There are many different elements that can factor into why your pool is discolored with unsightly stains. More often than not it is the result of poor and untimely pool maintenance- keep your pools maintained peopled! If it is already too late to go back in time and maintain your pool properly then the next best thing is to have the water drained out and go ahead with a full-service cleaning that can involve an application of acid that washes away buildup caused by minerals, algae, metals or other factors that can afflict your pool.
What exactly is acid washing?
This method of cleaning pool tiles and grout lines is ideal for really deeply stained pool interiors that require a bit extra punch in order to remove them. While other methods do exist for cleaning stains off of pools, acid washing is akin to bringing in the “heavy artillery”. Muriatic acid is mostly used to coat the interior of your pool, essentially burning off a very thin layer that takes away all of the imperfections and allow our technicians to wash away the now dissolved film, revealing a beautiful surface beneath the removed layer.
Is this method safe?
While there are a lot of DIY websites that say you can pull this complex operation off by yourself, we don’t recommend that. Muriatic acid can be extremely dangerous in untrained hands, not to mention that people who have never done this before tend to make costly mistakes that end up hurting their wallet even more in the long run. Go with a professional pool service like OKC Pool Cleaner to come out and get the job done properly and safely, ensuring that the environment you and your family choose to relax in is entirely safe.
Different pool interiors
Pools can be constructed from a wide array of different materials and some of these materials take to acid washing better than others. Some surfaces are unsuitable for acid washing and should be recognized as such before any application of acid is applied to the surface. Trained pool technicians will most likely be able to recognize the makeup of your pool’s interior, and if it stumps even them they have the ability to contact the manufacturer or do a little research and find out the exact composition of your pool’s interior. If acid is applied to the wrong material it can completely compromise the interior of your pool, creating a costly mistake that will take a lot of time and money to fix.
What an acid washing entails
As we said before, we highly recommend you stick to a professional pool service specialization company to successfully pull of this complicated procedure. Once you have decided to go ahead with an acid washing, our expert technicians will come out to your location and first drain your pool completely. The following day they arrive back on site and begin the acid washing, applying directly to the interior of your pool a layer of acid that is allowed to sit for a bit before being washed away. After that the pool is rinsed off and refilled!