Acid washing is an intensive cleaning method which is generally used when a pool is quite old and has had a large accumulation of algae and grease which has attached itself to the walls and base of a swimming pool. An acid wash helps to remove this algae and leave your pool clean as a whistle as it was when it was first installed. Here we will answer some common questions our clients ask when it comes to the acid washing of their pool.
Why do I need to Acid Wash my Pool?
A pool will need to be acid washed when it has built up a layer of algae on it which is unable to be removed with more gentle cleaning methods. Using an acid wash will help to neutralize the PH level of your pool which is creating a breeding ground for the algae. The acid wash services provided by Mission Viejo Pool Cleaning Service and Maintenance will completely remove the algae that is building up and reinstate your swimming pool to its former glory so that you can show it off again.
How Often do I need to Acid Wash My Pool?
An acid wash is not a maintenance requirement that is frequent. This service is generally only required every 5 years as long as you are keeping your pool well maintained with regular maintenance visits by a professional and having your filters and tiles cleaned when it is required. If you are not maintaining your pool to the required standard, this could mean that you will require a more frequent acid washing, but we do not recommend this as your chosen method of maintenance due to the health risks associated with swimming in a dirty pool and the thin layer of surface that is removed from your pool shell each time an acid wash is completed.
Why do I need a Professional to do this?
You may be able to do this yourself, but when it comes to one of the most valuable assets within your home, it can be very beneficial to have this process handled by an expert who wont accidentally cause damage to your pool. To do an effective acid wash, a pool needs to be completely drained and the industry specific acid of a high quality applied in the correct manner to strip the layers of algae from your pool to leave it clean.
What happens if I don’t do this?
If you do not have your pool acid washed and continue to allow algae to accumulate in your pool, not only will it become unappealing to swim in but it may also pose health risks for your friends and family. A swimming pool is generally quite an expensive addition to a home, which is why it is best to keep it well maintained so that it retains its value and does not become a burden to your properties appearance.