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Pool Tile Cleaning w/ Bead Blasting

Updated on January 2, 2014
This is a good example of what bead blasting can be used for.
This is a good example of what bead blasting can be used for. | Source

This is to answer a few questions about the pool tile cleaning process, more specifically, using bead blasting to remove calcium and scale deposits. Pool Tile Cleaning Scottsdale is a process in which ultra fine, perfectly round glass beads (about the size of a needle tip, 10 microns) are propelled out of a sandblaster using compressed air. When bead blasting is used to clean pool tile, the pressure needs to be regulated as not to damage the fragile tile surface. The correct pressure should be between 15 and 25 psi. Anything hire and there is a risk of etching. The benefit to using bead blasting to clean pool tile is the dust low dust level, speed of removal and the density of them lets them sink to the bottom of the pool to ease in retrieval. The down side of bead blasting, if you have glass pool tile it will etch them instantly. So what do you use if you have glass pool tile? Soda blasting is the correct method. Soda blasting is similar to bead blasting, but uses a softer media, Epsom salt. Bead blasting is a specialized service and should not be attempted by anyone other than a licensed contractor. Although anyone can rent bead blasting equipment, by the time you pay for the bead blaster rental, compressor rental, pump rental, pay full price for the media, it will have been cheaper to hire a professional pool tile cleaning service. Bead blasting is also used to restore stone and masonry.


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