Glass tile upkeep with hard water

Heliman500

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Nov 19, 2020
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Rescue, CA
Has anyone had first hand experience with glass waterline tile in an area that has hard water? I am worried it will be harder to upkeep than porcelain tile. Any thoughts?
 

JoyfulNoise

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When we built our pool many years ago our builder steered us away from glass tile as many of his customers were unhappy with the long term appearance from scale. If you can keep your CH levels in check through the use of a water softener and your calcium saturation in balance, then mineral scale should be minimal.
 
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Heliman500

Well-known member
Nov 19, 2020
48
Rescue, CA
When we built our pool many years ago our builder steered us away from glass tile as many of his customers were unhappy with the long term appearance from scale. If you can keep your CH levels in check through the use of a water softener and your calcium saturation in balance, then mineral scale should be minimal.
Great information, thank you.
 
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