The simple and most honest answer is that it depends. The truth is that there is no one size fits all when it comes to calcium and deposit removal. Tile can be "burned" or damaged just as easily with salt or kieserite as it can with glass bead. It is a true statement that the keserite is softer and is less likely to cause damage, but the use of kieserite (salt) does not remove the technician from the ability to cause damage.
The chart below is a general rule of thumb and can be used a good guide when trying to determine what media should be used on a certain surface type, but each surface and mineral deposit situation is different and may require a different media and/or method.
|Faux Surfaces||Glass Tile||Ceramic Tile||Pebble Tec||Natural Stone (soft)|
Q. Does my pool have to be drained?
A. No, Blast Master will remove only a small amount of water in order to expose the surface to be cleaned - generally 2 to 6 inches
Q. How long does it take?
A. It all depends on the size of the job. The typical pool will take a little under four hours, of course more time is needed for heavier cleaning, and water features and we will gladly spend the time to do so.
Q. Will this hurt my Filter or Pump?
A. No, Blast Master cleans up pretty much all of the media used. Sometimes a tiny amount may settle after the cleaning process and will not damage your pools cleaning system.
Q. why is the water cloudy, when you finish?
A. Two things can cause this: First, much of the Calcium, and buildup we remove during our process ends up suspended the water. While we vacuum extensively to remove the glass bead from your pool there are incidentally microscopic particles of calcium, and tiny amounts of media temporarily suspended in the water. Running your filter overnight will clear it right up,
and not harm a thing. Second, depending on the
chemistry of your water (its density & ability to suspend material) it may or may not be cloudy at all when we finish.
Q. What type of blasting and media will you use?
A. It all depends on the surface to be cleaned, and the deposits to be removed. We will use the
least abrasive media and process that will do
the job on your surface.