Swimming pools afford us the luxury of stretching out and basking in weightlessness just as much as it helps in toning our body through regular exercising. All these benefits are a possibility in continuity provided we keep the pool in proper shape through routine maintenance.
Maintenance involves the following:
- Ensuring that the pH value of the water does not cross permissible levels
- Monitoring alkalinity
- Checking the TDS value periodically so as to prevent hardening material from sticking over the tiled surfaces
- Cleaning sand filters
- Scrubbing /Surface blasting of tiles
While most of the points listed above have a routine requirement of preventative maintenance , however , deposition on tiles is slow and progressive and, if not attended to at the right time, it could lead to huge down times wherein the pool needs to be dried till the cleaning operation is complete .
Deposition on tiles can be due to algae, fungus, mineral deposits and calcification which, over a period of time, form a hard coating on the tile surface and thereby adds to further sedimentation and accumulation of unhygienic substances. This therefore calls for cleaning the tiles through processes which do not damage the tile surface. By following some simple procedures, we can ensure the ease and efficiency of the cleaning procedures.
Swimming Pool Cleaning
There is no doubt that the swimming pool cleaning effort is inversely proportional the routine monitoring procedures which has been listed above. As long as the TDS, Alkalinity, PH and chlorine flow in is maintained, the lesser the effort in cleaning the pool.
Whenever cleaning has to be undertaken wherein chemicals are to be used in the cleaning process, the pool is considered as un operational. Simultaneous attending to all cleaning effort is possible as no process is interdependent or sequenced with the other. However for tile cleaning, the pool needs to be emptied and dried and cracks on the surface of the tiles need to be plugged through the application of bonding material.
Cleaning of tiled surface is either through scrubbing or by sand/ glass / soda blasting on the surface of the tiles. This ensures that the layer of unwanted deposits are pulverized and blown away.
Swimming Pool Cleaning Services
While most of the maintenance schedules can be monitored without the effort of seeking expertise, tile cleaning and surface cracks sealing needs professional services to attend the same as there is a requirement of using professional equipment to undertake the repairs/maintenance . It is not only the tiles which require attendance but also the sand and DE filters which need to be de clogged and lint removed from the lint pot.
Swimming pool tile cleaning is a laborious process as each tile needs adequate attention to bring it back to its original shape and shine. Swimming pool tile cleaning can be ordered online also as many companies have added their online presence thanks to the growing popularity of internet.
In summation, it is to be remembered that just as “prevention is better than cure’, the same is applicable to the operation of swimming pools.