How to clean the tile of my pool?

by Kirsten
Anybody have advice how to clean the salt water deposits on my pool tile?
Salt water deposits I definitely want to get rid of.
  14 answers
  • Mary Beth Carrier Mary Beth Carrier on Jun 05, 2016
    You can find a pumice stone at your pool supply store and let smaller ones in the cleaning sections of big box stores. It works pretty well on most deposits & stains but will still give you a bit of a workout! 😉
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jun 05, 2016
    Try one of those metal 'scrungie' type pot and pan cleaners you find in kitchen supply. The stainless ones for on almost anything for me without scratching.
  • Hyg5980038 Hyg5980038 on Jun 05, 2016
    acide muriatique ya pas mieux
  • Kathy Kathy on Jun 05, 2016
    I would ask at the place where you purchase the salt. They should know.
  • Mwatocean Mwatocean on Jun 05, 2016
    Muriatic acid..... Pool supply stores sell it along with Home Depot, Lowe's, Walmart, etc.
  • Steve Steve on Jun 05, 2016
    bad advice , never use pumice sone on the tile as it will scratch the tile & mineral deposits will be much harder to remove in the future. do not use muratic acid , yes it can remove some mineral deposits but keep in mind it can run down on the pool plaster below the tile & etch it & discolor it, it can also remove the groute from the tile . if it is that bad use a stainless steel putty knife & being careful not to gouge the pool surface [ keep it flat ] you will be fine also 3-M makes a polishing pad that will attach to a 4" grinder that in most cases will remove the deposits & polish the tile but the water has to be drained or at least drained down apx 2 ft. below the tile line & plug the grinder into a gfci outlet [ you don't want to get electrocuted] after removing keep the water balanced , & the ph no higher than 7.4 use of a sequestering ageant will also help. steve
  • C C on Jun 05, 2016
    White Vinegar and water will get the job done. 1 cup vinegar to 1 gallon water. For stubborn salt stains, let it sit a few minutes, even an hour or use a bit of pressure to mop clean. Rinse and repeat until salt stains are gone. Works with hard water stains as well.
  • Jennie Lee Jennie Lee on Jun 05, 2016
    You can get gallons of cleaning vinegar at Walmart, which is stronger than regular white vinegar. And it's cheap. By the way, folks, it's the greatest for cleaning your cement floor in your basement!
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    • Jennie Lee Jennie Lee on Jun 06, 2016
      @Kirsten I certainly hope it works well for you. I just remembered; you can remove salt stains from SHOES with vinegar, too!
  • Tina Tina on Jun 06, 2016
    I use muratic acid. I've never had issues with it etching or discoloration of the plaster or grout and I've been using it periodically for eight years. It's fast and eats away at even the deepest set deposits.
  • Mary Beth Carrier Mary Beth Carrier on Jun 06, 2016
    I suggested to use a pumice stone because thats what we have used for many years. The pool supply stores in the section with the other tile cleaning supplies which is what prompted us to use it in the first place. Although we have had no problems with scratching them whatsoever, I am imagine the use of any tool could damage your tiles if used too aggressively. Whatever you decide, I would just test the most inconspicuous spot first. Good luck
  • Kirsten Kirsten on Jun 06, 2016
    just asked a question, and members told me what they did. I am using their advice.
  • Brenda Hand-Amunrud Brenda Hand-Amunrud on Sep 05, 2016
    I use a pumice stone "eraser" I got from the pool supply store. It is a rubber substance with pumice mixed in. It is put on a PVC pipe handle and the "eraser" head is replaceable. I just lounge in the pool and rub off the hard water marks.
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