Pool Tile Cleaning FAQs

When pool tiles become dirty, stained or develop scale buildup, it significantly decreases the aesthetics of your poolscape and contributes to premature wear to grout. It’s worth noting that no matter how clean the pool water can be, dirty or scaled pool tiles will rise above the view and be an eyesore.

Our team at Las Vegas Pool Pros offers an effective pool tile cleaning in Las Vegas. Your pool will be restored back to its new and sparkling-clean state thanks to our fast and hassle-free procedure. Say goodbye to traditional pool cleaning like using harsh chemicals or scrubbing your hours away with a pumice stone.

Below are some common questions about pool tile cleaning in Las Vegas to help you better understand our pool cleaning service:

Does my pool need to be drained?

When it comes to tile cleaning, draining the pool will not always be necessary. There will be instances when the pool water level will be lowered to around 4 to 6 inches below the stains or scale.

We’ll be using a submersible pump to lower the water level before our pool technician gets in the pool to work the magic. After the pool tile cleaning, you can swim again. Unlike pool tile cleaning using harmful chemicals, you won’t have to  wait for a few hours to dip into the pool.

What is bead blasting?

Bead blasting is considered to be the gold standard when it comes to pool tile cleaning. From the name itself, the process of bead blasting involves the blasting of very tiny beads with a low pressure air stream at the tile to effectively remove thick deposits, grime and algae.

The beads are shaped like marbles and are smaller than grains of sugar. Glass bead blasting is an eco-friendly, chemical free pool tile cleaning option that will not damage your tile – even sensitive grout.

Our pool technicians at Las Vegas Pool Pros can clean all types of tile such as stone, ceramic, porcelain and glass.

What is salt blasting?

Salt blasting is highly recommended for delicate surfaces. For thick scale buildup, hand painted tiles, delicate glass or certain types of calcium deposits, salt is known to be more effective.

Does the blast media make a mess?

No. Typically, glass beads are used for pool tile cleaning. The beads will sink to the bottom of the pool during the cleaning process but our pool technicians will use a special vacuum to make sure that there will be no remnants on the pool after the procedure.

Pool owners may notice that the water is a bit cloudy after pool tile cleaning. This is suspended calcium that was blasted off the tiles. It’s typically harmless and will be filtered out within 24 to 48 hours.

How long does pool tile cleaning take?

The duration of pool tile cleaning will depend on the amount of calcium scale on the tile and other buildup elsewhere in the pool vicinity. Generally, pool tile cleaning takes around 2-4 hours.

Should the tile be sealed after it’s cleaned?

The tiles can be sealed once it’s cleaned, but it’s not actually recommended. A tile sealer isn’t really necessary because and might even discolor after a few months, especially under the hot Las Vegas sun. 

What causes scale buildup?

Scale is a buildup of calcium and other hard minerals dissolved in the pool left behind by water evaporation. While all pools are expected to develop some amount of hard water deposits, scale is a whole other story, posing the risk of having a serious problem if the water pH falls outside of the acceptable range (too high). High pool alkalinity of more than 120 in your Las Vegas pool can contribute to scale around the waterline.

How long will my tile stay clean after bead blasting?

There is no exact or specific amount of time to say when the tiles will stay clean after pool tile cleaning. It will depend on the mineral content of the water, the alkalinity and pH. Our team recommends testing water regularly to keep it within acceptable calcium level limits between 200-400ppm.