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POOL TILE CLEANING

Southern California is notorious for it’s “hard” water due to high concentrations of calcium and magnesium. Hard water builds up on the pool tile where the air and water meet and evaporation occurs. The mineral deposits left on the pool tile begin to accumulate and build up causing a white scale to appear.

 

Unfortunately there is no miracle solution to add to your pool to prevent the buildup however you can take certain steps to reduce or slow down the accumulation of hard water deposits around your pool tile, natural stone, artificial stone, slate, Pebble Tec or other pool surfaces by scrubbing where the pool water meets these surfaces on a regular basis.

 

As always keep your pool water chemically balanced, maintain a consistent water level so the buildup is a one-inch ordeal, not a 6 inch one. Drain the pool completely and fill with fresh water every 3 – 5 years.

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Bead Blasting vs Mineral Salt Blasting

What is bead blasting?

Swimming Pool Bead Blasting is a term for the cleaning process by which spherical particles are shot against pool surface at low air pressure. Much like sandblasting, bead blasting is surface treatment that produces a smooth, even finish. Materials used for pool blasting vary from garnet to walnut shells to glass and each of these materials are used for specific applications and produce distinct surface finishes. We use glass beads primarily for Pebble Tec.

 

#1 Choice for Cleaning Pebble Tec

 

There are many types of media used to remove calcium deposits from a pool’s waterline. Our experience has taught us that glass beads are best when it comes to blasting Pebble Tec. Not only will glass bead blasting take a fraction of the amount of time that a pumice stone or brush will, it also does a better and more complete cleaning than any other media available for blasting Pebble Tec. Plus, cleaning up is easy! We use a portable vacuum system that removes the glass beads and calcium fragments from your pool, leaving you no mess to clean.

 

Pool bead blasting is not a do-it-yourself project. Our tools and equipment are custom made for pool bead blasting, and we use glass beads for the best results.​

Benefits of using OC Pool Tile Cleaning 911:

 

  • INSURED

  • Environmentally friendly products

  • Water soluble, silica-free & Ph neutral mineral/abrasive (do not have to adjust chemicals in pool)

  • Cleans calcium & scale deposits on ALL tile surfaces

  • Will not damage, scratch or pit tiles like glass bead/sand blasting will

  • DO NOT HAVE TO DRAIN POOL!!!!! (Well just a few inches)

  • Knowledgeable & experienced owner/operator

  • We use our own pump & filtration system to vacuum bulk abrasives out (not yours)

  • Lastly, you get to sit back & relax!

What is Salt Blasting?

 

This technique again is much like sandblasting, however, the air pressure and the media are much different. Kieserite – (Natural mined mineral salt often compared to Epsom) is shot at low pressure. When the salt hits the surface it pops and this force is what frees the calcium from the pool tile’s surface. The spent media and calcium deposits sink to the base of the pool where it will be vacuumed out. Kieserite is pH neutral, 100% Non-Hazardous and water soluble. We use this method primary for cleaning swimming pool tiles.

 

#1 Choice for Pool Tile Cleaning!

 

Kieserite pool formula (Epson Salt) is specially formulated for cleaning swimming pool tiles. It’s a gentle alternative to glass beads. It safely removes calcium, mineral deposits, oily residue, mold, algae and scale from pool waterline surfaces. Some pool tile surfaces cannot be cleaned with glass bead due to either their delicate nature or homeowner neglect. Glass tile, black tile, decorative tile, and heavily calcified pool tiles can now be cleaned with spectacular results! Kieserite costs a little more per linear foot than glass bead but the results are definitely worth it.

Pool salt blasting is not a do-it-yourself project. Our tools and equipment are custom made for pool salt blasting, and we use Kieserite for the best results.

 

OC Pool Tile Cleaning 911 serves the following cities: Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, San Clemente, Laguna Beach, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Aliso Viejo, Coto De Caza, Dove Canyon, and Ladera Ranch. Please call for additional locations.​

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Pool Calcium Removal Process

 

Step 1
Before we begin the pool blasting process, we lower the water level in your swimming pool. Don’t worry – we won’t empty your swimming pool or wastewater. In fact, we only lower the water level by about 3-6” – just below the calcium line. We do this so that we have clear access to the residue on your pool tile/Pebble Tec. The water is drained to your sewer washout using an industrial pump.

 

Step 2
cleaning After the water is at an optimal level, we enter your pool with our customized equipment. The state-of-the-art pool cleaning equipment was built specifically for swimming pool bead and salt blasting. We use glass beads and Epsom salt to achieve the best results. Glass bead blasting is the best method for removing calcium and minerals from your swimming pool Pebble Tec and Epsom salt is the best cleaning method for swimming pool tiles. Both
medias are environmentally friendly and do not involve the use of chemicals which can damage your pool and leave an undesirable residue. Additionally, using glass beads and Epsom salt in the calcium removal process assures you that your swimming pool tile and Pebble Tec will not be faded or damaged!

 

Step 3

Once we are in the water and our equipment is in place, the glass beads or Epson salt are then shot against your pool tile/Pebble Tec at low pressure. This carefully removes calcium, mineral buildup, chemical residue and hard water stains.

Step 4

Once the glass bead or Epsom salt blasting is finished, we wipe down the surface by hand to remove any additional residue that might still be on the waterline. At this time, you will be able to see how the pool calcium removal process has completely freed your pool tile or Pebble Tec surface of any stains and or residue. After residue has been removed and the tile has dried we apply a polish to protect the tile from further water damage. The pool tile surface will be clean and glossy.

 

Step 5

Finally, we use our own portable vacuum system to sweep the glass beads and Epsom salt out of your swimming pool and into our portable water filtration systems. This leaves no mess for you to clean up! Then the pool calcium cleaning process is complete. The entire pool calcium removal process normally takes about 3 hours for a regular sized swimming pool.

Areas Served

 

OC Pool Tile Cleaning 911 provides pool tile cleaning service to cities in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside Inland Empire and San Diego.

  Los Angeles

  • Agoura Hills

  • Alhambra

  • Arcadia

  • Artesia

  • Azusa

  • Baldwin Park

  • Bell

  • Bell Gardens

  • Bellflower

  • Beverly Hills

  • Bradbury

  • Burbank

  • Calabasas

  • Carson

  • Cerritos

  • Claremont

  • Commerce

  • Compton

  • Covina

  • Cudahy

  • Culver City

  • Diamond Bar

  • Downey

  • Duarte

  • El Monte

  • El Segundo

  • Gardena

  • Glendale

  • Glendora

  • Hawaiian Gardens

  • Hawthorne

  • Hermosa Beach

  • Hidden Hills

  • Huntington Park

  • Industry

  • Inglewood

  • Irwindale

  • La Canada-Flintridge

  • La Habra Heights

  • La Mirada

  • La Puente

  •  La Verne

  •  Lakewood

  •  Lancaster

  •  Lawndale

  •  Lomita

  •  Long Beach

  •  Los Angeles

  •  Lynwood​

  • Malibu

  •  Manhattan Beach

  •  Maywood

  •  Monrovia

  •  Montebello

  •  Monterey Park

  •  Norwalk

  •  Palmdale

  •  Palos Verdes Estates

  •  Paramount

  •  Pasadena

  •  Pico Rivera

  •  Pomona

  •  Rancho Palos Verdes

  •  Redondo Beach

  •  Rolling Hills

  •  Rolling Hills Estates

  •  Rosemead

  •  San Dimas

  •  San Fernando

  •  San Gabriel

  •  San Marino

  •  Santa Clarita

  •  Santa Fe Springs

  •  Santa Monica

  •  Sierra Madre

  •  Signal Hill

  •  South El Monte

  •  South Gate

  •  South Pasadena

  •  Temple City

  •  Torrance

  •  Vernon

  •  Walnut

  •  West Covina

  •  West Hollywood

  •  Westlake Village

  •  Whittier​

  Orange County

 

  • Anaheim

  • Brea

  • Buena Park

  • Costa Mesa

  • Cypress

  • Dana Point

  • Fountain Valley

  • Fullerton

  • Garden Grove

  • Huntington Beach

  • Irvine

  • La Habra

  • La Palma

  • Laguna Beach

  • Laguna Hills

  • Laguna Niguel

  • Lake Forest

  • Los Alamitos

  • Mission Viejo

  • Newport Beach

  • Orange

  • Placentia

  • San Clemente

  • San Juan Capistrano

  • Santa Ana

  • Seal Beach

  • Stanton

  • Tustin

  • Villa Park

  • Westminster

  • Yorba Linda

  Riverside

 

  •  Banning

  •  Beaumont

  •  Blythe

  •  Calimesa

  •  Canyon Lake

  •  Cathedral City

  •  Coachella

  •  Corona

  •  Desert Hot Springs

  •  Hemet

  •  Indian Wells

  •  Indio

  • La Quinta

  •  Lake Elsinore

  •  Moreno Valley

  •  Murrieta

  •  Norco

  •  Palm Desert

  •  Palm Springs

  •  Perris

  •  Rancho Mirage

  •  Riverside

  •  San Jacinto

  •  Temecula​

  Inland Empire

 

  • Chino

  • Chino Hills

  • Colton

  • Fontana

  • Grand Terrace

  • Highland

  • Loma Linda

  • Montclair​

  San Diego

 

  • Carlsbad

  • Chula Vista

  • Coronado

  • Del Mar

  • El Cajon

  • Encinitas

  • Escondido

  • Imperial Beach

  • La Mesa

  • Lemon Grove

  • National City

  • Oceanside

  • Poway

  • San Diego

  • San Marcos

  • Santee

  • Solana Beach

  • Vista

 
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