If you went to open your pool this year and discovered that it wasn’t the same color as it was in previous seasons, you may be in need of an acid wash.
An acid wash is a procedure in which the pool is drained, thoroughly cleaned using tough acidic chemicals, then refilled and properly balanced. The purpose is to remove the buildup of discoloring on walls and floors.
Causes of Discoloration
You can clean and maintain your pool regularly and still experience discoloration. That’s because the biggest cause of discoloration is time, combined with weeks, months, and even years of algae, leaves, calcium buildup, and rust on your pool’s walls and floors.
An acid wash treatment is one of the most effective ways to restore your pool to its original, like-new condition. The process targets stains, scale, and calcium deposits that can form especially on the floors and corners of the pool bed itself.
A good indication that your pool may need an acid wash is if you can’t clearly see the bottom or walls. An acid wash requires your pool to be drained and cleared, then the application of a spray-on muriatic acid. Our technicians will then brush your pool’s surfaces and rinse with fresh water before refilling and balancing the chemicals in your pool water.
Once Every Few Years
The acid wash process is effective because it actually removes a microscopic layer from the surface of your pool. Consequently, it should only be done once every couple of years, not all the time.
An acid wash is one of the easiest and fastest ways to make a dramatic improvement to the color, clarity, and safety of your swimming pool. So if you have started the season with a swampy, opaque, or unusually colored pool, it’s time to call Eagle Pools and ask about our acid wash service.