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Cleaning Pool Tile: Eliminate Calcium Buildup

 Restore the Beauty of Your Water Features

The tiles that line your swimming pool and adjacent water features like built-in spas, waterfalls, and decorative statues enhance your backyard oasis’s aesthetic design and atmosphere.
However, over time, the surfaces can get dingy from residue buildup, calcium deposits, and other gunk, making the water cloudy and unappealing.
Professional pool tile cleaning services help restore your water elements’ original beauty and clarity so you can relax or entertain in refreshing, sparkling surroundings.

Pool Tile Varieties

Tiles around pool features come in different styles and materials that require specialized care.
Some types include:

Ceramic – This decorative and durable option is ideal for pools, surrounding decks, and copings.
Available in various sizes, colors, textures, and designs.

Porcelain – Similar to ceramic with a denser composition that resists staining and etching.
Provides an elegant touch.

Glass – Elegant mosaic-style design with reflective quality.
It needs gentle care to maintain the finish.

Natural Stone – Classic elements like marble, travertine, quartzite, and granite. More porous than man-made tile.

Regardless of what type of tile lines your swimming pool, a reliable cleaning company can get it looking refreshed in no time while protecting the integrity of the surfaces.

Grime and Residue Issues

Pool water is prone to contaminants absorbed into porous tile crevices and calcium/other mineral deposits that bond tenaciously to all tile varieties. Some common residues include:

  • Oils and lotions – Transferred from swimmers’ skin and hair
  • Organic matter – Leaves, grass, bugs, and other backyard debris
  • Calcium/limescale buildup – Etching and whitish crusty deposits
  • Copper/iron stains – Rusty discolorations
  • Soaps and chemicals – From pool treatments

These impurities dull reflective water sheen, cling to waterfall surfaces, and cause unsightly streaking on decorative accents. Professional strength cleaners and meticulous scrubbing are needed to dissolve stubborn residues and prevent recurrent buildup.
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Benefits of Pool Tile Cleaning

Thorough tile cleaning provides multiple benefits beyond an aesthetic facelift:

  • Restores proper water balance and circulation flow
  • Removes slippery/abrasive contaminants for safer surfaces
  • Cleans crevices where bacteria and fungi spread
  • Protects tile integrity by removing etching residues
  • Enhances longevity by improving surface durability
  • Refines reflective visual quality

By deeply cleaning tile throughout your pool and complementary water features, trained technicians ensure healthy, inviting water that looks as clear and brilliant as the day it was built for years to come.

Don’t let a dingy pool dampen your backyard leisure and entertainment.
With professional strength cleaners and proven methods performed by reliable experts, tile surfaces can be fully revived so your beautiful backyard oasis shines through.

Clean and Seal Pavers Outside the Pool

In addition to cleaning the tile surfaces around swimming pools, technicians also focus on adjacent areas like patios and coping stones that can get slippery and degrade over time from water exposure and residue buildup.

Travertine Pavers

Travertine is a limestone often used for pool decks and patios that provides an elegant, earthy look.
However, the porous composition is prone to etching, discoloration, and growth of mold, mildew, and algae.
A thorough cleaning is the first step in restoring travertine’s aesthetic quality and safety near high moisture areas.

The process involves pressure washing, scrubbing away soils, and finishing with an impregnating sealant formulated for porous stone.
Specialty sealers provide crucial protective benefits to maintain travertine integrity, including:

Repel water, oils, and other staining agents
Prevent salt and chemical corrosion
Stop penetration damage from freeze/thaw cycles
Resist mold, algae, and other organic growth

In addition to protective sealing, travertine pavers around pools benefit from anti-slip treatments to prevent hazardous slick surfaces.

Anti-Slip Treatments

Since travertine gets wet frequently near pools and spas, technicians apply an anti-slip finish during service to improve safety and stability.
Etching the microscopic pores of travertine creates surface traction to prevent slipping.
It also makes surfaces easier to clean by not allowing contaminants to penetrate.

Granite, marble, and other natural stones can also be treated with anti-slip applications.
The treatments chemically bond to work for many years, maintaining secure footing around water features.

By thoroughly cleaning and sealing the travertine plus adding an anti-slip finish, technicians ensure your beautiful backyard living space provides safe passage no matter how wet the surfaces may get so you can relax and enjoy the soothing ambiance.

Pros Cons
Natural Beauty Sensitive to Acidic Substances
Durability Requires Regular Maintenance
Heat Resistance Can Be Slippery When Wet
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