Green To Clean
ACID WASHING/STAIN AND SCALE REMOVAL
If your pool has been uncirculated and green for some time, you may have staining and scale on your walls and floor. Although you may be able to clear up the green pool with chemicals, you may notice staining and scale that makes the pool look dull and ugly. This makes your pool look uninviting. If you are trying to sell your house or simply enjoy it yourself, it is essential that your pool be in pristine condition since it is usually a focal point. We can perform a drain and wash to give your pool the brightest look possible.
THE FIRST STEP IN THIS PROCESS IS DRAINING AND DEWATERING.
You might think that these two terms mean the same thing but they are very different. Draining the pool is the process of pumping out all the water IN the pool. Dewatering is the process of pumping out all the ground water SURROUNDING the pool. This is absolutely essential to keep the pool from “popping” up because of the hydraulic pressure of the ground water pushing up on the drained pool. Think about a heavy boat or ship floating on water. It is very dangerous for you to drain the pool on your own. When hiring a contractor, make sure they carry pool pop insurance. A major cost for performing an acid wash is insurance. Acid wash quotes usually range from $450-$750 depending on the size of the pool and debris cleanup. Beware of unusually low quotes, as this may be a sign of lack of insurance. Verify the insurance. We carry pool pop insurance but have never made a claim.
THE SECOND STEP IS CLEANING OUT ALL OF THE HEAVY DEBRIS AND SLUDGE ON THE BOTTOM OF THE POOL.
We have seen it all, trust me.
THE THIRD STEP IS COATING THE WALLS AND FLOOR WITH ACID.
This step eats away a small layer of the pool surface and leaves a bright finish. Because of this, you'll want to keep acid washes to a bare minimum, in order to prolong the lifespan of the surface. Improper acid wash techniques will cause irreparable damage to the pool surface. We take special care to use the lowest possible acid mix and contact time. We neutralize the acid used as it accumulates in the deep end and is pumped out.
THE FOURTH AND FINAL STEP IS ADDING WATER AND BALANCING THE WATER CHEMISTRY.
The whole process, before adding water should take 8-10 hours. After your acid wash pool cleaning, you can expect to be swimming in a crystal clear pool in just 48 hours.
We at, D. Wendt Pool Services, have all the equipment necessary to drain your pool with complete safety. We are state licensed and insured. We also carry a separate $300,000 policy for pool pop insurance (but have never made a claim).
We do many acid washes each year. We are seasoned in ascertaining whether or not your pool will look good with an acid wash, chlorine wash or if it can be returned to a clean and sparkling condition with just the addition of chemicals and filtration.