Acid washing your pool can help get rid of stains and those hard to clean spots. However, working with acid is no easy task, and incorrect unsafe can damage your pool. If handled incorrectly, acid washing can also be unsafe. That’s why it’s important to have a professional take care of your acid washing needs.
What does Acid Washing Mean?
Acid washing offers the deepest of deep cleans. It goes beneath the surface and removes a thin layer of pool plaster. The stains, algae, and dirt on this layer are also removed, leaving behind A clean layer beneath.
Most pools have about a ½ an inch of plaster coating. While acid washing only removes a part of this coating, it’s important to know what you’re doing in order not to remove too much or damage your pool. That’s why customers in Torrance, Palos Verde, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Manhattan Beach should look to Pool Maintenance, Remodeling and Repair South Bay Area for acid washing services.
Can All Pools be Acid Washed?
Only gunite or inground pools can be acid washed. Vinyl-lined and above ground pools will eat away at the liner, meaning you’ll have to replace it completely.
What are Some Signs I Should Acid Wash My Pool?
There are some telltale signs that your pool is in need of an acid wash. For instance, if you see dirt or chlorine stains, an acid wash can help take care of them. Similarly, an algae problem might require acid washing. Regular cleaning isn’t always enough to remove the spores, which can be hazardous for your pool’s health and your own. Of course, you should always try other methods to remove this algae before resorting to an acid wash, and you’ll want to change your pool filter to ensure it’s not unleashing more algae.
Oftentimes, algae and dirt can result from a pool that hasn’t been used or maintained in a while. Pools that aren’t properly prepared for winter are just one example of what’s known as a stagnant pool. Stagnant pools are at risk for all types of surface damage, which can also make your pool look bad.
Acid washes are also necessary when you’re making pool repairs, such as applying new plaster. It doesn’t make sense to apply the plaster over algae, so you’ll want to get rid of that algae beforehand.
A final reason you might consider an acid wash is if your pool plaster is discolored or has tears. An acid wash will pull away the top layer, exposing an unblemished, better looking layer.
How Often Should I Acid Wash My Pool?
Acid washes shouldn’t be done too frequently. If you acid wash your pool too much, you’ll remove too many layers of plaster and possibly damage your pool. Unless you’re having a serious issue, we recommend acid washing your pool once every five or six years. Find out much more details about us.