We use a natural mineral (Epsom salts 3.5 MOH) instead of glass beads(6-7 MOH). It cost us more, but we feel that the results are worth it. Since it is softer than the glaze (5-6 MOH) our media never damages the surface. (MOH is a hardness scale 1=talc 10=diamond)
We use an industrial power washer with a patented nozzle that injects the media into the water stream. The water and media remove the calcium and polish the tile.
Once the tile is clean and dry we apply a protective sealant to the tile & grout. This will help the water to bead up and run off like wax does for a car.
We vacuum the media from the pool. Any material suspended in the water will filter out or dissolve within 24-36 hrs. Since the Epsom salt is water soluble it does not damage pumps or filters like beads can. Imagine what hard glass beads can do to your pool sweep and pump. Ask a bead blaster where the broken beads go.
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