Many of our customers have issues with staining at the bottom of their pool or have pools that have become taken over by algae due to poor winterizing, stagnant water or lack of pool care. A service that is especially helpful in these instances is acid washing your pool, often referred to as “drain & clean”.
Acid washing removes a thin layer of your plaster, gunite or Pebble-Tec to reveal a fresh surface. This removes algae, mineral, chlorine and even dirt stains from the bottom and sides of your pool. If your pool was poorly maintained in the past or has had stagnant water which turned into an algae bloom, algae and phosphates can become embedded in your pool’s finish, making it nearly impossible to get rid of. Acid washing your pool removes any algae or phosphates that are not otherwise removed with chemicals. When finished, the acid washing process gives your pool a clean, fresh new finish and clear, sparkling water.
Acid is applied in order to etch or take off a very thin layer of plaster, gunite or Pebble-Tec. The acid is then carefully removed and the pool is filled with no harm to the surface of your pool. On average, pool owners will want to acid wash their pool once a year to remove stains. Keep in mind that acid washing does speed up the need to re-surface a pool, so pool owners should avoid acid washing more than once a year.
Acid Washing should only be done be professional Pool Service technicians. Muriatic Acid is a dangerous substance that has toxic fumes and can be hazardous to work with. Premier Pool Service technicians are expertly trained to work with this material and have all the tools and equipment necessary to safely drain & clean your pool as well as neutralize and pump out the waste water. Don't tackle an acid wash yourself. It can ruin the interior of your pool and be a costly repair job if done inproperly. Give us a call for a FREE quote or fill out our online contact form for a free estimate.