Swimming Pool Acid Wash Kissimmee FL
Acid washing is the practice of using an acidic solution to clean the layer of residue and chemical buildup from the plaster and tile of the swimming pool.
The acid wash is a much simpler, cost effective way to re-surface a pool and give it a new look and fresh appearance without re-plastering or re-tiling. Re-plastering is very costly and in the vast majority of cases, an acid wash will work just fine--in fact it's ideal!
Why would you do an acid wash?
Well, over months and years of use and existence, a swimming pool floor and wall will eventually build up a layer of residue that is solid. The vast majority of this residue is made up of calcium and other trace minerals that like to form solid crystalline formations on the plaster. Also mixed in there is stuff like sun-block, dirt and dust, and trace minerals from rain. It's a totally natural process for this to happen and the best practice is to simply keep the pool clean with regular monthly maintenance.
But when a pool reaches a point where no amount of skimming, vacuuming and filter changing will do the trick, an acid wash is the best bet! If you're looking for an acid wash service local to Kissimmee, FL. Look no further, partner! You've found your very own pool cleaning service.
The first step of the acid washing process is to add the acidic compound which gives a chemical kick in the butt to the unwanted (albeit totally natural) residue on the walls. Acids are used to clean things all the time, think about using a spritzer of water and vinegar (an acidic substance) to clean your countertops. We leave the acid compound in the pool and let the chemical reactions take place over a desired period of time. The acid chemically helps dissolve the solid residue into the pool water.
Once the acid has set for a while we come through and wash the pool with mechanical scrubbers, vacuums, and more to physically and mechanically loosen the debris. Picture a giant sponge coming and wiping up what the acid has loosened.
The next stage in the acid was is critical for environmental measures. We now add a base chemical to the solution to balance the pH back into a neutral state. This is so important because if we just released a very large amount of acidic water into the waterways it would be a very unethical thing to do. So the pH is balanced--have no fear!
Then we proceed to drain and refill the pool using the pump motor.
If we need to do any further cleaning of the filter, the drain, the tile, or any other repairs, this is a good time to do it, so we don't waste water!
The acid wash is an effective, smart, economically sensible method to really give a swimming pool a total makeover and get rid of some of that solid debris build up on the pool walls. It truly is a wash and the pool ends up looking like a completely new pool afterwards. So save yourself some money and time--don't re-plaster unless you absolutely need to. Look to the acid wash!
If you are interested in our acid wash service, please reach out at 407-632-4712 or via our contact form.
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