• Is your white plaster stained and or suffers from calcium build up?

    To Acid-Wash or Not To Acid-Wash

    Your pool generally only needs an acid-washing every five to seven years if you regularly treat and maintain the water in it. Acid-washing your pool more often can damage the plaster coating inside the pool because the acid strips away a small layer of it each time you do it. Rather than acid-washing a slightly dirty pool, manually scrub it without any acid or with a chlorine solution to avoid damaging the plaster. This may be enough to clean the pool. Note that you should never acid-wash vinyl-lined pools, which only require cleaning with detergents and conditioners.

    Acid Is a Dangerous Thing

    You could acid-wash the pool yourself with chemicals found in any pool supply store, however we do not recommend this. Injury to yourself and your pool could result from the improper use of acid. When acid-washing a pool you need to wear protective equipment due to the caustic nature of the chemicals that can burn your skin and cause respiratory damage if inhaled. For safety reasons, always perform an acid-wash with at least one other person helping you. Improperly washing your pool with acid may not only damage the plaster, but could lead to discoloration. Please consult with us regarding acid-washing to avoid issues with your pool. We are always available to answer questions or give advice!