What it Means to Acid Wash a Pool and When to Do It
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.
Why is acid washing important?
Acid washing your pool is important because it prevents your pool from being overtaken by algae. Not only does algae affect the appearance of your pool water and make it unattractive to swimmers, but if you have too much algae in your pool, it will start to attract pests. Acid washing your pool also helps to get rid of general grime and dirt so that the water is always crisp, clear and inviting.
When should you acid wash your pool?
There are several circumstances which indicate acid washing your pool is necessary. The first is if you notice that your pool is turning a greenish color. The second is if you start to see stains and grime building up on the bottom and sides of your pool. The third is if you just can’t see the bottom of your pool. If you have not winterized your pool properly, or if the water hasn’t been properly taken care of, you will most likely have to call in the professionals and have it acid washed.
Have you noticed any of the warning signs? If so, contact the experts at Quality One Pool Management today by calling 702-896-0500. We know that with the crazy Las Vegas heat, you can’t afford to be away from your pool for very long. We are highly skilled in the acid washing process and will make sure the job is done quickly, safely and correctly. Just think about how much better your pool will look when it’s done!