Your pool serves a great functional purpose by providing your family with a refreshing way to have fun, relax and even exercise. It also adds to the look of your yard. You want to do your best to keep your pool looking clean and in good condition. Around the top of your pool, you will have a decorative tile. This tile will look its best when it is kept clean. This should be easy as long as you stay on top of it. You can learn about properly maintaining your pool tile here, as well as what to do if its upkeep gets the best of you.
How to keep the tile looking great
It's much easier to keep the tile looking good if you clean it regularly. Otherwise, calcium buildup will occur. When this happens, you will start to see a white film on the tile. If this film isn't cleaned off promptly, it will get thicker and thicker. Eventually, you will have a rough covering of white that's hard to remove.
Pumice stone is very helpful when it comes to keeping calcium from building up on the tile. If you make a habit of spending a few minutes lightly scrubbing the tile with the pumice stone at the first sign of its appearance, it can really help prevent more growth. You can do this while you are already in the pool so it doesn't seem like a chore.
When you brush your pool during its weekly upkeep, you should also make sure you bring the pool brush all the way up to the top and make sure the tile gets a good scrubbing along with the bottom and sides of the pool.
Getting rid of an excessive amount of buildup
Even if you try to take the precautions above, you may find yourself coming back from vacation, or getting busy with life and not staying on top of the tile the way you intended. If this happens, you will need to work harder to get rid of the buildup.
Purchase a pool tile cleaner and apply it directly to the tile with a clean rag. Leave it on the tile for a few minutes and then get the rag wet and do a little scrubbing. This will cause the buildup to loosen. Then, you can follow through with using the pumice stone to remove any of the buildup that's being stubborn.
Now that you know how to keep your tile looking good, your pool will always look fresh and inviting for you, your family and your company. Contact a pool company, like Contemporary Pools Inc, for more help.