An acid wash becomes necessary if the pool has turned into the “Swamp”, or if the Total Disolved Solids (TDS) in the water is excessive. If you can see the bottom of the pool (the floor), or the TDS level is good then the green pool issue can be resolved with proper chemicals, cleaning, circulation, and filtering. But, If the TDS level is high, or the floor is not visible, the cost of the chemicals and labor will generally be greater than the acid wash or chlorine bath cost.
An acid wash is the process of stripping a very tiny layer from the face of the plaster exposing fresh plaster beneath. Pools can also be bleach washed, or given a chlorine bath if the plaster is very thin or in bad condition. If the plaster is in very bad condition, chipped away in multiple areas or the plaster is so thin that the concrete beneath is showing, it may be time to resurface the interior of your pool.
You may also decide on an acid wash to bring out a brighter, whiter, like new finish that can be exposed. For mineral stains and/or deposits, chlorine stains, or even dirt stains, an acid wash will produce a dramatic appearance improvement.
If your pool seems to grow algae overnight, just blooms very easily or the pool surface looks dirty even after brushing, changing the water and acid washing the surfaces can give you a like new appearance and an algae free summer and allow you to truly enjoy your pool.
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