So, you’ve created (or are about to create) your dream pool but are not sure what type of maintenace your Jatana Pool tiles will require? We have you covered with our top tips for keeping your tiles in tip top shape and colour!

Pool tiles can become stained with grime or calcium buildup over time if not properly maintained. There are two types of calcium buildup; Calcium carbonate which is white and flakey and can generally be removed by scrubbing with a stiff bristle brush, and calcium silicate that is more like a light greyscale or scum that builds up on the surface. Calcium silicate is much more stubborn to remove and may need to be rubbed down with a pumice stone.

This works really well with any Encasutic pool Tile be it a Reproduction Style, Glazed Tile or one of our Antique Tiles styles are amazing when used in pools!

Maintaining a chemically balanced pool is the most important factor in keeping your pool tiles looking great. Deposits of calcium can appear as a white crust or light greyscale around the waterline when pool water has elevated ph levels or high alkalinity. Rapid evaporation can also contribute to calcium buildup on the waterline.

Follow these steps for cleaning pool tiles:

  • First, scrub any calcium with a stiff bristle brush and water. You will get the best results if you scrub vigorously in a circular motion, working on small areas at a time.
  • If any scale or buildup remains, use a pumice stone. The pumice stone should not scratch the tile surface but be careful not to be too rough in rubbing and keep the pumice stone wet to avoid damaging your tiles.
  • Keep your pool clean and do not allow leaves and other debris to build up around the edge.

If you cannot remove the build-up, it is best to speak with a proffesional pool cleaning company about suitable cleaners. Ensure any cleaning chemical is handled carefully and follow the product instructions. Do not allow any acid-based chemicals to contact natural stone paving!

Our Hot Tip: To minimise future calcium buildup on the waterline, regularly check the pH and calcium levels, consult your pool supplies store and consider a pool cover when not in use.