Absolute Water Professionals Can Help You Maintain Your Pool
Over time concrete pools can degrade in appearance. Natural wear and tear, pool chemicals, and other factors can leave the concrete stained and dull, which doesn’t create a very pleasant environment for your or your guests. Surface cleaning can only do so much for these stains and often can’t completely return your pool to its former bright appearance. If you’re experiencing this problem at your Salt Lake City, UT home, it may be time to consider an acid wash for your pool. This process goes deeper than cleaning, utilizing acid to strip a very thin layer of your pool’s surface to reveal a much brighter and stain-free layer underneath. When done by professionals like Absolute Water Professionals, this process is safe and effective for improving your pool’s appearance. Contact us today for more information.
How to Know When Your Pool Needs an Acid Wash
Because acid washing is an intensive process, you want to be sure it’s the right choice before doing it. As mentioned previously, surface stains can usually be removed with regular vacuuming or cleaning. But deep stains will often require the more powerful cleaning of an acid wash. If you are unsure whether your pool needs an acid wash, our team can help you determine if it’s the best course of action for you. Some of the signs that your pool needs an acid wash include:
- Persistent Algae Growth: If you notice that algae continue to grow on the surface of your pool even with repeated cleaning, it may be time to consider an acid wash.
- Calcium Deposits: Constant deposits of white, flaky calcium in and around your pool can be an annoyance. An acid wash can address this issue.
- Dingy Water: The discoloration and stains of your pool surface can make your water appear dingy and uninviting. This is a sign that your pool surface may need the deep clean of an acid wash.
- Stubborn Stains: If you’ve scrubbed and scrubbed at the stains in your pool, only to see no improvement, it’s time to consider getting an acid wash.
- Diminished Brightness: Years of wear and tear can diminish the brightness of your pool’s surface. An acid wash will remove the dull top layer to expose a brighter layer underneath.
How Does an Acid Wash Clean My Pool?
As you likely know, acid is a harsh substance that can cause damage to surfaces. However, when properly utilized and used in a controlled manner, acid can be a great cleaning tool. Absolute Water Professionals use acid to help residential pool owners clean and improve the surface of their pools. During an acid wash, a thin layer of the pool’s plaster surface is actually stripped away, along with any stains left by chlorine, algae, minerals, and dirt. The process exposes a fresh, clean layer of plaster underneath the dull one, giving your pool an updated and improved look. Stripping a layer of this plaster is not harmful to your pool as the acid removes only a very thin layer from the coating, which is usually at least a half-inch thick.
Risks of Acid Washing Your Pool Without Draining It
If you think acid washing could be the right solution for your pool stains, you want to be sure you choose a knowledgeable and experienced team like Absolute Water Professionals. Due to the aggressive nature of acid washing, there are risks of damage if the process is not completed properly. Some contractors may suggest that the acid wash can be completed without draining the pool. However, we do not recommend this. If acid washing is not done by an experienced professional, the flow of acid can permanently etch parts of the pool surface, leaving behind streaks. Once these streaks appear, they cannot be removed. For this reason, it’s important to hire a trusted company to complete this process safely.
Contact Us for More Information
If you are interested in learning more about our acid washing services or any of our other pool services in Salt Lake City, UT, we encourage you to reach out to our team today. We offer a range of services to help both home and commercial pool owners keep their pools in the best shape possible. We can answer all your questions and suggest the appropriate services to meet your needs. Please give us a call today to schedule service at your property.