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Old 07-01-05, 09:26 PM
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undefinedundefinedmy husband and i are attempting to acid wash our pool ourselves. what is the mixture ratio of acid to water and what is the best way to go about doing it? what steps do we need to take to get the pool ready to wash? we have already drained and cleaned the walls and bottom off with water and a brush.
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Old 07-06-05, 01:15 PM
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5 parts water to 1 part acid, then wash with TSP
Old 07-08-05, 08:16 PM
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sorry to disagree with Frank99 , however acid will is not effective on body oils or sun tan lotions among other things, PRIOR to acid washing wash down and lightly scrub with TSP to remove any body oils , sun tan oils, etc. rinse well then apply your acid wash mixture you can mix as strong as 2 parts water to 1 part acid , add 1/2 oz. of common dishwash soap to hold down fumes, keep the solution from " eating up " the plaster and to aid in holding the mixture on the walls, remember you will never remove all the stains from your pool , If you do you will probably destroy your plaster, where the water runs down to the deep end from the shallow end , keep thease areas hosed off well as they tend to etch too much . this is a job for two people , the waste water should be pumped to your sewer, NOT A SEPTIC TANK , if you cannot dispose in this manner you can dig a shallow pit, place a rubberized sheet in it to hold the waste water and pump it into the pit, then afterward , neutralize it with baking soda, before discarding . afterwards a wash using tsp would neutralize any residue on the plaster or simply rinse extremely well.


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