In the heat of the Arizona summer, your swimming pool may be getting more use than any other time of the year. Owning a pool in Goodyear has many benefits that revolve around one main perk — escaping the occasionally unbearable heat. While a pool can be a great way to cool off, refresh your body, and even get in a great workout, it can also be a huge project to clean and maintain in order to keep it functioning properly throughout the year.

The more you use your pool, the more likely it is for grime to build up around the edges, on your drains, and in your filters. Just like drinking an excessive amount of coffee can stain your teeth, excessively using your pool can leave a stain on your tiles. In order to keep your swimming pool looking clean and brand new for as long as possible, it’s important to have an acid wash service performed on a regular basis.

The pool experts at Universal Pool Service have been keeping pools blue since 2002, and that is largely due to the amazing acid wash service that they provide. If your pool is looking musty or dirty, get in touch with our team today to schedule your cleaning service! Keep reading to learn more about the acid wash that we provide and how it can make your pool look new again — no matter how old it may be. 

What is Acid Washing?

Acid washing is the process of deep cleaning your pool beyond the normal scrubbing and removing built up calcium on pool tiles. Magnesium or copper stains can turn your pool’s plaster from white to blue, or turn black plaster gray. This process removes a thin layer of the surface of your tile or plaster to remove stubborn stains and deposits. An acid brush is used to apply the mix of acid and water after scrubbing, and then the solution is neutralized before being rinsed. An acid wash requires the pool to be completely drained before the sides are scrubbed, the acid solution is applied, neutralized, and rinsed before refilling the pool.

How Often Should an Acid Wash Be Completed?

Because acid washing removes a layer of the pool tile or plaster’s surface, an acid wash should not be done often. Too many acid washes can wear down the sides of your pool, creating the need for it to be completely re-plastered. The professionals at Universal Pool Service will be able to determine if your Goodyear swimming pool is a good candidate for an acid wash before completing the service. 

Tips for Maintaining Your Pool Surfaces

Your swimming pool in Goodyear deserves the best care so that you can keep using it for that backyard barbecue, mid-afternoon refreshing swim, or late night workout under the stars. Regularly scrubbing your pool can help you avoid damages and build up that may lead to costly repairs. Luckily, Goodyear swimming pool owners can benefit from the monthly pool cleaning and maintenance services provided by Universal Pool Service. When you schedule your monthly cleaning, you can trust that your pool will be left clean and sparkling month after month!

Of course, you can always take on the tedious task of scrubbing and skimming your pool every month. Not to mention cleaning the drains and the filters. But, if you’re not up for the hassle, give us a call today, we’ve got your back. 

Signs to Look For

If you’ve been regularly cleaning and maintaining your swimming pool, but you still notice a grimy, musty, or dirty appearance, or you can see that your plaster or pool tiles have changed color, it may be time to schedule an acid wash service. Some of the main signs to look for include:

  • Algae growth
  • Discolored plaster or tiles
  • Slimy water
  • Musty odor

An acid wash is not something that you should attempt on your own. The acid that you need can be found at most pool supply stores, however, the acid is an extremely dangerous chemical that can be harmful to you and your pool. Call the experts at Universal Pool Service to get the job done right.

Universal Pool Service is Ready to Give Your Pool a Face-lift

If you read any of the signs listed above and thought to yourself, “Hm, that’s exactly what my pool looks like,” don’t wait another second before giving us a call at Universal Pool Service. You will be shocked to see how an acid wash service can make your Goodyear swimming pool look brand new again. Get on our schedule as soon as possible so that you can get back to enjoying your clean, sparkling swimming pool in the midst of this intense Arizona heat!

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