HOW TO: Remove YEARS of calcium & mineral deposit build up on the side of your swimming pool!

HOW TO: Remove YEARS of calcium & mineral deposit build up on the side of your swimming pool!


Hey Guys it’s Jessica and I’m going to Show you real Quick how to Remove The Calcium Buildup From The Side of your pool so for example the Pool Tile it’s first to meet a backyard Swimming Pool Acquires That if You, don’t have Soft water Which A lot of People Here in Arizona I don’t have Soft Water Flowing Into Their pool so if you don’t have Soft Water then, you’re Going to get This Really ugly Calcium Buildup on the Side of the Pool and I’ll show you Right here so here it Is this is the Calcium Buildup I’m Talking about it’s Where the Water line Hits The Edge of the Tile and As you can See it goes all the Way Around the pool use my Hammer my Small Hammer and it will Get a little Rusty So Make sure that the Hammer Is not one of your Favorites but. Make sure it’s Small, We ross you might Break the Tile So what I’m gonna do Is I’m Just going to this stuff has Been Caked on for I don’t know 20 25 Years Since the House, was built Originally it’s Just a calcium Buildup With Mineral Deposits and Stuff that Just will come off With Scratching Or Scraping So, we’re Gonna use this Hammer here We go? I’m just going to hit it until you get a little bit of a Break and Watch Out for your eyes Cuz it May come back and hit ya hit your right Knee I see how it just Chips off So just Make Sure you kind, of go at it with an Angle And i would test it on a small Portion of Tile That’s not Right in The Middle of your Pool first to Make sure that the Hammer Can Withstand Or inside the Tile Can Withstand the Hammer Let’s See, how that Works Be extra Careful on Cornerstone Especially if They’re Exposed to the sun Because I had some Experience in The other Side of the Pool That Shit and it wasn’t very Pretty so just be extra Careful let’s See how it Ships right off no expensive Machinery or Services Just a Hammer your wrists a little Elbow Grease and a great Attitude so that’s it for Today thanks so much for Watching and If You liked this Video leave A comment Below or press like And Make Sure you subscribe so you can get the most recent and Updated Videos Like This Helpful Video Today See you next Time bye

73 Replies to “HOW TO: Remove YEARS of calcium & mineral deposit build up on the side of your swimming pool!

  1. i use a paint scraper and scary enough, drop your water line down below your tile, use a multi tool with a silver scraping blade works wonders, might get a black scuff here and there but ive been told acid will clean it off.

  2. hi I like the video, However i think the hammer is a bad idea because when you bang on the tile you actually risk damaging the foundation of the tile loosing up behind the tile and water can get back behind the tile in very small places, especially if the tile is old, this is a not a good strategy because eventually you/someone Will knock a tile off, then they will have to drain past the tile and fix use M1 adhesive when repairing pool tile.
    Try 220 Grit wet/dry sand paper, then pumice stone or pole attachment and then last resort if all else fails is a chemical or bead blast.

  3. There is just no way you could clean pool tile like that…you're not even getting all the calcium off…it still looks like crap.

  4. Since you just went through this damaging hard work to get that calcium scaling off, you should research langieri saturation index(LSI). It teaches us that calcium falls out of solution easier under certain conditions(ie, high Ph, high water temp, low alkalinity, ect) and this is how you end up with scaling of tile, heater exchanger, and salt cells. So if you keep your alkalinity and ph within the allowed range of YOUR pools LSI those stains shouldn't come back…. Prevention is always better then a hammer 😉

  5. Thanks for that. I found that a small ball peen hammer works best with gentle taps on thick deposits. It gently fractures the deposit and comes right off with light impact that will not damage the tile. Pumice leaves a lot of grit on the pool floor to step on and forever to get out of pool, takes a lot of elbow grease if it works at all, though can work for light deposits like in the toilet. 220 wet/dry sandpaper might work well for a little residual or film but can get that off with 50/50 dilute muriatic acid and pressure washer. She is talking about caked on, thick calcium deposits that the other methods won't touch. Tried all the other DIY methods and hammer works best for this, just must be precisely gentle..tap,tap…tap, tap…like a plastic surgeon breaking nasal bones in a nose job. LOL!.

  6. Thanks for that, Jessica. All these dudes think they know better, but I found a small ball peen hammer works best with gentle taps on thick deposits. It gently fractures the deposit and it comes right off with light impact that does not transmit to and will not damage the tile, and is a lot less work and $$$ than all the other alternatives. Just don't give a hammer to a gorilla to do it. Pumice leaves a lot of grit on the pool floor to step on and takes forever to get out of pool, takes a lot of elbow grease if it works at all on this type of deposit, though can work for light deposits like in the toilet. 220 wet/dry sandpaper might work well for a little residual or film but can get that off easily with 50/50 dilute muriatic acid and pressure washer. Jessica is talking about caked on, thick calcium deposits that the other methods won't touch. Tried all the other DIY methods and hammer works best for this, just must be precisely gentle..tap,tap…tap, tap…like a plastic surgeon breaking nasal bones during a nose job. LOL!

  7. This works great!!!! Again, the line has to be a heavy build up of calcium. This is not for a light build up!!! Also, I used a small hammer and all you need is LIGHT tapping!!!! No chemicals and no grit on the bottom of the pool from 10,000 pumice stones.

  8. I'm glad it worked well for you, but if the tile was not installed correctly with good adhesion of thin set you can crack the tile

  9. the girl in the bikini with a hammer beaten on her tile after watching this video the first thing I would do is take her into the bedroom and f*** the s*** out of her the second thing I would do is take the hammer away from her before she breaks all the tile in the pool and then I f*** her again

  10. I'm in Tucson and have the same problem. Pumice and sanding take forever. Bead blasting is expensive. I don't want to dump more chemicals in my pool. I tried your method and it does work. I'm not sure I would trust anyone else to have the right "touch" though.

  11. Try a pointed chipping hammer for welding. It will work also but obviously use reasonable force. I think it’s pretty rad that you comment and thank the people who leave you neg comments….

  12. I found the fastest way to dissolve calcium build up is to spray Muriatic Acid over the calcium & then wait a minute or so for it to work. Use a regular pool brush to brush & rinse away the deposits with the pool water. I use one of those cheap $5.00 plastic garden spray pumps you can get at Walmart. But be smart about it though…don't get any acid on the concrete/pool deck, use protective glasses, keep kids & animals way and always use on a calm day. Rinse out the garden pump & rubber hose if you want it to last a couple of seasons. Works very fast!

  13. Miss Jessica Use CLR it will work alot easier and safer to do that too? Mix it up in a spray bottle or use it straight, drop the water in the poll about 2 inches and spray it on , let it sit an hour and hose it off no fuss at all we have it worse here in Florida but im a bit surprised that's 20 yrs worth??? here that is about 2 months worth ….lol There is other ways to with little to no hard work but the CLR normally works very easy if not you can use an industrial costic you can buy at Lowes or Home Depot they are just like an industrial CLR more or less but I would suggest you wear Gloves like when you clean your Oven.

    Ok im off I need to get ready for the SES 12 Mission in about an hour tonight we go for trying to catch more pieces of the fi4rst stage and the fairings…..not seen this much excitement here since the Space Shuttle days!!

  14. Thanks for the info, I have been trying to get that stuff from the pool for a long time….will used your info next.

  15. Hi,
    Question, currently have a new pool being built. They finished the shotcrete and did noticed that the umbrella hole looks like it goes beyond the concrete, noticed it when I was watering the shotcrete down seeing the water going down fairly fast (does not hold water) Should I be concerned about that and if so whats the best way to fix that with epoxy or add some concrete?

  16. Thinking outside the box. IMO this is a teeny bit crazy, but it looks like it worked. The secret is a super light touch, right?

  17. Any guy with a negative comment is a, well lets say you don't like females. Jessica is super cute and it took me 5 times viewing the video to actually see what it was about. Jessica great job!!!

  18. I have owned my in-ground pool for over 20 years and I have never seen anything like this on mine or any other pool. Before the calcium gets this bad you need to research more about pool water and how to PREVENT this from happening. Additionally, like so many others have said here, removing deposits from pool tiles with a hammer will probably do much more damage than you realize. The damage may not be immediately apparent, but may show up later when your tiles start to fall off because you weakened or damaged the adhesive holding them on. I can't believe you're recommending this technique!

  19. I'm sorry but if think this is a great way to clean up calcium build up on tile no way you run the risk of damaging your tile, just hire a professional to clean up your tile people. Its a lot cheaper to clean up the build up then it is the re tile it. Don't jump over a $20 to get to a $5 bill. Do it right the first time and save money that way.

  20. I don’t know your background but this is why young men growing up without a dad can't comprehend using any tools except a hammer or dull/cheap screwdriver.

  21. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! I was about to spend a few hundred dollars by either paying somebody to sand blast it for me or buying some of the equipment to do it myself!

  22. not in las vegas! it'so thin and hard it's insane. i found that a product called bright bay works good with multiple applications and a sharp 1/2" wood chisle to scrape it without messing up the tile. but that crazy insane thin hard film is just a bitch. tapping with a hammer and hitting a void could crack the tile. i did the light chisle thing. it works. but i guess in reality a media blaster is the best. guess what? i'll never get lazy again. because i'm killing myself for a week getting that shit clean on water features etc! $50.00 a gallon for this crap on amazon and a spray bottle and a drink in my hand floating in the pool every few days all summer is way better than me breaking my balls for a week!

  23. One way to do it I would’ve never though if that lol so what do people in AZ charge to sand blast the tile?

  24. I live in Gilbert, AZ! Unfortunately don't think this will work for me since my auto filler is leaking and just made a white wall on my tiles not just a thick line like yours.

  25. Really bad idea. With all the hammer hits, you will eventually do some accidental hits that damage the tile surface, or the tile adhesion to the substrate. In either case the damage ruin the tile or cause leaks.

  26. DON'T DO THIS! You will damage your tile! I work in the pool industry I lost count how many times I I have repaired cracked and chipped tiles from people watching these hammer videos and just wrecking their tiles. Good luck finding a company that will repair those tiles for under $200 let alone even find a company period that will do the repair. Let a professional clean your tile or get out there with a "Soft Pumice Stone" even though these are a crock of crap and will still damage your tile. There is not a lot of things you can do that won't damage your tile. Do your research and ask local professionals in your area!

  27. Here in Arizona it's too hot to spend hours mining away calcium and water too cold to do it in winter. I use an acid diluted with water to chemically remove.

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