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Pool Tile Cleaning and Replacement

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Pool tile cleaning is more than just an aesthetic concern; it’s an essential part of pool health that can save you time and money and even prevent long-term damage.

The calcified rings, the mildew, and the fading of the colorful tiles don’t just affect the appearance; they also show an underlying need for proper care and attention. Living Water Pool Company has the best in the business equipment to make your pool tile look brand new!

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Understanding the Importance of Pool Tile Cleaning

Regular tile cleaning is more than a routine task; it’s vital to preserving the pool’s health. With each swim, the body oils, suntan lotions, and organic matter can accumulate on the tiles. Left unchecked, this buildup diminishes the pool’s appearance and affects the water balance.

Calcium and mineral buildup is common in pools, especially in areas with hard water. This buildup can lead to unsightly white deposits that mar the pool’s appearance. More concerning, if left untreated, these deposits can cause the tiles to deteriorate. 

Preventing long-term damage is essential. Regular cleaning prevents this by keeping algae, mineral deposits, and other harmful substances at bay. These factors can weaken the tile structure if ignored, leading to costly repairs or replacements. With the proper care, your pool tiles will shine and endure the test of time.

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Refreshing Your Pool Tiles: Our Cleaning and Repair Services

At Living Water Pool Company, revitalizing your pool tiles is our mission, transforming them to their original shine and luster. Our cleaning process starts by temporarily disabling your filter system and auto-fill valve, then lowering the water level about 6 inches beneath the tile. This step is vital, revealing the calcium deposits that require removal.

We use a delicate, powder-like bead to cleanse your tiles, carefully calibrated to be heavy enough to settle at the pool’s bottom yet fine enough to safeguard your tiles.

Once the cleaning is complete, we employ a specialized vacuum to capture the bead, directing it into a recyclable canvas bag. This method ensures that nearly all the bead is removed from your pool.

If rock structures were cleaned, you may notice a temporary cloudiness in your pool water following the cleaning. Rest assured; this cloudiness will dissipate within a few days as your system resumes normal operations. It’s advisable to rinse your primary cartridge filter about a week after the cleaning.

As a finishing touch, we apply an exclusive polish that lends your tiles a glistening, “just-wet” appearance. While our method refreshes the look of your tiles, please note that it cannot stop calcium from eventually returning. The recurrence of calcium depends on your water’s hardness and usually takes 3 to 5 years. 

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Signs That Your Pool Tiles Need Replacement

If you own a pool, keep an eye out for the following signs that may indicate a need for professional pool tile repair or replacement service:

  • Damaged Tiles: If you notice tiles in your pool that are cracked or broken, it’s more than just an aesthetic concern. Such defects can lead to injuries during swimming. Immediate attention from a reputable pool tile repair service in Phoenix, such as ours, is essential to ensure safety and appearance.
  • Aging Tiles: Even well-maintained pool tiles can show signs of wear and tear over time. Fading, cracking, and detachment is often inevitable due to the tiles’ age, and professional intervention for replacement becomes necessary. 
  • Faulty Installation: If your pool is relatively new but already experiencing tile issues, improper installation might be to blame. Whether due to substandard materials like thin-set mortar or unskilled installation, these problems need rectifying.
  • Compromised Urethane Beads: The urethane bead is a crucial barrier that prevents water from getting behind the tiles, which could cause them to loosen and fall off. If this barrier fails, it becomes a clear sign that pool tile repair is required. Recognizing and addressing this issue promptly will preserve the integrity of your pool.

What to Expect During the Pool Tile Replacement Process 

You can expect a few things during the process when it comes to pool tile replacement.

First, the pool must be drained entirely for proper tile installation. This can take a few days, depending on the pool size. Once the pool is drained, the old tiles will be removed carefully to avoid damaging the structure. Any damaged areas will also be repaired at this time.

After the old tiles are removed, the new tiles will be installed using a waterproof adhesive. This step requires precision and expertise to ensure a proper fit and seamless look. Once the tiles are set, the grout will be applied to secure the tiles in place and to fill any gaps. The grout will need time to dry before the pool can be refilled with water.

Overall, the pool tile replacement process can take a few days to a week, depending on the size of the pool and any additional repairs needed.