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    Acid Wash: Before and After

    I don't really know where to put this since we don't have a "pool restorations" section...

    This post is long overdue but I've finally remembered to post and had the time to collect all the pictures! This acid wash was completed two weeks ago and took about a day to drain and clean then 48 hours with the garden hose to fill back up. I've since gotten the chemical levels perfect, however I am collecting a lot of "dust" that's left over from the newly emerged plaster. I'm having to backwash about every two days but that is a small (temporary) price to pay!

    I used 21 gallons of acid and several boxes of Washing Soda to neutralize it. I found the pump sprayer method of 50-50 water and acid was far too weak and ended up using a watering can and 100% acid to have any real effect. You'll notice, in the gallery of pictures, an up-close shot of the staining. I don't know what was allowed to happen to this pool but in another situation it could actually have been a kind of neat stained concrete effect.

    Anyway, the pictures!

    Before:


    After:


    Full album of progress here:
    http://imgur.com/a/9kvvQ
    22,000 gallon in-ground kidney-ish shape: 1 HP pump and Triton TR60 sand filter. NEW: Dolphin Nautilus robot! :)

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    Re: Acid Wash: Before and After

    good dog


    edit: pool looks good too
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    Re: Acid Wash: Before and After

    Looks great!

    Is your Lab like mine? Hard to keep out of the pool during the summer?
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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    Re: Acid Wash: Before and After

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie_R View Post
    Looks great!

    Is your Lab like mine? Hard to keep out of the pool during the summer?
    Sadly, no...

    She hates the water. She's part husky which, from what I've read, tend to be that way. This is the first time she will have been around a pool though so hopefully I can get her to like it!
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    Re: Acid Wash: Before and After

    Nice looking dog and pool.
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    Re: Acid Wash: Before and After

    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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    Re: Acid Wash: Before and After

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie_R View Post
    Oh I really hope to get her to that point!

    Reminds me of my aunt's chocolate lab when I was a kid. She loved to swim with us.
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    Re: Acid Wash: Before and After

    Omg Charlie!!! That's great!!!

    Chjade... the pool looks great!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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