Royal Pool & Spa’s acid wash pool services are a popular and effective way to clean your pool from unwanted dirt and grime that has accumulated over time. They give your pool a fresh appearance and keep your pool looking like new.
Also called a “drain and clean,” an acid wash may become necessary if your pool water has turned a dark, murky shade. This may occur if the winterizing (pool closing) process was performed incorrectly in the past, or if the pool has been stagnant for a period of time so that algae has taken over. It may also be filled with leaves and debris, which would require acid washing. If you cannot see the bottom of your pool when you should, it may be time to consider Royal Pool & Spa’s acid wash pool services.
Performing an acid wash on your own can be dangerous, because acid should not come in contact with skin. The fumes caused by the acid can be strong and harmful if directly inhaled. Our acid washing experts have the necessary equipment to perform a safe and effective acid wash for your pool.
Our Acid Washing Steps
- Drain the pool. We will use a pump to remove pool water before the acid wash can take place, however, we still want the pool walls to be wet during the process.
- Mix and spray the solution. Specific amounts of hydrochloric acid and other chemicals will be thoroughly mixed together before washing begins. We will then spray an even coat of acid solution to the surface of your pool walls and floor.
- Scrub the surface. Using safety gear and equipment, we will scrub the surface of your pool with the acid mixture still in place. Depending on the stains in the pool, more or less scrubbing will be required.
- Rinse the pool. This step may need to be repeated multiple times until the pool is completely cleared of all chemicals.
Remember, acid washing cannot be performed on vinyl-lined pools, as the acid wash will severely damage the lining. To clean vinyl, small amounts of specialized detergents can remove unwanted buildup on your pool walls. It is also important to rely on the professionals to handle your acid wash because improperly washing your pool with acid may not only damage the plaster or concrete, but it could lead to unwanted discoloration.
Call on our Acid Wash Pool Services
Our experts at Royal Pool & Spa have been performing our acid wash pool services for nearly 30 years! Call us at 651-779-7606 to receive a quote for our acid wash pool services.
Rest assured, our service vans are supplied with all the necessary parts and equipment for your acid washing project. We will get any job done on site, so you don’t have to worry if any repairs or replacements pop up.