These Indian Sandstone floor tiles were installed around an indoor swimming pool at a magnificent residence in Oxford. As you can see from the photograph below the Sandstone was not looking its best and given its proximity to the pool care needed to be taken not to contaminate the pool with dirty water from the cleaning process or chemicals
Swimming Pool Tile Cleaning
We made a decision early on that we would not use any chemicals to clean or seal the tiles to ensure the water in the pool remained un-contaminated, we also setup a temporary barrier to stop any debris going in the pool and used a high pressure machine fitted with a flat surface head to prevent water flying everywhere.
The process worked well and you can see the difference in the photographs above however the job did take taking longer than usual to complete but the main thing was the customer was happy with the result.
Source: Swimming Pool Tile Cleaning service in the Oxfordshire
Not sure if these pictures do the job justice but we had a tough job on our hands cleaning the anti-slip ceramic tiles around this swimming pool at a leisure centre near Kendal in Cumbria. Including the changing rooms the area measured approximately 1110m2 and fortunately most of the tiles were just in need of a good scrub and clean but there were also some areas where there was a build-up of hardened chlorine around the drains and dips in the floor allowing it to settle and calcify on the tile.
To clean the tile we used Tile Doctor Pro-clean which is a heavy duty cleaning product specifically designed for tile cleaning. The area was large but fortunately only about 10m2 needed to be cleaned by hand for the rest we were able to use a rotary machine fitted with and a Black Buffing pad; lots of rinsing was required and we used a wet vacuum to remove the water as naturally it was important not to let any chemical contaminate the pool.
For the difficult areas that had to be done by hand we used a Fein Multimaster which is a versatile electric tool that has a special attachment that allowed us to remove the Chlorine build-up
The area took two of us four days to complete and the client was pleased with the different we made and left the following feedback on our website.
They arrived on the day they said and they finished on the day they said and we were well satisfied with both their work and professionalism and would have no hesitation in recommending them to future clients
To source tiles similar to these visit www.KendalTileandStone.co.uk
Source: Swimming Pool Tile Cleaning service in the Lancashire
The large outdoor pool was situated in the garden of a large house in Bicester, as you can see it was surrounded by large Indian Sandstone flagstones which had become soiled with dirt.
Indian Sandstone Swimming Pool Surround Before
I was not allowed to use any chemicals as the client had dogs and so it was cleaned with Diesel powered high pressure washer.
Indian Sandstone Swimming Pool Surround after cleaning
Source: Swimming Pool Tile Surround Cleaning service in the Oxfordshire
Photographs below of a job we did cleaning and sealing the Quarry Tiles surrounding a residential indoor swimming pool floor tiles at a grand residence in Cambridge. As you can see from the photograph below the Quarry tiles and Grout was looking rather washed out and given their proximity to the pool extra care was needed to be ensure we didn’t contaminate the pool with dirty water from the cleaning process or chemicals, fortunately all our equipment is electrically isolated so that was not a problem.
Swimming Pool Tile Cleaning
Fortunately the pool was fitted with a cover so we made a start cleaning the tiles using a strong dilution of Tile Doctor Pro-Clean mixed 50/50 with NanoTech Ultra Clean which add tiny abrasive particles into the cleaning solution making it more effective. Working in sections the solution was left to soak into the tile and grout before being worked into the floor using a rotary machine fitted with a scrubbing pad running at slow speed to reduce splashing. This process removed any remaining sealer and cleaned the tile and grout up nicely, we used clean water to rinse the floor and a wet vacuum to remove the soiled solution making sure not to drain any solutions into the pool and re-treating any stubborn areas. This process was fairly tedious and took up much of the day but the results were well worth the effort.
Sealing Quarry Tiles around a Pool
The tiles were left to dry off overnight and we came back the next day to seal the floor using two coats of Tile Doctor Colour Grow which is an impregnating sealer that fills up the pores in a tile to protect it from stains whilst enhancing its natural colours.
The process worked well and you can see the difference in the photographs above however the tricky nature of the environment meant it took longer than usual to complete but the main thing was the customer was happy with the result.
Source: Swimming Pool Mosaic Tile Cleaning service in the Cambridge
Here’s a quick account of a Mosaic tiled pool cleaning I completed in the grounds of a grand house situated in the New Forest which is a national park on the west side of Hampshire. Mosaic tiles have been in use for thousands of years and are a popular choice for swimming pools, the tiles used in this pool were glazed ceramic which are very hard wearing and don’t generally need that much maintenance.
My client had just drained the pool in order to repair some cracked tiles, and so took the opportunity to have the entire tiled surface professionally cleaned and we were called in to get the job done.
Cleaning a Mosaic tiled pool
To get these tiles cleaned I mixed a strong solution of Tile Doctor Pro Clean, which is a high alkaline, versatile cleaner, suitable for use tile, stone and grout and ideal for this job. The cleaner is sprayed onto the surface and then allowed to soak in to the dirt and grime breaking it down and making it easier to remove.
The solution was applied, and working in sections, the tile and grout were scrubbed with the aid of a hand-held rotary machine fitted with a small scrubbing pad. Once the tiles had been scrubbed they were then washed down with water under high pressure.
As you can imagine given the size of the pool, the cleaning process certainly took some to complete. However, it was definitely worth it, as we were able to achieve some amazing results although I’m not sure you will appreciate that with these photographs. Ceramic tiles won’t take a sealer so there was no need for any further work.
My client was also pleased with the results, and will no doubt be happy to have a clean pool ready for when the warm weather finally comes back around – whenever that will be!
Source: Swimming Pool Tile Cleaning service in the New Forest