When to acid-wash your swimming pool
Owning a swimming pool comes with its joy and prestige, but with all the joy and the prestige, maintenance is inevitable. We have to maintain our swimming pools and even at times need to use acids in washing them. This might raise questions as to why we need to acid wash our swimming pools. Well, if you are having this kind of a question, here is your answer. We need to acid wash our swimming pools to get rid of the stains that build up in our pools due to the hard water and algae. When these elements are present, the water turns murky, giving unpleasant view, unlike the sparkling blue waters we all wish for.
It’s definitely true that we need to acid wash our swimming pools, and this leads to the question when do you acid-wash your swimming pool? Well when to acid wash your pool depends on how frequently you treat and maintain your swimming pool. It is recommended that you can acid-wash your swimming pool after every five to seven years, again depending on the manner at which you have been treating and maintaining your pool water. For a public pool, then the acid-washing process could be more often, compared to that of a private or personal pool.
Despite the many expert advices that try to respond to the question of when to acid-wash your pool, personal observations can be helpful in choosing your own frequency of acid-washing. You can observe your pool floors and the water. When hard water forms calcium deposits and other stubborn stains on your pool, then you should know that it is time to acid wash it. Remember that more frequent acid-wash on your swimming pool is not advisable. Too many washes will prompt plastering of the pool surfaces. If you have thin and old plaster on your pool, then be warned, do not acid-wash more often.
Now you have an idea of when to acid-wash your swimming pool. The next thing to know is the procedure to use when you are going bout acid-washing your swimming pool. When acid-washing your pool, first make sure it is drained. Next, scrub your pool surfaces and use muriatic acid and a recommended water solution to remove the thin layer of the top-coat that had formed on the surface of your pool. Remember that this is done manually by scrubbing using an acid brush. After acid scrubbing on all the surfaces, neutralize the used acid with soda ash then rinse it away. More details on how to neutralize the acid, click here.
Unresponsive pool to acid-wash?
Having an unresponsive pool to acid-wash? If your pools does not get cleaned after a series of acid-washes, then do not worry. There is always a second option for you. For such pools, then plastering is an option. In this case, use a professional to determine the effectiveness of the acid-wash, before taking the next step of acid-washing.
I know you have found your answer on when to acid-wash your pool and now you want to know how it costs. The cost of an acid-wash will definitely depend on the size of your pool. Feasible estimates being $0.60 to 0.65 per square feet. For more information, click here.
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