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Thread: Cleaning the Tile - the Easy Way?

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    happyheathen's Avatar
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    Aug 2012
    Sacramento CA

    Cleaning the Tile - the Easy Way?

    Can anyone suggest a chemical method to clean the tile and grout on the waterline of a gunnite/plaster IG pool?

    I see phosphoric acid in one form or another for bathroom use. I'm looking for an industrial-grade product that can be brushed or sprayed on. 'm guessing this is calcium in some form - is there a chemical with really strong affiliation for calcium?

    I'm not going to use acid - the strength I want would be HAZMAT, and I don't need the hassle.

    Media blasting would be fine - if I had commercial grade equipment, but I don't, and I'm not paying $4/ft to have someone who may or may not have the proper equipment and media and/or competence to use them.

    Please say someone has come up with a simple chemical system. Pool will be dry if necessary.
    1980's 15,000 Gal IG Plaster; 1 1/2 hp Hayward Northstar; Hayward Swimclear C3025 Cartridge Filter (325 sq ft, nom.); Pentair Legend; Polaris PB4-60; Equipment 40' from pool. p.s.: it's an aye-aye.

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    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Cleaning the Tile - the Easy Way?

    I've cleaned mine with a cheap spray bottle filled with diluted muriatic acid. It's not fast, but I just stand in the pool, spray/wait/scrub/repeat. It always comes back, so I don't worry about it much anymore.
    11,200 gal, Pebble-Tec; Tristar 2-speed 1hp - Swimclear 325 ft2 cart - SWG - A & A in-floor cleaner - Heat pump. For the poolside cooking, a Yoder Wichita and a Big Steel Keg!
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