You might spend hours every week vacuuming the bottom of your pool, skimming the surface, and keeping the water balanced. Despite your best efforts, however, you may still find calcium buildup on your pool tiles. Hard water, heat from the sun, and the pH and alkalinity levels in your pool can all cause calcium buildup to form. When it does, it’s important that you try to remove it as quickly as you can. If calcium deposits are left to fester, they can not only make your pool look dirty and uninviting, but they can actually cause damage to your pool and essential equipment, such as the filter.
Here are just a couple of ways to get rid of calcium buildup on your pool tiles:
If calcium has just started to make an appearance on your pool tile, you may be able to remove it with a simple white vinegar solution. Just fill up a spray bottle with a 5% solution and take aim at the effected area. Then use any type of cleaning brush to buff away the calcium deposits and wipe clean. If this doesn’t do the trick, it’s time to consider a tougher option.
Use muriatic acid
Before you start working with muriatic acid, be sure to put on gloves, goggles, and a respirator. Remember: this is acid so while it is safe enough to use on pool tiles without causing damage, you want to take precaution when using it and you should not be in the water when cleaning your pool tiles with muriatic acid. Always use proper protective equipment.
Create a concoction that consists of one gallon of water and eight ounces of muriatic acid. Add the muriatic acid to the water slowly to prevent it from splashing. Once that’s finished, fill a plastic spray bottle with the mixture and spray it on your pool tiles before wiping them down with a non-abrasive scrubbing pad. That should be enough to remove even the toughest calcium buildups. Always rinse affected areas thoroughly with water. After use, always rinse and clean any cleaning tools or protective equipment.
Call on a professional pool cleaning company
If you’re hesitant to work with muriatic acid, we completely understand. Allow a professional pool cleaning company to step in. If the problem already exists and you need professional assistance to remove calcium buildup from your pool tiles and restore your pool to a pristine appearance, we can help. We can also provide regular pool cleaning and maintenance to ensure your pool always looks its best, ensuring that calcium doesn’t even have a fighting chance.
Regardless of your needs, contact Quality One Pool Management at 702-896-0500 today to learn all about the pool services we offer in the Las Vegas area.