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Cleaning pool tile with Epsom Salt? How?

Posted by susanb575 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 21, 08 at 12:31

I'm trying to clean calcium/salt deposits off my pool tile. I have a high pressure washer, 2600 psi, purchased from Home Depot, not doing the job with water alone. I have heard using epsom salt works. Can I use my washer to do this? Where do I get nozzle for this?

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RE: Cleaning pool tile with Epsom Salt? How?

That process uses a proprietary epson grind and works pretty well. The system they use does not work with ordinary Epsom I'm told.

RE: Cleaning pool tile with Epsom Salt? How?

Have you tried muriatic acid instead?

If I get calcium deposits, I use 4 parts water to which I add 1 part muriatic acid - usually in a regular plastic garden sprayer bottle. Wearing eye protection and rubber gloves, I spray it on the deposits. The mixture bubbles. Using a poly scrub brush, I brush the area until the deposits are gone - may take a number of repetitions of spray-and-scrub to get them off.

Once gone, I rinse the entire area with pool water. I dump any excess mixture into the pool as well, as it is what I use to lower pH anyway. Rinse out your spray bottle as well.

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