Pool Drain & Acid Wash
Pool Drain $195
Pool Drain + Acid Wash $695
We hate the thought of an empty swimming pool. We prefer seeing full, healthy, safe pools being enjoyed as often as possible. Sometimes, however, draining a pool is necessary. But how? As your trusted pool care partner, we want to make sure you know when draining your pool is the right call — and how to execute it properly.
Acid washing is a process that is done on a pebble tec® or plaster pool to remove a thin layer of the surface to remove stubborn stains and calcium deposits. The pool is drained and the sides scrubbed. Then a solution of muriatic acid and water is applied to remove the top coat of the pool. This is done manually using an acid brush. The residue is then neutralized with soda ash before being rinsed.
Why should this be done?
There are some pools that will have stains or discolored surfaces that develop over time. Sometimes these stains can’t be removed with scrubbing alone, and need to be acid washed to remove them. Plus, pools that have issues with hard water or algae growth will actually benefit from being drained, acid washed and then refilled.