Acid Washing a Pool
Kirby's Pools offers a drain and clean or acid wash service for $650 to $850 .
This includes all of the following:
1.) Drain the pool. We will bring and set up our pump and drain the pool to a sewer clean out or to the street if allowed by local ordinances. In some cases a drain permit my be required and can be obtained by the homeowner, or us for an extra charge. We have a waiver we have customers sign disclosing risks of a fully drained pool and acid washing. Download pdf of waver Click
2.) Acid Wash. We use diluted muriatic pool acid combined with a buffer to wash the pool shell surfaces. The buffer helps ensure that the acid does not remove much of the plaster. This reduces the risk of exposing gunite underneath and also helps the plaster retain more of its smooth texture.
3.) Shovel out debris. if needed.
4.) Refill the pool. If residential we will typically need the customer to call us when the water is back up to the tile line.
5.) Add startup chemicals. We add cyanuric acid /stabilizer, calcium, sodium bi-carbonate, muriatic acid, and chlorine to convert the tap water to pool water and get the water balanced.
6.) Final vacuum. If needed. We give the pool a final vac to make sure it is clean when we are done.
Note: Results may vary, It most likely wont look 100% new again But as you can see in the above video I should in most cases make a huge change in the appearance . If you are looking for a brand new looking pool the best way to go would be a Re-Plaster, But If you pool is a good candidate for an acid wash It is a great option for a fraction of the cost.