|A proper acid wash can make a huge difference in your pool experience.||
It has been said that an acid wash for a swimming pool is the equivalent of a chemical face peel on a person; both can provide dramatic results, but do either too often and you could cause serious damage. Although concrete or plaster pools could potentially last for decades, they need regular maintenance by a pool professional. This is especially pertinent when dealing with plaster, since it is a porous material and algae will grow in its pores. Allow the algae to survive for a certain period of time and you will be left with hard to remove stains. Muriatic acid is known as one of the best ways to remove these stains and is used by professional cleaners.
Below, we look at the steps performed in acid washing your swimming pool, taking into account your personal safety.
Materials Needed for the Job
For a start, we need to gather certain implements to help with the job – a broom, a hose, rubber gloves and boots, safety goggles, a scrub brush, plastic bucket, water, a pole, and the muriatic acid itself.
Before doing anything else, we drain the swimming pool and clean up any debris left behind. We then allow time for the concrete/plaster to dry and wait until the pool is completely dry before beginning.
Wearing protective clothing and gear, we take a hard-bristled brush and use it to scrub away any debris and dirt that is on the floor of the pool.
We spray the walls with water using the hose, as it is important that the walls are damp before proceeding with the acid wash.
We mix approximately 1 gallon of water with roughly one-third of a gallon of muriatic acid, utilizing a ratio of 3 parts water to 1 part acid for the best results.
We apply the solution to the pool walls, attach the brush to the end of the pole, dip the brush in the acid solution, and use it to thoroughly brush down the walls. We make sure that the plastic bucket remains on the ground for safety reasons, in case of spillage. We then leave the solution on the walls for several minutes so that it soaks into the surface of the pool walls.
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A sour green organ. Inside.
Red pink organ. Outside.
The life explained,
makes full sense.
The dock that floats,
amazed me as a child.
I'd swim out to this and jump
off it. For an instant I would
fly and crash to my cry.
The pine green around me,
my youthful fine skin,
glowed in a turtle's free
life. The fallen tree, made the sun
spot for their rest,
always to be.
Frog gone crazy in the plastic jug.
I made the big fish list.
I'd walk down a dirt road,
I miss it. I'll always love it.
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