A good pool tile cleaner will save you time and a lot of headaches when it comes to removing stubborn calcium, lime and hard water stains that can form over time along the water line. It can be a daunting task to get your pool finish looking how it did when it was new but it's possible with a bit of elbow grease and the right cleaning products.
If you have a pool then you will definitely want to invest in one of these! You can grab the Elevate Essentials Pumice Stone for Pool Tile Cleaning Block for just $12.97 and get FREE shipping if you’re an Amazon Prime member. That’s a 32% discount off the regularly listed price of $18.97. Plus, for a limited time get 25% off this Pool Tile Cleaning Block, use Promo code "POOLBL25" at checkout. Here are some highlights of this item:
- Measures 3in x3in x 6in - These Pool Blocks are the right size for the job when cleaning swimming pool tiles
- REMOVES HARD WATER RINGS - The abrasive action makes lime, alkalis and hard water rings disappear
- MADE of ALL NATURAL PUMICE STONE - This Pumice Pool Tile Cleaning block will help you swimming pool regain its shine again.
- REMOVES LIME AND CARBON BUILD UP - Get your swimming pool tiles clean and ready for the summer
- REMOVES RUST AND PAINT
If you are cleaning only the tile, we recommend a good pumice stone that doesn't claim or need to be safe for vinyl or porcelain. The goal is to use the coarsest material possible that won't damage or scratch your tile. If you plan on using the stone on vinyl, porcelain or acrylic find one that is safe for those surfaces. I like this particular brand. I find it is a high-quality pumice stone, a good size, and is easy to use.
After you have purchased your pumice stone, the next step will be to drain your pool approximately 4-6 inches below the stain line or whatever you feel is enough to get the stain. If you are cleaning your tile during pool opening or closing this shouldn't be necessary but if you are in mid-season it is highly recommended. Ideally, you want to prevent as much of the cleaner and residue from ending up in your pool. This can be difficult but once you get started you will develop a method that works depending on how stubborn the stains are and how much cleaner you use.
Next, you will apply the pool tile cleaner. The application of the pool tile cleaner solution is where things will get a bit dirty and where the elbow grease becomes necessary. You will most likely have to lay down on your pool deck or if you are more adventurous you can do it from in your pool. You should wear appropriate clothing so you don't damage your favorite pair of shorts. The goal is to apply the liquid or gel with a brush or rag and let it sit for about 15 minutes or whatever is recommended by the manufacturer. Start out with a little bit of cleaner just to get an idea of how much it runs down the side of your tile. The goal is to apply a layer of cleaner to the stains without it ending up in the water.
Once that is finished you are ready for the next step. After the pool tile cleaner has had a chance to break down the stain it's time to give it a good scrub. You will need a bucket of clean water and an old rag so you can remove the excess cleaning solution. You might notice that the stain isn't coming off completely and decide to get as much off as possible and come back and reapply solution for the second round of cleaning. The amount of scrubbing and number of applications required will depend on how difficult the stain is to remove. If you have years of buildup it might be necessary to repeat several times but you should get a good idea of how clean the tile is after it dries.
Like I said, using the pumice stone is easy, however, it can be a lengthy task. Overall I am pretty impressed with this brand and how well it holds up and gets the job done. Needless to say, I can definitely recommend it to anyone in the market for one!
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