good as new, you will need to do some pool maintenance throughout the year. Good pool maintenance strategies include cleaning tiles with a water/vinegar solution, maintaining the proper levels of chemicals, frequent vacuuming, and going through the proper winterization steps once cold weather hits.
In addition, it is a good idea to have a professional pool cleaner come in once or twice a year to give your pool a deep cleaning and to repair any cracked tiles. For more information about our line of pool mosaics and how to take care of them, contact Blue Water Pool Mosaics today.