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    Dirty grout on tile pool

    My grout keeps getting dirty and the only way I can clean it is with a small brush and a lot of elbow grease. This isn't too bad in the shallow end but nearly impossible in the deep end. Any tips or tricks to getting this grout back to white and keeping it that way would be greatly appreciated
    I just got a new automatic pool cleaner so hopefully this will help keep the pool cleaner from now on.

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    Re: Dirty grout on tile pool

    Can you take a picture and or describe what the staining on the grout looks like?
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    Re: Dirty grout on tile pool

    What kind of "dirty" are we talking about? Is it algae staining?

    I would not think that an automatic pool cleaner would impact the cleanliness of the grout.
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    Re: Dirty grout on tile pool

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    I hope these pics uploaded. I think the grout is just dirty from the pool not being vacuumed enough but very hard to clean and get bright white again have to use a small brush and scrub the buck outta it

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    Re: Dirty grout on tile pool

    I can't tell but there is very little from what I see. If it is green-ish or becomes so after smudging it, that would be Algae. If it is, you have a low Chorine issue or some history of it.

    In any case, a pool cleaner will not reach and scrub it from the grout.
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    Re: Dirty grout on tile pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Brushpup View Post
    I can't tell but there is very little from what I see. If it is green-ish or becomes so after smudging it, that would be Algae. If it is, you have a low Chorine issue or some history of it.

    In any case, a pool cleaner will not reach and scrub it from the grout.
    I don't think it is algae it's not green and doesn't smudge some of the worst spots are more yellow but most are just dirty brown. Like I said the only way I have found is to scrub it with an oversized grout tooth brush and without scuba gear it is nearly impossible to do!
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    Re: Dirty grout on tile pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuffy View Post
    I don't think it is algae it's not green and doesn't smudge some of the worst spots are more yellow but most are just dirty brown. Like I said the only way I have found is to scrub it with an oversized grout tooth brush and without scuba gear it is nearly impossible to do!
    You don't need scuba gear. Just get a snorkel and mask. I do most of my pool cleaning that way. It's a lot more fun than standing outside the pool and you can really see what you're doing.
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