In the present study, the potential effects of physical, chemical and electro-kinetic properties of pumice on the strength development of pumice blended cements (PBC) were examined and documented. A significant relationship between zeta potential of pumice samples, setting time and water demand of PBC was found. A relationship between the chemical content of pumice samples and compressive strength of PBC was also observed. However, zeta potential of the pumice samples was found to be less effective in strength development. Despite the lower clinker content, the setting time of the PBC samples was shorter than control specimen. 30 % pumice replacement by clinker resulted in 5-28 % reduction in 28-day strength depending on the characteristics of the pumice samples and grinding time.