Keeping your glass pool tiles clean takes a little bit of effort and some organization. But the effort is well worth the pleasure of having a beautiful, delightful swimming oasis. Follow these tips to keep your glass pool tiles clean and shiny.
Pick a day of the week and clean debris from your pool. Organic materials such as leaves or grass can be skimmed off the surface. Clean around the pool to help prevent tracking in undesirable materials. Vacuum the sides and bottom of the pool to remove dirt. Also be sure to check your pH and chemical levels weekly to ensure they are at their optimal levels. Calcium deposits are often caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the water.
Brush the glass pool tiles at the water line weekly. Calcium deposits will build up along the waterline and eventually become unsightly splotches. Weekly scrubbing with a stiff brush will help prevent build up. Before scrubbing, apply a natural cleaner such as vinegar. You can also mix vinegar, water, and baking soda for more stubborn deposits. For even tougher stains or deposits, a pumice stone works well.
Once a year you should drain the pool and give it a good scrubbing. Examine your pool for any cracks or irregularities. Look for any bulges or bumps in the pool surface. If some calcium deposits are heavy and don’t respond to a pumice stone, then you might want to try soda blasting.
Soda blasting is safe for glass pool tiles. It uses sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) under pressure to clean your tiles safely. You should not use salt or glass bead blasting as these methods can damage your glass pool tiles. A professional is often needed to do this job.
An outdoor pool that is exposed to the elements will get dirty faster. A solar pool cover serves two functions. It will keep your pool a warm temperature, extending your pool season. Secondly, a solar pool cover helps to keep debris out of the pool, thus keeping it cleaner.
Glass pool tiles add a brilliant shiny accent to your pool waterline and steps. BlueWater Pool Mosaics offers a full line of glass tile blends and mosaic tiles. If you're ready to build or upgrade your pool, contact us today.
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