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Thread: Anyone regretted an acid wash?

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    May 2015
    Las Vegas, NV

    Anyone regretted an acid wash?

    After lots of surfing through the boards.... I just wanted to ask owners who did get an acid wash....

    Have any one of you that has done an acid wash regretted it?
    Example : Has the pool surface been too rough after? Or has the plaster deteriorated faster?
    Are the con's true to be problemantic?

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Anyone regretted an acid wash?

    An acid wash does remove plaster, and thus shortens the lifetime of the plaster. For most people that effect is invisible until many years later. Having anything go wrong immediately is quite unusual.
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    Dec 2007
    Albuquerque, NM

    Re: Anyone regretted an acid wash?

    Only had one done after the plaster was installed. Evened out the plaster and exposed the aggregate quite nicely. Beyond that, I think it's a fairly safe procedure unless your plaster is on its last legs. I agree with Jason, though, it does remove plastered can definitely shorten the life span of the plaster.
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    May 2014

    Re: Anyone regretted an acid wash?

    I did my acid wash last spring and I don't regret it at all. It was terribly easy to do just please remember to have all the safety equipment especially the correct respirator and I wore Tyvek coveralls bought at Lowes. Took all of a couple hours and was a night and day difference. On top of that the pool experts wanted around $700 to do it and I spent maybe $200 and it fixed my high CYA problem
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