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A pool acid wash is sometimes necessary to remove the minor staining and residue buildup on the plaster surfaces of a pool or spa. Naturally occurring minerals and metals are present in every San Diego swimming pool and spa. When sanitizers, acid and other chemically manufactured treatment products are added incorrectly, these minerals and metals can wreak havoc on the appearance of a pool or spa. In most cases, the unexpected roughness and discoloration of the surface area is a result of calcium deposits that have collected over time. A simple field test provided by ProTouch Pool Services can be used to confirm this, and a mild pool acid wash process can be applied to restore the pool or spa surface to its original luster.
What is a Pool Acid Wash?
A pool acid wash removes most, if not all, of the discoloration and build up on the surface area. Although the process is effective and will usually restore the look of the surface of a pool or spa, an acid wash treatment is not intended to be a permanent solution. Over time, the normal wear and use takes a toll on any swimming pool or spa surface. Eventually, these surfaces will have to be resurfaced or replaced to ensure the structural integrity of the pool or spa. In addition to a pool surface acid wash, ProTouch Pool Services offers viable solutions for more serious pool and spa troubles.
San Diego swimming pools and spas that have not been used or that have not received regular care and maintenance can certainly benefit from an acid wash. This treatment is often the first step in assessing further damage that may have occurred as a result of neglect or improper care. During our field test, an expert will be able to determine if the surface area can be restored using the acid wash method. If discoloration has not resulted from calcium, the pool or spa may need to be polished or resurfaced rather than acid washed. After the acid wash, pool maintenance experts will confirm if there is evidence of any additional damage or cause for concern.
Professional Acid Wash Stain Removal
When do I Need a Pool Acid Wash?
A pool or spa acid wash process is used to remove slight to moderate discoloration along the steps, benches, bottom and sides of a pool or spa. Although the acid washing method may appear easy to a novice user, the process is very delicate and potentially dangerous if not conducted with due diligence. Using the incorrect ration of acid solution to water could severely damage and even destroy the surface of the pool or spa. Rather than taking a chance on incurring the cost of a complete plaster replacement, pool and spa owners should leave the acid wash process to the professionals.
Your San Diego Professional Pool Contractor
ProTouch Pool Services has been providing San Diego expert acid washing services to remove slight staining and mild build up on swimming pool and spa surfaces since 1998. Our expert staff can easily review a situation and determine if an acid wash is the best solution to your particular problem or concern. After performing the initial consultation, a pool and spa technician will conduct a field test to assess the root cause of the discoloration and roughness.
Our Pool Acid Wash Process
If a pool acid wash is the appropriate solution and our estimate is accepted, we will schedule the job. Our pool restoration experts will begin by draining the pool or hot tub. Once empty we will prepare the acid solution and the surface area. Practicing safety measures is an essential part of the job when dealing with potentially hazardous toxic chemical compounds. After completing the acid wash the pool can be refilled. As part of our acid wash procedure we offer a pool drain and restart which includes balancing the water chemistry after completion.
The typical pool acid wash procedure is usually completed within one or two days, depending on the size of the area and whether we are providing the drain and restart. ProTouch Pool Services provides detailed estimates based on size, treatment method, and the severity of the discoloration or damage. In addition to removing stains through a chemical or acid based washing or polishing service, we also feature several basic services that are required for expert pool and spa maintenance.
Consult With A Pool Industry Leader
ProTouch Pool Services offers the best pool solutions for residents and businesses in the San Diego area. Our top industry professionals have the knowledge and experience to accurately assess virtually any type of pool or spa surface and determine the best steps to take for removing stains and preserving the surface. When a porous surface has permitted deeply penetrated stains, our pool polishing procedure may be recommended. In extreme conditions a total surface re-plaster may be needed. All potential solutions will be outlined for the customer in order to reach the most comfortable treatment approach.
Our experienced team of pool professionals can provide all the necessary tools and services required to keep your San Diego pool or spa in excellent condition. Whether you need immediate service to correct discoloration or you are ready to begin a regular pool maintenance schedule, ProTouch Pool Services is here to help! Call today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about a pool acid wash.