New user to the forum, wanted to introduce myself and my Pool.
Bought house with 20' above ground pool. Last year, had it opened by same guy previous owners used to close it. Everything was good, save for the fact I would get silt, or sand on the bottom. Even after vacuuming to waste, a day or two later strands of silt would be back. This eventually led to demotivate me to keep it clean and coupled with last minute length travel plans, by the end of the year it had turned into a swamp. Pool has sand filter, not sure if it has broken lateral. Most likely going to replace the sand and clean out the filter just to be sure.
I was traveling a lot, and never was able to make a concerted effort to clear it. Eventually winter came, quicker than expected, so I just drained it down a few feet and left it uncovered all winter.
Now I get to catch up on all my procrastination.
Here is what pool looks like today:
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So obviously have a ton of work to do. I have ordered the k2006 test kit.
Once I get the filter and pump square I plan on the following:
- Going to remove as much as the leaf debris from bottom as I can.
- Then brush down the sides and bottom as much as possible
- Slam the pool per instructions on this site.
My question is, is this really the easiest way? I am not greatly concerned with cost. Still want to do it myself, but would draining it down, cleaning all the gunk off the bottom, and cleaning with bleach solution and refill, not be easier and less time consuming?
Thanks and wish me luck