5 Ways To Clean Pool Tiles Around Waterline

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Does your pool have a bad case of ring around the collar? What is that stuff, anyway? When water evaporates, mineral deposits, like calcium scale, are left behind on the tiles. Over time, these leftovers cause either a grayish or white scum line around the waterline.

We want to make pool ownership easy, so we put together this list of 5 ways to get that tile waterline clean. Many of these methods should not be used on vinyl or fiberglass. You’ll also want to be careful not to scratch and damage your tiles.

  1. Pumice Stones
  2. Chemicals
  3. Pressure Washing
  4. Bead Blasting
  5. Regular Pool Maintenance

1. Scrubbing Away Calcium Deposits

Pumice stones are inexpensive, easy to find, and effective at removing all types of tough stains. If you decide to try out the scrubbing power of pumice, wear protective gloves. Make sure to keep both the stone and the tile wet while you scrub and scrape away.

If you don’t mind the elbow grease, other natural remedies include scrubbing with vinegar, lime juice, baking soda, rubbing alcohol, olive oil, Epsom salt, and even dryer sheets.

2. Let Chemicals Do The Pool Work

Chemicals like CLR or Simple Green can remove calcium build-up from waterline tiles. Carefully applied bleach, Borax, and Magic Eraser can also tackle the calcium.

For a stronger, more professional treatment, an acid wash may require draining your pool, but it will do more than just clean the surface – removing stains left by chlorine, algae, minerals, and dirt.

3. Power Wash Your Pool Tiles

Pressure washing also requires draining the pool. Our techs can then blast away any waterline build-up. You’ll want to leave this service to the pros and limit it to plaster or concrete areas only.

4. Professional Bead Blasting

Bead blasting is another professional cleaning process that uses spherical particles under low air pressure to blast scum from waterline tiles. We offer bead blasting and mineral soda blasting to ensure your tiles are looking their best.

5. Leave The Upkeep To The Pros

Regular maintenance is the best and most efficient way to prevent waterline stains and mineral buildup, it’s also the most effortless way to maintain sparkling, clean water. We offer weekly cleaning services for both saltwater and chlorine pools.

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Let’s clean up your swimming pool’s waterline tiles. Contact us to schedule service with Oasis Pool Maintenance in Las Vegas today.