How To Acid Wash A Pool

How To Acid Wash A Pool

What is Acid Wash A Pool?

Pool acid washing is a process where chemicals—mainly hydrochloric acid, also known as muriatic acid—are combined with water and are sprayed onto your pool’s surface to remove any grime and build-up. A professional pool cleaner will then use a brush to scrub out the staining and other grime.

How To Acid Wash A Pool

You’ll need to add equal parts of the acid of your choice, as well as water, to your watering can. Always ensure that acid is added to the water, not vice versa. If you choose to pressure wash your pool before adding acid to it, then you’ll need less acid. Moisten the pool walls with a hose before you add acid to them.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to acid wash a pool?

Acid wash the pool- When acid washing your pool, it will look something like this. First, you will rinse a portion of the wall or floor with a hose. Then, you will pour acid on the surface and scrub with an acid brush. After waiting 30-60 seconds, you will rinse the wall/floor.

What chemical is used to acid wash a pool?

Pool acid washing is a process where chemicals—mainly hydrochloric acid, also known as muriatic acid—are combined with water and are sprayed onto your pool’s surface to remove any grime and build-up.

How long does it take to acid wash pool?

Also known as ‘drain and clean,’ it’s the process of removing dirt buildup on the bottom and sides of the pool. The duration of acid washing depends on how it’s done. Outside of draining the pool, the acid-washing process can last four to five hours. A no-drain acid wash, on the other hand, takes about three days.

How much acid do I put in my pool?

The amount of acid you need to add to balance your pool pH levels depends on factors such as the pool’s size, current pH and Total Alkalinity level, and the type of acid you use. A general rule of thumb is to add one quart of muriatic acid per 10,000 gallons of water to lower the pH by 0.1.

What happens when you acid wash a pool?

While acid washing can dramatically reduce stains or remove spots from a pool’s surface, It can shorten the lifespan of plaster finishes. Muriatic Acid, the chemical commonly used is dangerous and corrosive, so the application should be done by a professional.

Can I acid wash a pool myself?

Mix 1 gallon (3.8 liters) of acid with 1 gallon (3.8 liters) of water in a watering can. Acid must be added to the water and not the other way around. Wet down one of the walls with the hose. The hose should not have a nozzle and water should be running from the hose at all times.

Does acid wash change pool color?

An aggressive acid wash can severely darken the pool finish and the pool water. Most of the time these pools will not match the pool finish sample that the consumer picked out, and the water color won’t match the photos.

What is the difference between acid wash and chlorine wash?

A Chlorine wash will destroy all bacteria and spores but won’t remove all stains. To remove stains you will most likely need an Acid Wash. If you use our Weekly pool cleaning services your chances of having a green pool go way down.