Keeping glass tile clean on elevated spa wall

mmardini

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Jul 21, 2020
78
Palm Springs, ca
Hi everyone! Love this site! We are resurfacing our pool next month and re-tiling the pool with glass tile. We have an elevated spa and currently it has terrible calcium stains on it. I would like to prevent this from happening as we are paying a lot for the glass tile. Can you guys recommend something I can use to seal the tile when installed and also something I can use on a weekly or monthly basis to prevent this from happening? Thank you all so much. I have attached a pic of The pool currently so you can see what I am! And the husband but he doesn’t know he is included 😂😂
 

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mknauss

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May 3, 2014
33,318
Laughlin, NV
With your fill water and evaporation rates, really nothing. You can minimize it by using soft water for your fill water and managing your TA and pH such that the CSI stays below 0. But really, you will get scale build up. You can clean it off with dilute MA every few months, but that is about it.
 
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mmardini

Well-known member
Jul 21, 2020
78
Palm Springs, ca
With your fill water and evaporation rates, really nothing. You can minimize it by using soft water for your fill water and managing your TA and pH such that the CSI stays below 0. But really, you will get scale build up. You can clean it off with dilute MA every few months, but that is about it.
Thank you for your reply! I don’t have the right test kit now as we have a pool maintenance company but buying one this week so I can stay on top of it myself!
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
33,318
Laughlin, NV
Consider getting the TF100 from TFTestkits.net. Add the Speedstir. Makes testing (especially the CH test) much easier.