Many pool owners are familiar with the term “acid wash.” However, not all pool owners understand what it means to acid wash a pool. If you fall into this category, don’t worry! The explanation is simple; acid washing refers to the process of cleaning away the top layer of grime that accumulates on your pool liner.
Over time, pool liners can have algae spores and other types of debris build up on them, which can make the pool look dingy and dirty. As you might imagine, this is less than desirable for most pool owners. With acid washing, a diluted acid solution is applied to the surface of the pool and then removed. This acid eats through the top layer of grime on your pool liner, as well as a very thin layer of the plaster or Pebble-Tec to reveal a cleaner, newer-looking surface.
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