Pool Maintenance, Pool Repairs, and MORE!
We repair pool pumps, pool pump motors, pool filters, pool vacuums, automatic pool cleaners, pool heaters and more. We also have a wide selection of spare parts for those emergency repairs.
We offer one-time pool chemical balance, Quarterly pool filter cleanings and also provide treatment for TDS (total dissolved solids) in pools. Your pool needs to be drained about once every five years to avoid high TDS, which will cause your chemicals to no longer be effective at killing bacteria. Call us for more information on pool maintenance.
Full-Service Weekly Pool Cleaning, Acid Wash, Chlorine Wash, Pool Filter Cleaning, Total Dissolved Solids Testing and cleaning, Pool Draining Services, Green Pool Clean Up Services, Pool Tile Cleaning and MORE.
One Time Pool Clean Up
Occasionally even the do-it-yourselfer can use a little help, especially after a long winter closing. Call OC Pools 911 and we will be happy to do a one-time cleaning of your pool or spa.
OCpools911 offers Full-Service Weekly Pool Cleaning that includes regular pool chemicals. We follow a 10-step cleaning process that includes: Skim Pool Surface, Clean Pump Basket, Clean Skimmer Basket, Backwash Filter (as needed), Test Pool Chemical Levels, Adjust Pool Chemical Levels, Inspect Pool Equipment, Vacuum Pool (as needed), Brush Walls and Steps, and Document Test Results. Our Full-Service Weekly Pool Cleaning provides a 10 step cleaning process with regular pool chemicals included.
Each week we will:
Skim Pool Surface
Clean Pump Basket
Clean Skimmer Basket
Test Chemical Levels
Adjust Chemical Levels
Inspect Pool Equipment
Vacuum Pool (as needed)
Brush Pool Walls & Steps
Document Test Results
If your pool walls are stained or discolored, we can help. Call for a free quote for an acid wash. It is generally better to perform these pool cleaning washes in fall, winter, and early spring.
We find that most of our clients in Southern California require a pool cleaning about once every five years. Doing so will help prevent against permanent staining. Not all pools, however, are ideal for an acid wash pool cleaning and Pool Tile Cleaning So Cal can quickly determine the best and least abrasive treatment for your pool.
What is Acid Wash Pool Cleaning?
An acid wash is a popular choice for removing tough stains from plaster and Pebble Tec pools. An Acid wash consists of a mixture of water and muriatic acid. The acid makes contact with the pools surface and gently removes a small layer, revealing a fresh layer of plaster underneath. This type of cleaning is intense and best-suited for removing tough surface stains from plaster and Pebble Tec.
How often Should My Pool Be Acid-Washed?
Due to the nature of an acid wash, this type of cleaning should not be performed on a regular basis. A yearly treatment, for example, would shorten the normal lifespan of a plaster pool by removing a layer each year. However, an acid wash can be a great tool for restoring a clean look on a dirty surface. We recommend, for both plaster and Pebble Tec pools, that you have it acid-washed every five years as needed.
An acid wash is not always the best option for cleaning. An acid wash should not be considered when the plaster is very old and thin. The best results can be achieved when the plaster is in good shape. Although an acid wash works well on most stains, some stains are too deep (such as staining from rebar) to be cleaned. The stains may be penetrating through many layers of plaster, and therefore should not be acid-washed.
Pebble Tec Pools
Pebble Tec pools are also acid-washed when they have stubborn stains. An acid wash pool cleaning is very effective on Pebble Tec pools with obvious dirt staining, rust stains and light calcium buildup on the pool interior. The Pebble Tec surface is much stronger than a plaster surface and can withstand an acid wash more regularly. Acid washing will not remove calcium water lines! Check out our bead and salt blasting process for cleaning calcium from the waterline.
Can I Do It Myself?
Pool Tile salt blasting is not a do-it-yourself project. Our equipment has been custom made for pool tile salt blasting, and we use Kieserite for the best results. Let Pool Tile Cleaning So Cal take all the mess and frustration out of cleaning and removing Calcium from your swimming pool tile, pebble Tec, real & artificial rock, brick, coping, glass tile, flagstone, fountains, etc…
1. First we drain the water completely from the pool, removing any leaves or debris as the water level drops.
2. Once the pool is empty, we spray the pool walls with water.
3. We then pour an acid/water mixture down the side of the wall (applying to one section at a time.
4. After about 30 seconds of allowing the acid to do its work, we scrub the wall using an acid brush.
5. We then rinse the wall and continue working around the pool until every section has been treated.
6. The acid-wash water at the bottom of the pool is neutralized using soda ash.
7. The mixture is pumped into a storm drain using a submersible pump.
8. The pool is rinsed once more, pumped, and refilled.
Green Pool Clean Up
We handle all conditions of a green pool from algae just starting to grow, all the way to pools that are so green you can’t even see the bottom. There is no pool clean-up we can’t handle.
The process for a green pool cleaning depends on the severity of the green pool algae problems. When you call OCpools911 for a free quote for pool algae removal, we will ask you some questions such as “Can you see the bottom of the pool?” Some pools just starting to turn green may be able to be treated with chemicals and constant circulation of the pool water by running the pump continuously for many days. However, most green pools are best cleaned by draining the pool, cleaning out the debris, scrubbing the pool walls with a chlorine wash, refilling the pool water, and balancing the pool chemicals.
We will clean or replace your swimming pool filter. We clean and service DE Filters and Cartridge Filter. Your cartridge filter should be cleaned every 4-6 months. Your DE filters should have a complete DE tear down and cleaning every 6 months to inspect the filter grids and remove packed on DE. Many pool problems are a result of not following these guidelines.
The swimming pool filter catches all the dirt and grime from your pool and it sticks in your filter. Your clean pool water runs through this filter before returning water to the pool. Do you want your pool water running through this collection of dirt, bacteria, and algae?
Another reason you need to clean your pool filter is that a dirty pool filter cannot run efficiently causing higher electric bills, wearing out your pool equipment faster and causing more swimming pool repairs.
Proper pool filter cleaning and maintenance at regularly scheduled intervals will keep your pool water cleaner, your pool bills lower, and your pool equipment will need less repairs and will last longer. Proper maintenance of your pool filter is very important. Call for a free quote for Pool Filter Cleaning.