You have probably found this page because you are thinking you might be in need of an acid wash for your swimming pool. It’s hard to know sometimes when is a good time to start this process. Here are some things to look for that might be close that it is time to pursue acid washing of your pool.
you may notice your pool ranging in colors from green to black. This may not necessarily be the water itself, but is more likely the staining of the material that makes up the walls of the inside of the pool. If stagnant water has been allowed to sit for a long time and collect algae it will often stain this plaster material, which is very porous and absorbs the color of the photosynthesizing fungus.
This procedure will basically remove the top layer of plaster and therefore removing any algae spores or stains with it revealing a nice new layer in which to start a clean slate to refill your pool on.
If you live in an area where you use well water often to fill up your pool then you may notice that it takes more chemicals to keep the scum from building up. If this is the case, you may need to consider the acid wash procedure sooner than those that live in a more urban area and use chlorinated city water.
The first step to doing an acid scrub is to drain the pool of all water until it is completely empty. Then the acid mixture is applied to the plaster and using a brush is scrubbed away. The depth of what is scrubbed away will only be until the staining is gone and a fresh new surface is revealed underneath.
Should you acid wash your pool by yourself? Of course we cannot recommend this because the acid is very close up and dangerous especially if you have pets and children nearby. Our professionals are trained to safely do the job and they wear all the protective gear required including respiratory protection. Just to simply avoid any damage to your own lungs or skin or those of your family members let us do the job for you at a very reasonable price! Give us a call today for a free estimate.